Trip Planner South Pacific  /  New Zealand  /  South Island  /  Nature  /  Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson, South Island

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Enjoy a gentle walk around Lake Matheson, famous for its mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. Experience the reflections from a specially constructed jetty, reached by a short walk leading past tall kahikatea and rimu trees. Keep an eye out for native birds, water fowl, and otters. The best time to experience the reflection effect is at dawn and dusk, when the water is at its calmest. Use our Fox Glacier itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Lake Matheson and other attractions in Fox Glacier.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Worth the short walk, beautiful view at the "mirror lake", take amazing pictures and view the perfect reflection of the mountains on the lake.. 
  • This is a must do, and a must do at the beginning of the day, when the sun is just rising, the lake is refered to locally as mirror lake as the reflection of the mountains in the background is just in...  read more »
  • Probably our best day in New Zealand so far. The sun shone and we completed the 4.5k walk around the lake, taking in all the viewing areas. The clouds were down over the mountains so we didn't get tha...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 3​h