The World’s Clearest Waters

New Zealand’s Lake Pukaki has been listed #3 in a ranking of the world’s clearest waters published by Conde Nast Traveler.

Lake Pukaki is the “largest of three near-parallel alpine lakes on New Zealand’s South Island.” It is known for its unearthly shade of blue”. The “frosty Gatorade-level blue is no special effect: the lake derives its hue from glacial flour—a fine silt of pulverized rock suspended in the water that reflects blue light and give the lake its luminous appearance,” as reported in Conde Nast Traveler.

For the Top 9 Clearest Waters in the World see below.

  1. Bonito, Brazil
  2. Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy
  3. Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand
  4. Great Barrier Reef
  5. Maldives
  6. Navagio Bay, Zakynthos, Greece
  7. Exuma, Bahamas
  8. Moraine Lake, Canada
  9. Boracay Island, Philippines

Article Source: Conde Nast Traveler, June 2016

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