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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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  • In Fox Glacier, this is known as the “mirror lake”. From the jetty point (about a 20 minute easy hike), you can see a mirror image of the mountain range if the lake is still. The trail continues aroun...  more »
  • The walk is nice, takes an hourish when you take your time. Its a little overrated i think, don't get me wrong its pretty but doesn't quite meet the hype. We saw some very beautiful places on our trip...  more »
  • Our motel host recommended we visit this place in the morning and I am glad we went. I just wish we had arrived earlier. We arrived around 10am and there was awesome fog/cloud around the lake that dis...  more »