Lake Matheson Walk, Fox Glacier

4.4
#1 of 9 in Parks in Fox Glacier
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. To visit Lake Matheson Walk on your holiday in Fox Glacier, and find out what else Fox Glacier has to offer, use our Fox Glacier trip maker website .
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4.5
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  • A good and quiet walk of an hour and a half along a circuit around the lake of about 4 km, enjoys a beautiful nature and beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, a strong cloudiness prevented us from seeing the most evocative moment precisely Mount Tasman that is reflected on the lake.
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  • This was very enjoyable and popular. I think we saw more people here than all of our hikes combined but it is worth the walk around the lake. Lots of places to take pictures.  more »
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  • Beautiful walk even though the lake was not still enough to see the famous reflection. Took the long way around and was the only person for most of it. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Loved walking through the flax plants. The paths are easy to navigate and has clear signs. Worth the trip out. Definitely going to be going back!
  • Amazing views but you have to be very lucky with the right weather. If not - pretty average, just a random loop walk around a boring lake. Rated 5 stars for a good day.
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