Moke Lake, Queenstown

4.8
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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  • October 2, 2017
    Nice drive away from the hustle of the City. You won't believe how beautiful Lake Moke is! Stunning! Breathtaking!  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    We had the lake to ourselves in late August.Just us and the stunning reflections. A must for photographers, and less than 30 mins from town.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Lovely drive through the countryside between Queenstown & Glenorchy. We had a 4WD but we noticed a lot of people in normal cars doing this drive. Moke Lake & camping ground looked beautiful.  more »
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  • September 22, 2017
    Really great place in a beautiful and peaceful setting. On a still day, the reflection of the mountains are amazing in the lake.
  • April 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    Beautiful quiet spot. Nice drive in through a bit of snow.
  • March 8, 2017
    Incredible drive and views. The road in has rock/rubble for around 15 minutes upto the lake. Very quite and peaceful.
  • April 30, 2017
    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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