Moke Lake, Queenstown

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Admire the tranquil landscapes of Moke Lake, a horseshoe-shaped body of water reflecting the mountains that surround it on all sides. Circle the lake on foot, bike, or horseback, or take a motor boat or canoe onto the water itself. A nearby campsite provides accommodations for visitors interested in staying for more than a single day. Arrange your visit to Moke Lake and discover more family-friendly attractions in Queenstown using our Queenstown itinerary planning tool .
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  • A really fun drive coming into Moke Lake. It is a great spot and felt like it was a place locals came to spend their Saturday. Chilling beside a beautiful lake with horses nearby and the freedom to ka...  more »
  • A peaceful and small Lake on the outskirts of Queenstown. If you plan on doing the Ben Lomond Horse Trekking in Arthurs Point you will drive past Moke Lake on the way there and will also horse ride ar...  more »
  • Mole Lake is really close to Queenstown. Day trip from to go and do the trail around the Lake. If you want to stay there, have below for camping. Very beautiful! Just hear the noise of nature. Recommend!
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  • Really great place in a beautiful and peaceful setting. On a still day, the reflection of the mountains are amazing in the lake.
  • Drive in pleasant but mostly unsealed. Moke lake catches a lot of mist in early morning which is gorgeous. Walk which circumnavigates the lake would take maybe 1-1.5 hrs. Quiet here compared to queenstown. Popular spot for touring kiwis.
  • Beautiful quiet spot. Nice drive in through a bit of snow.
  • Incredible drive and views. The road in has rock/rubble for around 15 minutes upto the lake. Very quite and peaceful.
  • Had a most pleasant hike around that lake. Taking time and enjoying the view.

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Where to stay in Queenstown

To enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu in a luxury setting, try one of the many boutique and long-established hotels of the downtown area. As a resort town, Queenstown also offers a range of more modest accommodations, ideal for adventurers, backpackers, and those eager to spend more time outside than in. These come in the form of hostels, rental apartments, campsites, and suburban motels. A good local bus service provides connections between the downtown and suburban areas, and out to the surrounding attractions, and many accommodations offer package tours.
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