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Lake Pukaki

New Zealand
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Perth
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449 reviews 449 reviews
352 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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