Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki: Top Tours & Activities

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About Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki is a glacial lake that has become famous for its milky blue color and as the foreground to Mount Cook. I can promise you that Lake Pukaki looks much more impressive when you see it in person than it does in any photograph or video. You have to catch the lake on a sunny day, though, to get to see its mesmerizing blue color. The scenic drive from Lake Tekapo to Lake Pukaki is approximately 49 km (30 mi) in length. Driving at about 100 km/h (62 mph), it would take approximately 25 to 35 minutes to drive from Lake Tekapo to Lake Pukaki.

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