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“Wonderful hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moke Lake

Moke Lake
Moke Lake Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3 442 7935
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Queenstown
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We took a Christmas day hike around Moke Lake. The whole area was pristine. I think we saw one other group on our walk and it was a warm sunny day.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Great locals place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We escaped Queenstown to explore the surrounding area and were not disappointed with Moke Lake! Great 2 hour walk around the lake with other trails to explore in the surrounding area. There is camping availabile.

Visited December 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Beautiful, accessible lake and walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

If you want an easy, no-hassle visit to some of the more gorgeous scenery on the planet -- Moke Lake might be for you. It's a quick drive from Queenstown, but as soon as you turn off the main highway you are in a different world. The drive through a highland sheep station is lovely, and then you reach a gem of a lake set against mountains with a nice walk around it. This is not a serious hike, but it's a nice place for a picnic or stroll. On the day we went -- a Friday afternoon in summer -- there were only a few other people at the lake, including a couple of campers. It was lovely!

Visited January 2013
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“A great little secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Even at it's busiest Moke Lake is a serene. The 20-30 minute drive out there from Queenstown is beautiful and once the you can ride or walk some great trails or just sit and contemplate the view.

Visited January 2013
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Bowie, Maryland
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“Couldnt find the area to walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We found beautiful photo ops but could not find the walking trail everyone raved over :(. Really nice area though.

Visited December 2012
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