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Lake Pukaki ( used in Lord of the Rings trilogy) is the most stunning shade of blue...we visited on a glorious autumn day when the sky and colours were at their very best. The lake is an unbelievable colour...., the rivers tumble down and into...More
Even though Lake Pukaki was still beautiful on a cloudy day, we would have really liked to have had a view of the mountains as well. The exceptional blue waters of the lake were stunningly visible and no less blue.
Maybe because of the time and sunlight, the colour was not as what we expected.
The salmon sold in the shop was delicious which I highly recommend. Please avoid the coffee! You will appreciate my warning.
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
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.
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
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
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