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New Zealand has a lot of stunning views. I would have to say this ranks as one of the top views for me. I didn't even know about this but just happened to drive past and had to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just after lake tekapo go straight and detour to mount cook. We have really great time here.. Beautiful view..

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New Zealand has a lot of stunning views. I would have to say this ranks as one of the top views for me. I didn't even know about this but just happened to drive past and had to stop. The sun was blazing and the water was a crystal turquoise colour. Something else peculiar about this make is that it... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to many lakes all over the world and I think this is one of the most beautiful lakes. The color due to glacier rock flour is just amazing. Top that with Mt cook standing tall and imposing on one end just makes this even more magnificent. the drive along the lake to Mt Cook is stunning. But... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful lake with Mount cook in the background. We went there in the summer, so the weather is pleasing as well.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

If you love stunning beauty then this is a must see location in New Zealand. I first heard about this lake via some NZ websites, the pictures were amazing, but seeing it in person is an entirely new experience. As we turned the curve and began our slight descent, we could not believe our eyes. We kept yelling Oh my... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

When we thought Lake Tekapo was the most beautiful lake we have ever seen, Lake Pukaki immediately proves us wrong. The lake is just 30 minutes drive from Lake Tekapo and the scenery is just breathtaking. This lake is so beautiful and it makes driving around it a very difficult as it is so difficult to concentrate on the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Breathtaking views and plenty of spots on the road to take pictures. We love the fresh air and love the scenic drive there. Recommended!

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped several times on our way to Aoraki/Mt. Cook and it was a great place to stretch our legs and take in the extraordinary blue of the lake! We went in winter, but I can see there may be more available to do on the lake in the warmer months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Absolutely fantastic!!! The color of the water is unbelievable, and the surroudings are stunning. My favourite place in New Zealand. Only downside: the info point only sells salmon and a few snacks, not ideal for lunch.

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Thank Laura D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Lake Pukaki is the prettier cousin of a better known cousin (lake tekapo). According to our bus driver, the colour of the water is a different shade of blue everyday. No matter to us because we love it all the same! Sad that they are unable to popularise lake pukaki like lake tekapo. Instead, this is more like a toilet... More 

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