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Hannah wrote a review Oct 2020
72 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful views, worth stopping along the road to Mt. Cook. Each day can be different in the colors of the water and on a sunny day the turquoise color is amazing!
Date of experience: March 2020
Rantin rover wrote a review Oct 2020
Biggar, United Kingdom8,118 contributions1,234 helpful votes
I'm sure had we been able to complete our itinerary, which included a couple of nights at Mount Cook Village, we would have seen a lot more of Lake Pukaki. However in April 2020 with Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place we pulled into the almost empty Visitor Centre car park for our only brief stop on a 5 ½ hour drive between Wanaka and Christchurch Airport. Exemptions for repatriation travel only permitted getting directly to an airport but with some snow on the mountain ranges and the correct light it would have perhaps been "a picture" worth capturing en route. The one we got was just "okay" but I appreciated the 5 minutes not being at the steering wheel!…
Date of experience: April 2020
2 Helpful votes
pd7 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom535 contributions235 helpful votes
Fabulously picturesque/scenic lake and views with its ridiculously turquoise colour! Just amazing - especially as you drive towards the far distant mountains and they inch closer & higher - we had to stop again & again & again for photos and just to stroll around and take it in. Superb drive from the east coast across south island to the mountains & Aoraki/Mt Cook. A definite must see Top 10 location of NZ.…
Date of experience: January 2020
DurhamEvvo wrote a review Jun 2020
Crook, United Kingdom438 contributions133 helpful votes
Beautiful lake with fantastic views of the mountains in the distance. Bit windy on the day we visited but good for a viewing and a leg stretch.
Date of experience: February 2020
CathoTateweg wrote a review Jun 2020
Kaitangata, New Zealand57 contributions16 helpful votes
Pretty hard to beat this spot when thinking of beautiful views in NZ. we stayed here for a night in our caravan in the freedom camping spot. Beautiful starry night and that view is to die for.
Date of experience: June 2020
1 Helpful vote