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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I drove a campervan, camping overnight is free. Pretty sight and there's a nearby mound to just sit by and watch the sun set behind the mountainous skyline. Would recommend shades if you plan to sit outside since the sun sets in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank H7604RScharlesc
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of stunning blue lake I have ever visited with its gorgeous view (Mt. Cook view). Take a time to drive around until Mt. Cook area to see another angles of it, you won't regret!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dewi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

One 3,400 m mountain (Cook) and many 3,000 m peaks host glaciers from which rivers eventually flow into Lake Pukaki. Finely ground rock produced by the glaciers remains in suspension in the lake waters and reflecting sunlight give the distinctive milky blue hue. Good opportunities...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank idmacgregor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't just stop at Tekapo, take some time to visit Lake Pukaki. If you're heading to Mt. Cook, you'll spend a good twenty minutes drivung along the banks and have plenty of amazing photo ops. There is very little development around the lake, so it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lake like no other. It is turquoise in colour and stretches 65km up to the slops of Mt Cook. Just an incredible view and lots more especially when to travel up towards Mt Cook and the Hermitage. Asked about my most memorable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank electrickev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many others have written, simply a gorgeous lake with beautiful Mt Cook in the background. We were fortunate to have sunny weather and blue skies. The drive up from Twizel to Mt Cook National Park was stunning. Not to be missed. Spectacular in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jeffrey E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world to see. The contrast between the lake and snowy Mt. Cook in the background is indescribable. My heart almost stopped. The water is turquoise and you feel as though you've stepped into a fairytale.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LizbetLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our early morning drive from Twizel out to do the Hooker Valley trail was spectacular with the superb scenery along Lake Pukaki. The sun was just rising and the colour of the lake was so blue. Stop at Pete's lookout and just enjoy the beauty....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter_Clare_50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see. O my word, a photo, a review, nothing can represent the views and color better than reel life. It is so so beautiful. It is a must when visiting the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gordon-Bianca M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Pukaki is an fantastic lake. Even in clody weather the waters have the clour of the sky. Just amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
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