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Lake Pukaki

New Zealand
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$278*
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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Sydney
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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stopped here at the end of our 17-day bus trip for a group photo. It was an ideal location with the amazing view as a background. They say that tour operators leave the best to last. There were plenty of amazing scenes on our tour of New Zealand - this was one of the best.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I stopped here on my way from Christchurch to Queenstown and the view was absolutely breathtaking. It is an absolute must on any checklist to New Zealand's South Island.

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Toronto, Canada
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126 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We drove from Queenstown to Mount Cook and lake Pukaki. It's a beautiful lake with brilliant views of Mount Cook in the background. The water seems crystal clear and there are lots of places to stop and click photos. We were very lucky to have a clear and sunny day though a bit cold. The beauty of the mountains and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great drive on the side of lake pukaki to Aroki Mt Cook Village. You will not feel tired of surrounding beauty of this place and always keep looking for more. The turquoise blue water color of lake was something never seen before and the view of mountain along the drive was excellent. We went in spring when few mountain were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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50 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The sun was out there was a biting wind this did not take away from breath taking view and blue of the water with Mount Cook in the distance. It's a stunner everywhere you look. Saw it from a different angle the following day sun out not a ripple on the lake a photographers dream.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting Lake Pukaki which is a glacier fed lake but we had some idea of what to expect since we encountered Lake Tekapo on the way. The beautiful turquoise blue colour of these lakes is best observed in spring when water and glacial flour from the melting glaciers flow into the lake. We went in... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Might just be the company I keep, but we ran down to the water's edge like a bunch of 8 year olds souped up on chocolate bars- laughing and skipping stones. Might have been the beautiful view of Mount Cook in the background, the breathless blue of the water or the spring air. Who knows. We will go back in... More

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Pune, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have never been more amazed by my surroundings.. We stayed overnight (freedom parking) at a spot here and the evening - next morning - everything was just downright pleasant. Please do visit - tekapo / pukaki area whenever at south island.

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lake Pukaki is one of the most beautiful lakes in NZ, second only to Lake Tekapo. The color of the lake is a stunning blue and when the sunlight falls on the water it is very beautiful. We drove from lake Tekapo to Mt cook and from Mt cook to Omarama next day and saw the lake through the entire... More

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I stayed with my partner on the free camping site here, you have to be fully contained but its great to stay and watch the sun go down with the one you love, there was something almost dream like about the place. We loved it, I had sweet and sour chicken on a table outside watching the wild life the... More

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