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"mount cook"
in 90 reviews
"salmon"
in 27 reviews
"south island"
in 39 reviews
"new zealand"
in 43 reviews
"sunny day"
in 16 reviews
"blue water"
in 8 reviews
"the snow capped mountains"
in 7 reviews
"visitor center"
in 6 reviews
"information centre"
in 11 reviews
"southern alps"
in 9 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 8 reviews
"take photos"
in 7 reviews
"tasman glacier"
in 5 reviews
"the main road"
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"colour"
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"background"
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"tekapo"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is with excellent mountain views and very big. The water is very clean and we can drink just there. Surrounding mountain view is great. This is also a very big lake like Tekapo.

Thank kiranmarvel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Friday 27th April on our way from Lake Tekapo to Omarama. We thought Lake Tekapo was magnificent until we saw Lake Pukaki. You get to see more of this Lake and it's quieter without all the tourists being there blocking your view.

1  Thank Michael-4551
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place. Breathtaking view of Mountains with amazing blue lake. We admired this beauty on our self drive to Mount Cook

Thank jaleel28
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pukaki is simply spellbinding. The blue emerald water is magical. I biked along this lake and also camped at the DOC free campsite. There are toilets and camping areas plenty. The views are too good to be true. The sunset rays on Mt Cook was...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best lake, I have seen in my entire life. So pure and so much turquoise. Absolutely recommended stop for anyone traveling via this route.

Thank Soam_Jena
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We stopped here on the way to Mount Cook village. This is one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen; the colour of the water changed according to the amount of sun shining on it. I have never witnessed so many colours of...More

Thank LadyWillow2014
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Can still recall that moment when I first saw the lake while on the way to the lake's information centre coming from Queenstown. It was simply stunning. That distinct light blue colour I've never seen before in a body of water. And then ooppss...eyes on...More

Thank DParreno
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Its one of the very beautiful lake that I have ever seen. Visited in December month. It looks beautiful along with snow capped mountains(Mt. Cook). Color of the lake is so beautiful.

1  Thank Mamata H
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I stopped here on the way to Mt Cook from Christchurch. Personally, I think this lake is better than Lake Tekapo. The skyblue color of the surface was magical.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

most amazing lake in south island, looks like unreal. definitely have to go and see, it is so beautiful. it also won't take long to visit, it is close to the main road. very accessable as well.

Thank Alice Z
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