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Lake Matheson Walk, South Island

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Enjoy a gentle walk around Lake Matheson Walk, 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 Walk and other attractions in Fox Glacier.
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  • Did this walk on a lovely calm day recently. While the sought after reflection was not to be seen we still really enjoyed the very easy walk and the stunning views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. Fini...  more »
  • A nice relaxed walk, we are probably on the slow side, taking our time to look at ferns, moss, lichen and such. Took us a little less than two hours. Unfortunately the low clouds meant that our reflec...  more »
  • We went mid-day and there was just a little bit of a breeze. Water was not calm enough to reflect the mountain range but still lots of great photos.  more »