Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook

 

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A lake with exceptional beauty and clarity; Tasman River, flows off the Tasman Glacier, gives the lakes the colour of electric blue water (more like turquoise for me). The lake shore is gravel with some big stones, signs of old glacier. On a clear day, Mount Cook and Southern Alps are reflected in the waters of the lake. Around 30 minutes drive, we will arrive to New Zealand’s highest mountain – The Aoraki / Mount Cook – 3,754m – which first climbed in 1894 by New Zealanders Tom Fyfe, George Graham and Jack Clarke (credit to DK Eyewitness Travel New Zealand and New Zealand Cards). I had chance to enjoy the beauty of Lake Pukaki 8 times during my summer, winter and spring holidays; and Mount Cook village twice during my summer and winter holidays.

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