Lake Pukaki track

Lake Pukaki track

Ruataniwha Conservation Park, Mackenzie Basin


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Tania B

Ranking: 9/10

AMAZING VIEW... nice toilets and lots of space, but not much charm besides the view of lake and mountains

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Laura Samuel

Ranking: 10/10

This lake is soooo amazing. Compared to the two nearby it's pretty warm to swim in and such a gorgeous colour. We road the A20 in January and visiting this lake and the rail along side was the highlight. Views are outstanding is the weather is kind to you.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ulrich K


Ranking: 10/10

Most beautiful lake I have ever seen. Go there when it is sunny with some clouds. Turquoise water that is also incredibly clear.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Daniele Greco

Ranking: 8/10

Not to easy to find the entrance but once inside is amazing and you can easy find nice spot and start relaxing. Near the trees you can find the public toilet but it stinks a lot.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jaime Alarma Olmos


Ranking: 9/10

Stunning blue water with Mt Cook in the horizon. Good and well maintained treks around the lake.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jill Stebbing


Ranking: 10/10

Came here after Lake Tekapo. Just so beautiful but much quieter. Great place to swim and picnic.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Funhui Temp

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Ranking: 10/10

You should not miss this!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Eric Hertort


Ranking: 10/10

The Lake Pukaki and the Tekapo Lake are one of the most beautiful spots on earth.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jaime Suarez


Ranking: 8/10

Nice lake which looks like a mirror. On sunny days the landscape is beautiful.

Reviewed about 5 years ago