The Sealy Tarns Track is a hike inside the Aoraki (Mount Cook) National Park. This National Park is situated on the west side of the South Island, accessible via SH80 from Twizel. The Park has more than 75 percent of the highest mountains in New Zealand.
This is the main domain for mountaineers and climbers, but the Sealy Tarns Track is one of a number of hikes that give ordinary people a chance to get a taste of the beauty of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
It is a return trip starting from National Park Visitor Centre and takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete. It is very steep in places, but you get compensated with continuous beautiful views over the Hooker Valley with its surrounding mountains.
You can also turn it into an overnight trip and stay in the 28 bunk Mueller Hut. If you do this in the summer season (middle of November to end of April) you need to make a booking
To do this hike during the winter months could be a bit tricky. With snow and ice on the track you would need crampons and ice axes.