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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. 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.
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Not the perfect day for reflections but this was such an enjoyable and beautiful walk anyway. The views were still good especially from reflection island. Don’t miss reflection Island - it has the... more »
A stunning place. We went about 3pm so didn’t get a perfect mirror view but the walk is simply beautiful. It was soooooo quiet! No wind, no birds , a bit strange but perfect more »
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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