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Lake Opuha to Lake Pukaki

South Island

We spent Boxing Day here fishing in the lake. The weather wasn’t great so we also watched films in the van.
On 27th we got up and drove to Lake Pukaki.
This lake has the most amazing view of Mt Cook and is also bright blue in colour.
We firstly drove to Twizel which is the nearest small town to stock up on supplies, then we drove back towards the lake and found a place to park right next to the lake with the great views of Mt Cook!


On 28th we did a walk up Mt Mary which is on the east side of Lake Pukaki. The walk started meandering through pine trees and alpine grass and we climbed up to the top of Mt Mary which had good views of the lake and Mt Cook. The walk was about 18km but only hard when we started to climb. We then drove back to Twizel for a well deserved pint and an ice cream. It was a beautiful day and very hot.


We then found another freedom camping spot at the bottom of the lake and on the Pukaki Canal for the night. We spent the evening fishing in the canal, we still haven’t caught anything yet!

Posted by Louisejhcowan 12:04 Archived in New Zealand Tagged fishing lake campervan pukaki

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