Lake Poaka and Loch Cameron

Lake Poaka and Loch Cameron

As you continue on from Pukaki to Ohau, you can follow the Pukaki Canal road instead of the main highway. The turnoff is shortly after leaving Pukaki; make sure you take the metal road on the west side of the canal which gives you access to cute little Lake Poaka, where there is a campground. Then you can continue on to Loch Cameron, just a few more kilometers down the road. Cross over the canal bridge when you get to it and the loch is on the right.

We were fortunate to get many of these shots during a hoar frost, but rest assured, these two small lakes are stunning all year round.

Just down the road from Loch Cameron is Twizel, established to support the hydro development in the region. Today, it is a growing centre of tourism with excellent cafes and restaurants in the town centre.

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