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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving from Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook National Park was very scenic along the shore of lake Pukaki with views of Mt Cook the highest peak in New Zealand

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SallyP1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here on the way from Queenstown to Lake Tekapo. Unfortunately the weather was somewhat overcast so we didn't get to see the lake at its best, but it was still a very attractive place and well worth a short break.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 8 July 2019

After Lake Tekapo, our next halt was Lake Pukaki view Point. What a great view of a magnificent lake with blue water surrounded by snow clad mountains, Mount Cook overlooking the Lake with clear reflections of mountains in the Lake. One could sit hear for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dalbir_S_Virdi
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Such a sense of peace and tranquility besides the awesome scenery and landscape. I could just sit there and admire the view.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank doreenllc
Reviewed 8 May 2019

The blueness of the waters is so beautiful ... words fall short of description ... it was a very calm day so the there were hardly an ripples .. we were mesmerized with the beauty and stillness ...

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank S B
Reviewed 4 May 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2019

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R K L
Reviewed 26 April 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank YuiYY
Reviewed 17 April 2019 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 16 April 2019

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 Aston D
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