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Address: New Zealand
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Beautiful Lake

Nice to stop by if u have been driving for long. The lake is mirrors the magnificent view of the mountains and the sky .

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Macau, China
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Macau, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to stop by if u have been driving for long. The lake is mirrors the magnificent view of the mountains and the sky .

Thank 446juditec
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really has to be seen to be believed! The water is so blue and the Views of Mount Cook are amazing! Worth it even if you just pull over, get out and take a picture or two. Although i highly recommend taking it in for longer than that!

Thank Gary M
Rolleston, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

The scenery is breathtaking, the crystal blue lake, stunning mountain peaks. The freshest of air. A must on your travels.

Thank phazey
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

The shimmering Aquamarine hues of this beautiful lake is stunning and will have everlasting memories in my mind! Each view, each vista is as if it has been painted for you, but in fact it is so pure and natural unspoilt nature. We drove from Tekapo to see lake Pukaki and also saw lake Pukaki from the air by helicopter.... More 

Thank Kovit S
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

When you drive along the road and see the views of this lake you think your looking at a postcard. It looks unreal. Even when you take a picture it doesn't do this lake and surrounding views justice. With the snowy tips of mount cook in the background these views you'll remember forever. There's great places to stop along the... More 

Thank amyj7
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The lookout point for Lake Pukaki along State Highway 8 is VERY popular with tourists, and with good reason. The unique views of Mount Cook across the smooth,, blue waters of Lake Pukaki are well worth the stop. (It's free; why not?)

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Along the way drive to and from Aoraki Mt. Cook, we passed gigantic blue lake. Colour is nearly the same as sky. Must see lake!

Thank Mollymoon_26
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Heading out of Lake Tekapo toward Aoraki Mt Cook, this lake is the next body of water that is encountered.. I had NEVER seen any body of water this amazing shade of teal blue.. I was mesmerized. I pulled over as soon as it was safe to park to walk to the lakeshore. Aoraki Mt Cook is in the background... More 

Thank bas0921
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

We stopped here as part of my 'Contiki' tour and what a view! The lake was gorgeous which was made even better by the sight of Mt Cook in the background. It felt quite peaceful too, even though there were plenty of tourists around, you didn't feel like it was overcrowded. A must see in New Zealand.

Thank Megan H
San Diego, California
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

We drove from the south up to Lake Pukaki and arrived just as the clouds at the peak of Mount Cook were clearing. The water when the sunlight hits it is the most beautiful shade of blue. People will look at your photos and ask if they are real. Drive up the West side of the lake to Mount Cook... More 

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