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Lake Matheson, South Island

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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.
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  • Nice hike in nature around Lake Matheson in the face of Fox Glacier. If you are lucky enough to have the Sun, guaranteed unique photos.
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  • This is a great lake to visit if the weather is completely still and there are no clouds over the tops of the mountains as it offers some amazing reflections in the lake. The walk here from Fox Glacie...  more »
  • If there is any chance there will be a clear sky in the morning, get out of bed and do yourself a great favour. It doesn't take long in the morning for the breeze to come up, when it does the lake sta...  more »