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The view of Mt Cook at the far end of the lake worth the whole drive if you visit in winter and love snow.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The view of Mt Cook at the far end of the lake worth the whole drive if you visit in winter and love snow.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful lake that is bluish whiteish in colour because of the glacial water flowing down. That day we were there dawned clear and beautiful and we could see all the way to the mountains. There's also fresh salmon sushi style. It's a bit on the expensive side but hey! We're already there! So we sat and ate and admired the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a good day but by the time I got back to the car the clouds had come up and was covering the mountin

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I stooped by while on a bus from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown. The view can be seen while on the bus and I was hoping that the bus will stop so I can take a few photos. I wished I had more time there, the view was fantastic and the lake was amazing. I highly recommend stopping over to view... More 

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South Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On fine day the lake looks amazing and Mt Cook stands supreme above all the rest. Information centre is great and shows us the good use of water as a renewable resource.

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Milky blue Lake, Mount Cook View if you have good weather. Try nice salmon it's very delicious. Drving alongside the blue lake is gorgeous.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We drive from Twizel to Lake Pukaki visitor center about 25min. The Center just beside the main road SH8 on your left side. I know the Lake view is amazing but my purpose is to taste the Salmon Sashimi. The Salmon cut into 6~8 slice /100gm in a box cost $10. I feel that is a bit costly so we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hard to explain how breathtakingly beautiful this view is. A photographer's dream. Not sure if we were just lucky with the weather but nevertheless well worth the visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We drove to the isite first and as the place was crowded with two sets of coaches having made their stop decidedto move on to Peters lookout. It was not the most clear sunny day but the view was amazing anyway! Well worth the extra ride of 15min to capture the beautiful scenery and Aoraki in all its glory! The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We puulled into the visitors' centre carpark and walked awhile along the lake front. Photos galore of the pristine blue waters for the lake and the surrounding majestic mountains. The statue of the mighty tahr captures the wildness of the region. Memorable and so worth the visit!

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