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Lake Pukaki

New Zealand
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This is heaven on earth. The views are amazing!! We camped out here (no facilities at all) but it was the most amazing experience. The view as the sun set, the view as the sun rose, the view at night, the view during the day. THE VIEW!! It was so serene, the reflections on the lake made is seem almost... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We spent 2 mornings at Lake Pukaki and had very different weather on each day. One day was overcast and we couldn't see the mountains at the far end of the lake but the blue water and moody light still gave us some great photos. The second morning was clear and the views of the mountains were everything that we... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped at this lake while driving from Christchurch to Queenstown as it is along the main road. I pulled off and walked a few yards to the lake. The view was absolutely incredibly. The rocky shore, blue waters, and snow capped mountain range combine for a view that hints of heaven. Do not miss this. Also this should not... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

When I saw the view of this lake...it truly took my breath away. New Zealand has lots of wonderful lakes. I saw a few of them but Lake Pukaki is my favorite.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There are many features around the lake to appreciate the beauty of it. It is important to take time out...enjoy and relax around here

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are so many breathtaking views in New Zealand, and most of them are free from hordes of people, so it has to be something special to warrant anyone saying "this is the best". But this can lay claim to it. yes, there are some other people around, but it is quiet and the views are awesome. Beautifully blue lake... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The big old blue. It's such a beautiful sight when you see the lake and mt Cook is in the distance! Do it in the summer where it's not snowed in when travelling

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Gandhinagar, India
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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

In one word - Breathtaking! Strictly only meant for people who are fascinated by what nature has of its own and those who like the fact that some places on the planet are meant to be left alone. The views are breathtaking, the winds are powerful and the culmination of water, mountains and clouds is as dramatic as can be!... More

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Tasmania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a great place to stop for a coffee break and stretch your legs. We stopped here on our way to Wanaka after leaving Lake tekapo.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

To the right before you get to Pukaki information centre is a lovely place to park or picnic right by the waters edge, with the best view of Mt Cook. This area is in pine trees with public conveniences. There is a a lovely track amongst our native herbs and plants to walk or bike, truly a special area which... More

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