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Lake Pukaki

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Address: New Zealand
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US$111.50*
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Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour
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US$151.32*
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Mount Cook to Wanaka Tour
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US$260.66*
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Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

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Another amazing Lake I ever seen

Wow, it is the first time I ever seen. It was blue lake with snowy mountains as the background. You can buy fresh salmon in the shop while sighseeing and enjoying the lake. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Clayton, Australia
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Clayton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, it is the first time I ever seen. It was blue lake with snowy mountains as the background. You can buy fresh salmon in the shop while sighseeing and enjoying the lake. There are many rocks in the edge of lake and cannot go down but it is beautiful to see

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Christchurch to Queenstown you pass many lakes but Lake Pukaki simply took my breath away. The glistening blue waters with snow covered mountains in the backdrop I would strongly recommend stopping on the various lookouts along the highway. For those wanting particular good photos my suggestion is to stop at the closest to the shoreline. All photos uploaded... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Pukaki is one of the most dramatic lakes I've ever seen: enormous, a tropical turquoise hue (the restful of glacial debris), and surrounded by New Zealand's tallest mountain range, with the awe-inspiring Mount Cook at the lake's northern end. If you're anywhere in the area, this is definitely worth the stop for a quick walk or even just some... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the prettiest lakes in South Island, and especially fascinating when driving across the lake from Mount Cook. Piercing blue water. Impossible not to stop for a photo.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent views of Mt. Cook. Nice place for photos if you don't want to take the extra hour drive into the National Park for a more close up visit to the mountain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake has the most beautiful reflections of the mountains. Many people stop here for a break. There is seating along the lake to take in this beautiful scenery/

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stunning beauty of the lake. Be sure to visit this incredible lake. Go ahead and see mount Cook. The lake from another planet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost unbelievable - the colour of the water has to be seen - and with Mount Cook in the distance - spectacularly scenic. Hope for good weather to really enjoy this place.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couldn't believe our eyes when we've caught our eyes on this lake. The blue is so cyan that it doesn't looks like it belongs to this world. It's so hard to forget this blue and it's beauty with all the beautiful mountains sitting right behind it. Gorgeous, stunning, breathtaking, magnificent, whatever words that you can think of. If you could... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove at the side of lake on the way to Twizel and the Mt Cook. Beautiful scenery and coloured lake. A NZ must see.

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