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Most beautiful lakes in the South island. Every photo that we take was like an art piece. It was quiet unlike Lake Tekapo, so you can enjoy the scenery 200%.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Most beautiful lakes in the South island. Every photo that we take was like an art piece. It was quiet unlike Lake Tekapo, so you can enjoy the scenery 200%.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Arrived in the afternoon when it was snowing lightly. Nice, peaceful and big lake, almost like an ocean!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The scenery here is just so stunning! We were passing through on our way to Mt Cook and couldn't resist to get out and take some photos. The colour of the lake is UNREAL. The little shop is cute and it's worthwhile to have a look at the info centre next to the shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited the lake going from Tekapo to Mount Cook, and we could simply not resist but to stop along the way and just gaze at this beauty. The best place to stop and view the lake is the area near the information center, however, road 80 also provides some stunning panoramas of the lake (we even managed to catch... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beware driving past this place as you might be so distracted that you have an accident! It is just one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We always stop here for lunch and stretch the legs, its a bonus if you can see Mt Cook. There is also a great geocache nearby if you are into that sort of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The view of Mt Cook at the far end of the lake worth the whole drive if you visit in winter and love snow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful lake that is bluish whiteish in colour because of the glacial water flowing down. That day we were there dawned clear and beautiful and we could see all the way to the mountains. There's also fresh salmon sushi style. It's a bit on the expensive side but hey! We're already there! So we sat and ate and admired the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a good day but by the time I got back to the car the clouds had come up and was covering the mountin

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I stooped by while on a bus from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown. The view can be seen while on the bus and I was hoping that the bus will stop so I can take a few photos. I wished I had more time there, the view was fantastic and the lake was amazing. I highly recommend stopping over to view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On fine day the lake looks amazing and Mt Cook stands supreme above all the rest. Information centre is great and shows us the good use of water as a renewable resource.

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