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Lake Matheson Walk

Lake Matheson Road | Fox Glacier area, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0360
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Tranquil yet stunning

Lake Matheson is a hidden gem in NZ south island. Compared to the more popular lakes like Lake... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kyr008
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Singapore, Singapore
Tranquil and serene

Easy to get to access from the main road at Fox Glacier township. Lovely little spot, with a well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Min90
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Brisbane, Australia
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Lake Matheson Road | Fox Glacier area, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lake Matheson is a hidden gem in NZ south island. Compared to the more popular lakes like Lake Tekapo and Wanaka, this is not as well known to the tourists. It is not a bad thing actually. It gives this place a very serene and...More

Thank kyr008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to get to access from the main road at Fox Glacier township. Lovely little spot, with a well maintained path which circumnavigates the entire lake with viewpoints along the way. Can get very busy as visitor buses stop off here during the day, would...More

Thank Min90
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to the Jetty Lookout which took about 30 minutes. The track has been very well maintained. The views of the mirror lake where spectacular.

Thank poplarbear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was something we heard about from the Top10 park. We waited until 11am to go have a look, it was amazing, the lake was a milk pond! The photos are amazing, the walk was like walking into a whole new country! It was a...More

Thank TrevorRadburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 around the lake for other views as...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and this wasn't what we thought...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 disappeared around 11. Also there are longer tracks...More

Thank keywonc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to visit very early (around 6am) before anyone else got there, and seeing the fog over the lake slowly clear was one of the most incredibly beautiful parts of my trip to New Zealand. DO NOT MISS Lake Matheson!

Thank Autumn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to catch the lake on a calm day and it truely was a mirror lake, reflecting the Fox Glacier and Mount Cook in the waters. Stunning! Well maintained and easy walking tours with photo opportunities around the lake. Plan to spend at...More

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very calm lake where the mountains reflections can be seen on it. Great for photos and a short hike for an hour or so!

Thank hanfrenzy
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ankurmalik83
How far is lake mathesan from fox glacier heartland hotel? Can it be walked from there?
6 January 2017|
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Response from trishsoto | Reviewed this property |
Mel-Kiwi-NZ answered the question very well.
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chloe_ca
Is the Lake Matheson 1.5km walk suitable for a pram?
21 March 2016|
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Response from JohnMP9967JP |
Yes the walk from the car park to the jetty is suitable for prams and wheelchairs. There are steps beyond that.
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