New Zealand, Aoraki (Mt Cook)

Lake Pukaki

MUSTGlacial lakesLupin fieldsWalking trailsScenic viewsMountain lakesScenic drives

Lake Pukaki is a stunningly beautiful glacial lake located in the Mackenzie Basin. It is fed by the glacial meltwater from the Southern Alps, which gives the lake its characteristic bright blue color.

Lake Pukaki is a popular spot for photography, hiking, fishing, and boating. There are several walking trails along the lake shore which offer stunning views of the lake and the Southern Alps. We recommend Lake Pukaki Shoreline Walk.

Lake Pukaki is also known for stunning natural beauty and vibrant colors of nearby lupin fields. The fields are in bloom from November to January and offer a beautiful contrast to the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps in the distance. It's important to note that while the lupin fields are beautiful, they are also fragile ecosystems, and you should take care not to damage the plants or their habitats.