d36***08There are many lakes in New Zealand, most of which are surrounded by mountains, the shoreline is tortuous, the lake is clear, and the scenery is pleasant. It is an excellent tourist attraction. Lake Pukaki, located in the middle of the South Island, is unique with 4 and is worth a visit. First, because the lake water is rich in rock particles and minerals, under the sunlight, it reflects a distinctive blue color, dreamy and attractive, and has the reputation of "blue milk lake". The second is that the lake is the best place to overlook the Cook Mountains. When the weather is fine, standing on the southern shore of Lake Pukaki, the Southern Alps on the northern shore 55 kilometers away are clearly visible. The highest peak is Mount Cook. The third is the lifelike statue of Taer sheep. Taer sheep, native to the Himalayas, lives between high mountains and cliffs. It is a first-class protected animal in my country and is included in the "near threatened" animal list in the world. In 1904, an Englishman brought five Tahr sheep to the South Island. Because there were no natural enemies, Tahr sheep thrived in the Cook Mountains and became the favorite hunting animals for European and American hunters to hunt in New Zealand. In 2014, people erected the handsome and mighty Thar sheep statue on the shore of Lake Pukaki to commemorate the achievements of the people concerned in protecting the Thar sheep worldwide. Taking a photo with the statue is the best choice for all tourists. Fourth, on the south bank of Lake Pukaki, there is a Mount Cook salmon farm. The salmon meat is firm and tender, and the price is good. Many food lovers come to taste and buy.
gracewyinLake Ticabo ( Lake Tekapo) is located in the Southern Alps Mountains and is a famous glacial lake on the South Island of New Zealand. The unique Turkish Blue Lakefront, with snow-white mountains surrounded by four sides, forms a beautiful view. In addition to being a famous attraction in New Zealand, this is the first town in the world listed as a "Star Sky Nature Reserve" by UNESCO. The salmon 🍣 here is also very delicious. Visitors can try the local salmon, very fresh and delicious!
望京小筑Lake Tekapo (Lake Tekapo): The second largest lake in the northern part of the McKinch basin, which flows from north to south, is recharged by the Godley River, which is 700 meters above sea level and has a watershed area of 83 square kilometers. Located between Christchurch and Queenstown, the famous tourist city of South Island, New Zealand, lies in the heart of the Cook Mountain Basin and MacKenzie. Beautiful, charming lake of Tikapo surrounds trees and snowy white covered by golden sun, endless snowy mountains. Lake Tecabo and the smaller nearby lakes Alexandrina, McGregor and Conway are great places to catch brown and rainbow rays in the right season. In the winter, the town of Tecabo hosts a large number of skiers
_We***24Hiking up Mount John. Mount John is located on the shore of Lake Tekapo. You can enjoy the beautiful Lake Tekapo and the lakeside town from the top of the mountain. The most notable thing is that there is an observatory on the top of the mountain, which is an important base for space research in New Zealand. Because it is far away from big cities and the sky is clear, it has the most beautiful starry sky at night. It is also one of the four best stargazing spots in the world. It is recognized as the best place to observe the Milky Way and the center of the universe. There is also a coffee shop on the top of the mountain, which is known as the best coffee shop in the world. Climb to Mount John for a cup of star coffee and wait for stargazing
M49***29The hotel lives on the edge of the beautiful lake Alxandrina. If you walk away, it will only take about 15 to 20 minutes. The lake is beautiful and blue. Walking on the edge makes the whole person relax a lot!
pxy0705Lake Tekapo is formed by the eruption of a volcano, so it is also rich in geothermal resources. There are many hot springs, and the middle age is misty. You can enjoy the hot springs here. Warmth and curative effect, very comfortable, it is definitely worth experiencing.
Lake Tekapo: the most beautiful night sky and lakes
Tekapo is a small town located in the south of Lake Tekapo. It is a very popular spot for those visiting New Zealand’s South Island. Lake Tekapo is one of New Zealand’s most famous lakes. Its blue waters set against the backdrop of the mountain ranges in the distance, coupled with a rustic church for the shepherds close to the lakeshore - these are all scenes straight out from a postcard. Lake Tekapo is known for its night skies.
You can’t go wrong with this combination of mountain views and blue water. In the summer, Lake Pukaki is surrounded by fields of purple Lupines and is one of the most beautiful places on earth. #newzealandtravel #lakeview #unforgettableexperiences
At the largest certified organic Lavender fields in the southern hemisphere. The smell is just as impressive as the view!
