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Lake Matheson Walk

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Mesmerising, you dont want to move your eyes off the lake

We were lucky and had a very clear weather when we went. The walk is a short one, and the view is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RenegadeRunaways
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Great walk around the lake

Lovely views of the mountains around the lake. Good walking paths with some incline portions. Did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sunset116
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Singapore
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Lake Matheson is nestled in ancient forest and is famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. Its excellent reflecting properties are due to the dark brown colour of the water – the result of organic matter leached from the humus...more
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Lake Matheson Road | Fox Glacier area, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky and had a very clear weather when we went. The walk is a short one, and the view is so much worth more. Pictures do not do justice to this place

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely views of the mountains around the lake. Good walking paths with some incline portions. Did not manage to see the reflections of the mountains but it's a great way to spend an hour walking and taking great pictures.

Thank Sunset116
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful walk around the lake , lovely views and photo opportunities if the amazing surrounding mountains , can finish with a visit to the cafe which also has amazing views

Thank Penzo1968
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lake Matheson Walk Lake Matheson Road | Fox Glacier area, Westlan Nice walk and really great view from different points. The best time is in the morning.

Thank vasskydive
Reviewed 1 week ago

It could have been a very nice place for walk and photos but our visit was too late, by the time we reach there is rather dark so could not take a good photo. Come in the morning of afternoon for stunning picture.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An easy walk with the best views of the mountains and if you are lucky to get a still day the reflective views. Says takes an hour and a half but we spent so much time just stopping and admiring the views we took 2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reflection in the lake is beautiful. I would recommend to go on the hike around the lake to take it the view!

Thank mmaarraaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walk on a rainy windy day but don’t regret one moment of it. You can do as much or as little as you want to do but whatever you choose will be worth it. The trees, ferns and other other flora transport...More

Thank cameocc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Follow the signs to Lake Matheson and take the short walk to the lake viewing platform. A sight not to be missed. Best time would be in morning light but I am sure good photos could be taken at anytime.

Thank Loz310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk and the lake are pretty but if you don't catch it at the right time you have little to no chance of seeing the famous 'reflection'.

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ankurmalik83
7 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
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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