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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stop off at the visitor centre and viewpoint at the south of the lake. What a stunning view. The colour of the water is unreal. Amazing place to take in nature and the scale of the scenery.

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lake has lots of spots to park your motorhome for the night.. The views are amazing..and the mini pine forest is full of little fluffy rabbits and lovely bird life for the kids... Although a bit of a struggle to get to the water...More

Thank tanialee40004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Pukaki just takes my breath away every time we visit especially when it is on a perfect day. We were lucky to score just one of those special Spring days. The views over the lake toward s Mt Cook were spectacular. We stopped at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at a couple of the lookout points on our drive to Mt Cook. The main lookout just before the Mt Cook turn off is simply spectacular. I’d say that Pukaki is even more special than Tekapo. We were told by some locals that...More

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super beautiful! Very peaceful and quiet afternoon with Mount Cook reflection in Lake Pukaki. Highly recommended.

Thank GinaSeh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Pukaki is a beautiful creamy blue colour lake, fed by the Tasman River and snow melt off from the Mount Cook area just to the north. This moraine-dammed lake runs north-south and is nestled up against the mountain range to the west, making for...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You read the reviews about the colour of the lake, but nothing can prepare you for the sight! It’s like something out of a book! Absolutely amazing. There is a small shop that sells salmon and a few other things, plus toilet facilities. A few...More

Thank LeighK82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered past Pukaki and stopped for a spell. I don't know that I've ever seen that color water before. I don't think so. Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains.

Thank RebelTimeTraveler
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

After just coming from Lake Tekapo I wasn’t sure how Lake Pukaki would compare but I was blown away with its beauty. The water was clear and sparkling with the snow capped mountains behind. Magical! Next time I would pack a picnic to enjoy by...More

Thank Lovestoholiday24
Reviewed 4 September 2018

amazing hue of blue, with family friendly camp grounds and a great veiw of aoraki. there are some really great walks nearby, and the te aoroah trail begins in tekapo, just a few minutes drive away. This track does get pretty crowded so if your...More

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