This was such a fun hike! Luckily we had enough warm clothes with us because we definitely underestimated the cold weather! Also, if you want to go there don‘t forget to bring snacks.
We stumbled upon this lake by accident but it was really beautifull! The water was aqua blue and really clear - soo inviting to jump into it! When putting a finger in I noticed it was waaaay to cold 🥶
Then we drove to the sapphire-like blue-skinned Lake Pukaki, located between the mountains of Canterbury, formed by the action of glaciers, belonging to the ice lake, known for its distinctive blue color. The reputation of "Blue Milk Lake" is very popular among you.
The reason why the lake is intoxicating blue is mainly because the lake contains rock particles and minerals, which can reflect the attractive blue. The azure lake is like a sloping fragrant milk, and I can't help but want to take a sip, because the distinctive blue makes it famous. It is also the best location in the magnificent Southern Alps, and is the main location for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
[Face travel] New Zealand travel star lake ~ Tekapo & Pukaki
no summer ice and snow mountains, the autumn of Lake Tekapo is another look! The golden grass is just right with the ginkgo tree and the blue lake! The Church of the Good Shepherd is still surrounded by so many people, and Tekapo is the star of the whole New Zealand South Island!
People should prefer Lake Pukaki, except that the blue is bright, except for the autumn scenery of the lake is beautiful, not far from the Cook Snow Mountain is still standing on the lake! In the fall of New Zealand, it is not so easy to see the snowy mountains!
, not to be missed is Mount Cook hiking, we only go to the lowest view point, see the glacier! Friends who like to hike can choose a 7-hour hiking route! There are also 3-5 hours of hiking routes to choose from!
If you come in the summer, you can focus on Tekapo, if you come in the fall, you can focus on Lake Pukaki!
At first glance, I fell in love with Lake Pukaki.
In the Lake District of southern New Zealand, the best way to see the lake is to ascend. On the summit of Wanaka Lake, the most spectacular view of Lake Wanaka is the most beautiful on the skyline of Queenstown. The most beautiful of Lake Tekapo is seen on Mount John. In the autumn of Mount John, in the small town of Tekapo, there is a mountain bag, almost no tall woods, only some low shrubs.
At the foot of the mountain, you need to pay a toll fee and chat with the person who paid the fee. Only then did you know that it was owned by Canterbury University. The Observatory on the Peak is an important base for space research in New Zealand. In order to maintain private property, the way to collect tolls is adopted. The road to the mountain was very steep, and the nine bends and eighteen bends climbed up. On both sides of the road are the withered Lu ice flowers, if the December flower season is here, it can directly fall into the sea of flowers. If you don't drive up the mountain, then an hour and a half round-trip trail will also allow you to reach the top of the mountain. The uphill is always uphill, it takes about an hour, and it takes about half an hour to go downhill. As far as the scenery is on the way, the road that drives up the mountain far exceeds the trail.
The observatory on the top of the mountain is for research, and the cafe Astro Cafe, which is made up of transparent glass next door, is our destination. Astro Cafe is called the world's best coffee by lonely planet. In fact, it should be the most beautiful coffee. It is worth a cup of white coffee with New Zealand characteristics, flat white (5.5 NZD), sitting on Tekapo Lake. Color change
Seeing pukaki at first, come to the front, how should the blue be described? It is not like the glaciers in the Hook Valley Trail at the foot of the Cook Snow Mountain, like the milk lake, nor the pure blue that we saw before in Lake Te Anau. The lake is clear and transparent on the shore, but far away. It looks like a little bit of milk mixed in the blue lake water. Some people describe it as Turkish blue, Baidu, and found it is very appropriate. Visual beauty also has its scientific origin.
First of all, the beginning of Lake Pukaki is related to the glacier movement. After the fall of the Mount Cook Glacier, a basin was created under the action of the erosion of the glaciers around the Mount Cook and the rockfill on the ice side, which formed a large amount of ice and snow to form the barrier lake. Second, there are a lot of rock particles and minerals in the lake. They are suspended in the lake and reflect the blue light of milk. No wonder the color of this lake is different.
Pukaki Lake is very large. Before turning to the SH80, there is a viewing spot at the southernmost point of the lake. It is also the store rest area of the most famous salmon farm in the South Island. The shore is full of large reefs to avoid the impact of the lake on the dam. From here you can see the pukaki lake all the way to the northernmost Cook Mountain Range.