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Lake Pukaki

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

On our way from Oamaru to Christchurch airport to fly out of NZ in the evening we took the long route inland past Lake Pukaki. It was well worth it as the views over to Mount Cook are just amazing. We had missed these views...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Lovely blue water on the way to Mount Cook. Very large lake with lots to do if you have the time. Water sports abound.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This area McKenzie Country is one of my favourite places in the South Island. The views of the mountains, countryside, lakes and canals are tranquil and pleasing to the eye. Mount Cook is not far away for the adventurous and for the fisherman the lakes...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Lake Pukaki is one of the hydro lakes of the South Island, with a bright blue colour due to its greywacke (rock type) sediment it contains. New Zealand's highest mountain Mt Cook or Aoraki soars from the lake making it an amazing sight. Hopefully you...More

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Really loved Lake Pukaki (which is prettier than its more well-known neighbour Lake Tekapo and less tourists). The colour of the lake is a milky aquamarine, like someone has poured milk into a crystal blue lake. Driving to Mount Cook is a delight as you...More

Thank Lily M
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My husband, daughter and I fell in love with Lake Pukaki! The beauty of this visually-stunning, turquoise, limpid, glacial lake is enhanced by the splendour of the surrounding snow-capped Southern Alps - or perhaps it is the other way round? No matter, the scenery is...More

2  Thank PattyGRMac
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The drive from Twizel to Tekapo past Lake Pukaki is amazing: turqouise glacial water, and Mount Cook in the background. There's a place to pull off of the highway just after crossing the canal - you can drive up the water's edge for a picnic...More

Thank Herman C
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. Of all the lakes we saw, Lake Pukaki was BY FAR the most beautiful. The blue water is incredible! We drove here early in the morning and stopped a LOT along the way...More

1  Thank drnichole
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The colour of this lake needs to be seen to be believed. Amazing blue! The drive towards Mt Cook is stunning, with incredible views of the lake and of the mountains. Some great places for camping are available around the lake as well. In addition...More

Thank AlbanyRick
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stunning vistas of Mt Cook.Wildflowers,crystal blue water,views that seem to go on forever.Great photo spot of Mt Cook

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Hi all, looking at booking a room here in January 2016. Which room is better Grand Seaview (Grand Deluxe Seaview) or Honeymoon Sea View?
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