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Lake Pukaki

New Zealand
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$274*
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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch
97%
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
112 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The views over the lake are stunning wherever you choose to stop to enjoy them. Like all the lakes in South Island there isn't a bad view.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Many talk about Lakes Tekapo and Wanaka, but if you are going for the best scenery, Lake Pukaki is the best. To top it off, the scenery can change a few times in a few hours, giving multiple photo-ops!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

i falled in love with this lake...blue blue water. seeing this lake made my heart delighted.even though i am writing a review now,thinking this lake made me smile.never saw such a beautiful place in my life.just like a fairytale. the view along route between mt cook and christchurch the best. next time will return driving here.never stop thinking this beautiful... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Most picturesque place around the region and away from the tourist crowds. Quiet and simply breathtaking. Bring a snack and spend some time staring into the beautiful scenery.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice attraction if driving by, the water is very blue with a view of snow topped mountains in the distance. Continuing the drive to Lake Tekapo will lead you to a nice tourist destination.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The picturesque view simply took our breath away on the drive from Queenstown to Mt. Cook. Photos and descriptions/reviews do not do this place justice so you just have to be there to experience the serenity and beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains.

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Sydney
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150 reviews 150 reviews
67 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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13 attraction reviews
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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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125 helpful votes 125 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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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