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Travel Guide of Lake Pukaki in New Zealand by Influencers


Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island. The others are Lakes Tekapo and Ohau.



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Discover our travel guide of Lake Pukaki in New Zealand made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.



What you will see and do in Lake Pukaki:

  ⛰️ Mountain range     🏖️ Ocean     🏖️ Shore     🏞️ Reservoir     🏞️ Loch     🏖️ Beach  

Travel Tips for visiting Lake Pukaki

This lake leading to Mount Cook village is incredible. Its barely imaginable blue colour is a source of wonder to all who pass by. The road that runs along the lake for about thirty kilometres is one of the most beautiful roads in the country and one can't count the number of photo stops that one makes there, as each kilometre covered seems to offer an even more magical panorama than the previous one. Lake Pukaki, like its neighbour Lake Tekapo, is a real postcard landscape. It is a must-see if you are heading to Mount Cook. The turquoise water of the lake and the mountains in the background form a magnificent landscape. This amazing colour is perfectly natural: it comes from micro particles of rock suspended in the water. These come from the glaciers that feed Lake Pukaki upstream. The result is striking. Once here, all you have to do is enjoy and relax. You can take a short walk along the water's edge, but remember that this lake is about 30 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide. If the evening aperitif is rather pleasant with the view of the surroundings, imagine waking up in the morning, with the landscape offered by the glaciers





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   Our 18 Best Travel Pictures of Lake Pukaki

Taken and shared by travel photographers and influencers who have traveled to Lake Pukaki in New Zealand such as Casey Horner, Jean-Pierre Brungs, Yoal Desurmont. Click on the pictures to read their stories





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   Travel spots to explore around Lake Pukaki

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  ⛰️ Mountain range spots     🛣️ Road trip spots     🏞️ Loch spots     🏖️ Shore spots     🌊‍ Ocean spots     🏞️ Reservoir spots     🏖️ Beach spots     ❄️ Glacial lake spots     🌲 Forest spots  



  Travel map of Lake Pukaki

Explore 12 popular touristic places around Lake Pukaki with pictures shared by travelers, influencers and photographers... Click on the photos to read the travel guide of the destination


Church of the Good Shepherd

  26.4 km (16.4 miles) away from Lake Pukaki


  Travel guide of Church of the Good Shepherd

Hooker Valley track

  39.5 km (24.5 miles) away from Lake Pukaki


  Travel guide of Hooker Valley track

Aoraki/Mount Cook

  39.8 km (24.7 miles) away from Lake Pukaki


  Travel guide of Aoraki/Mount Cook

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

  53.4 km (33.2 miles) away from Lake Pukaki


  Travel guide of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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