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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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South Island, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Milky blue Lake, Mount Cook View if you have good weather. Try nice salmon it's very delicious. Drving alongside the blue lake is gorgeous.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We drive from Twizel to Lake Pukaki visitor center about 25min. The Center just beside the main road SH8 on your left side. I know the Lake view is amazing but my purpose is to taste the Salmon Sashimi. The Salmon cut into 6~8 slice /100gm in a box cost $10. I feel that is a bit costly so we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hard to explain how breathtakingly beautiful this view is. A photographer's dream. Not sure if we were just lucky with the weather but nevertheless well worth the visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We drove to the isite first and as the place was crowded with two sets of coaches having made their stop decidedto move on to Peters lookout. It was not the most clear sunny day but the view was amazing anyway! Well worth the extra ride of 15min to capture the beautiful scenery and Aoraki in all its glory! The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We puulled into the visitors' centre carpark and walked awhile along the lake front. Photos galore of the pristine blue waters for the lake and the surrounding majestic mountains. The statue of the mighty tahr captures the wildness of the region. Memorable and so worth the visit!

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Hilton Head Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

So many beautiful lakes in New Zealand. Make the trip to see Lake Pukaki. Just a short drive south from Christchurch and worth the ride.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lake Pukaki, it was such a shame we didn't stop to enjoy the beauty of this beast. I'm exaggerating but this definitely feels like seeing in the eye of mother nature, just filled with pure grandiose of awe which strikes me the first time I saw it. We were just stopping at Lake Tekapo (which was beautiful in its own... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was really sunny when we went, which helped to enhance the beauty of the view! We bought some fresh salmon there and sat by the lake to enjoy our meal. The salmon cost only 30NZD for 500g of freshness! The view is stunning and the skies clear. Loved this place.

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Springbrook, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lake Pukaki viewed from the bottom tourist viewing area just next to the main road is one of the scenic views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman across the stunning Blue lake you will see. It is a photographers dream specially if there is no wind on the lake.

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