Tekapo Canal and Lake Pukaki Viewpoint

Tekapo Canal and Lake Pukaki Viewpoint

We had intended to drive along the Tekapo Canal to Lake Pukaki. But this had been restricted to walkers and cyclists. It is still a nice viewpoint and the hydro canals are a unique point of interest in the MacKenzie Basin. They connect the natural lakes – Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau – to the Waitaki Valley hydro lakes to create a large hydropower catchment.

A bit further down the road is the first viewpoint over Lake Pukaki. On this day, the lake had a cold, steely, still look.

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