1 km - 2.6 km return via same track

Walking and tramping
40 min - 1 hr 30 min
Easiest: Easy access short walk

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Desmond Lua
  • 4 years ago

Really beautiful lake, I am sure it's more shining when it's sunny.


  • 4 years ago
  • 101 reviews

Lake Matheson Walk, West Coast, NZ - 101 travel reviews for Lake Matheson Walk

Nice landscape, but very crowded in the peak season. Need to be there very early in the evening or late in the afternoon, otherwise, you cannot see reflections.
  • 4 years ago

Lake Matheson Walk: Walking and tramping in Fox Glacier area, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk, suitable for children, one of the most popular on the West Coast.
  • 4 years ago
  • 452 reviews

Lake Matheson Walk (South Island, New Zealand): Top Tips Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Lake Matheson Walk, South Island: See 452 reviews, articles, and 504 photos of Lake Matheson Walk, ranked No.79 on TripAdvisor among 1,250 attractions in South Island.

A Walk Around Lake Matheson - The Trusted Traveller

Some other walkers arrive at the lookout, chatting to one another as they climb the stairs to the top. But as they reach the lookout, the view stuns them to silence. We slink back from the edge of the lookout to give them room to have their moment with this beauty and take a seat.