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Lake Matheson Walk

4.6/5
70 Reviews
Mount Cook National Park Top 3 in Amazing Natural Scenery
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 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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In New Zealand, people call the lake that can perfectly reflect the reflection of the mountains and forests on the lakeside as the "Mirror Lake". Matheson Lake is the most beautiful and famous mirror lake. When the wind is calm and under the blue sky and white clouds, the surface of Lake Matheson is like a natural mirror, reflecting the two highest peaks of New Zealand-Mount Cook (3724m) and Mount Tasman (3497m) flawlessly. The reflection of Twin Peaks is the most representative landscape of New Zealand tourism. Lake Matheson, 6 kilometers from the town of Fox Glacier, can be reached in 10 minutes by car. There are two ways to visit Lake Matheson: 1. Roam around the lake. There is a well-equipped 4.4-kilometer-long trail around the lake, with 3 viewing platforms in it, and a circle around it for about 1.5 hours. 2. Watch the reflection. A 15-minute walk from the entrance of the trail is the best place to watch the reflection of the Twin Peaks. The silver mirror-like lake, the snow-capped mountains, and the dense forest~ come into view together, and the scenery is unforgettable.

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