David’s Insight on “Lake Pukaki”
Lake Pukaki is an alpine lake that was formed by receding glaciers on the South Island of New Zealand. It gets its turquoise color from glacial flour, very fine particles that come from the surrounding glaciers. The sun reflects off of the particles, creating this incredible turquoise color. The crisp snow-covered mountains in the background offset by the pure glacial water, you can almost feel the cold, clean air. The Mount Cook alpine salmon shop sits at the edge of the lake where you can purchase the freshest salmon in the world. It is responsibly farmed in these pure glacial waters. A treat not to be missed!