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Lake Pukaki

New Zealand
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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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31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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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Southport, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The color of this lake is magnificent. We have stopped for some time to admire it. No people just u and nature. Loved it :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

we went to lake tekapo before here..but driving over the mountain range to see this site..omg..what a beautiful lake..we got there just before sunset..the view was nothing short of fantastic..the mountains in the background reflecting off the lake were simply amazing...a beautiful part of the south island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lake Pukaki is absolutely stunning! The colour of the water is incredible- such a bright blue when the sun is shining! The views of Mount Cook across the lake are also beautiful. One of my favourite places in New Zealand!

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Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is nothing like driving towards the Southern Alps near Lake Pukaki. We were travelling in a jucy travel van and stayed right on Lake Pukaki where the information centre is. There is toilets there but no camping facilities.But, it definitely didn't matter. It was amazing waking up to the view! There is nothing like it especially if you haven't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was speechless (something my husband would say was impossible) when I saw the lake with the mountains at the background. This place is absolutely amazingly beautiful, words can't describe it. We drove along the lake all the way to the Aoraki Visitor centre on the number 80 road, what a drive :) and then back to the "main road"... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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28 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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