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Reviewed 5 days ago

Similar to Lake Tekapo you have a absolute stunning scenery here. The lake with the mountains in the background makes this place so special.

Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to find the right words to describe the beauty. We started with thick fog at the bottom of the lake, but as we got closer to Mt Cook the cloud cleared and the scenery was just breath-taking. The road is easy to drive,...More

Thank BBs_Mrs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful clear day greeted us as we drove to Aoraki/Mt Cook Village. What a stunning drive. After visiting Lakes Wakitipu and Wanaka, how could this area be as beautiful? The dominant and majestic Mt Cook, that's how. Awesome views along the way had us...More

Thank PS2290
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A lake with a snow-capped mountain view behind, is a breath-taking moment in my life. No words / pictures can describe. Lake Pukaki Visitor Information Centre is worth to visit (as they provide parking & photo spot). You also can stop by & buy some...More

Thank szakia
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We drove along the entire length of this lake to and from the Mt Cook area and we found ourselves stopping numerous times to appreciate the views and beauty of the area. Many simply breathtaking vistas all over the place.

Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This has to be a must do for visitors to South Island. Cross your fingers that the weather is kind and you will be rewarded with some of the most incredible views on this planet.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

A visit to nearby Mount Cook is not complete without stopping by Lake Pukaki - Blue Blue Blue waters - free camped in the Pines Camping spot - great location - fresh salmon sashimi breakfast from the Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon farms - luxuries of...More

1  Thank Chinacol A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The visitor center is at the head of the lake with a large parking area and beach. Views are great of the lake and mountains. The visitor center has a small shop and some foods available.

1  Thank J L
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Lake Pukaki is such a beautiful body of water. On a clear day it looks like it stretches on into infinity. It is well worth the visit to have your breath taken away by sheer beauty

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We drove from Queenstown to Tasman Glacier Lookout (passing through Lake Pukaki). The Lake is extremely beautiful and gives good views of Mt Cook (Mt Aoraki) and some other snow covered peaks.

2  Thank Damanig
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