Activities

Chillin, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Tiffany Young

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic

Pukaki and Aoraki together is truly a moment to remember forever.

Mount Cook (Aoraki), the highest mountain in New Zealand, lies on the Northern base of Lake Pukaki - this will definitely be good.

Getting there all depends on where you're coming from. To start, GPS the Lake Pukaki Information Centre and then explore as you wish. Follow motorway 8 along the South end of the lake for a few different parking spots. Climb some rocks and get blown away (literally, the winds can get pretty strong.)

"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." - Wikipedia

Here you can prepare yourself for an incredible sunset and/or some stargazing. With an incredible view of the turquoise blue lake and Aoraki resting right in front of you... skipping rocks has never been so fun.

It's sure to be a drive to go down in the books.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Chillin, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Tiffany Young

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