Lake Matheson, Queenstown

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Address: Lake Matheson, West Coast 7886, New Zealand

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Lake Matheson, near the Fox Glacier in South Westland, New Zealand, is famous for its reflected views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. A traditional mahinga kai (food gathering place) for Māori people, the lake contains long finned eel as well as being home to many water birds.


Overview of Lake Matheson

On your visit to Queenstown, consider visiting Lake Matheson. Missed by most of the visitors, Lake Matheson is unique in its own way.

Top attractions of Queenstown worth your visit include Skyline Gondola, Kiwi Birdlife Park, Milford Sound, Queenstown Gardens and T.s.s Earnslaw. Visit these and also discover other interesting things to do in Queenstown before planning.

Queenstown tours ideally do not include a visit to Lake Matheson.

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  • Nice easy walk around the lake. Once you venture to the other side there's a little detour to an alcove. Check it out for a high up view of the lake and mountains beyond.

  • Another wonderful, quick and easy walk. We took 90 minutes and stopped at every vantage point along the way. Mt. Cook unfortunately did not cooperate behind the clouds on an otherwise beautiful June day. The gift shop is pricey and we didn't stop at the cafe.

  • Stunning reflection views on nice weather days. Worth the 1-1.5hr walk around the lake. Reflection Island is the best spot for photos. :)

  • Lovely scenic walk of 4.4 km.

  • Just mesmerising - amazing photo opportunities, and beautiful scenic walk + lookouts

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