In the South Island of New Zealand there are many beautiful lakes and one of them is Lake Pukaki which is the biggest of them all. Formed by melting glaciers, its bright turquoise blue color is quite a sight to behold as it glistens in the sun. It is created by “glacial flour” which is the extremely fine-grained rock particles from the glacier as it scraped the valley floor when it receded. The lake is about 180sqm. and the water comes from glacial melt in the northern part of the lake near the foot of Aoraki/ Mount Cook which can be seen from afar.
There is a road that skirts the edge of the lake which we drove for some 40 kms. on the way to the walking trails leading to the country’s highest peak.