You’ll be gobsmacked by the shocking blue of beautiful Lake Pukaki.

It's the fine rock particles flowing into Lake Pukaki from neighbouring glaciers that are the reason for its magical blue colour, a phenomenon that both selfie-snappers and expert photographers will want to capture. The snow-capped mountain peaks surrounding the lake amp up the wow factor of this incredible beauty spot. To appreciate the scope of Pukaki’s natural wonders, take a dip in the chilly waters, cycle or walk the track that loops around the lake, or get a view from above during a scenic flight.