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Lake Pukaki viewed from the bottom tourist viewing area just next to the main road is one of the scenic views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman across the stunning Blue lake you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Springbrook, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lake Pukaki viewed from the bottom tourist viewing area just next to the main road is one of the scenic views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman across the stunning Blue lake you will see. It is a photographers dream specially if there is no wind on the lake.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Awesome photo opportunities all around the lake, on the main road and close to it. The colour of the water is unique. Well worth the stop.

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London UK
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Heaven on Earth.....unspoilt....get there before it gets commercialised like Lake Tekapo ! We stayed in a Home Stay overlooking the lake just off the Mount Cook highway....wonderful ! Utter tranquility and a feasts for the eyes and soul...unforgettable ,,

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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93 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed down by the waters of this beautiful lake, freedom camping in a self contained campervan. The views are lovely only marred by the fact the clouds were over the top of Mount Cook. Even so the waters were amazing. There is an i site just over the bridge.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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80 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Lake Pukaki is a must see if on a journey around NZ's South Island. We stopped on our journey between Queenstown and Christchurch, via Lake Tekapo. The colour of the water is unbelievable, seriously no need for filters on your shots, due to its proximity to the mountains.The mountain range, which includes Mt Cook, give the vista that extra special... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Definitely the most beautiful lake in New-Zealand.Especially when the sky is clear so you can see the top of Mount Cook and when the sun shines on the lake making the water unbelievable blue. That view is one of the best in the world!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For a free scenery, this place is just amazing. Turquoise blue for the whole lake, with snowy alps on the background. There's no way you will miss it when you drive past it. I actually had to tone down the saturation a bit in editing-app to make the pictures believable. If you have time, drive north for a while. There's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Drove past this enroute to Mt Cook. What a beautiful colour! The drive was most pleasant, all along the side of this lake.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were lucky to have a run of really settled weather, and spent two part days around this lake. It is the most stunning blue, and pictures will not do it justice. We also had a crack at some fishing on the edges, and although we saw a few nice trout, they are still in the lake. Some really good... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The most picturesque scenery ever, this stunning turquoise coloured lake is nestled below Aoraki/Mt Cook and its surrounding alps. The outside temperature was rising as we drove through Central Otago, over Lindis Pass to Lake Pukaki, enroute to Christchurch. Pukaki offered a welcome cool down opportunity as we gingerly negotiated the piled up boulders that border it. A must see... More 

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