Lake Matheson
Image: Miles Holden | ©


A gentle walk leads to views of the mountains reflected on the still waters of Lake Matheson. It's one of our best short walks.


  • Reflections of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.



Fitness required: Suitable for all fitnesses
Gradient: Undulating

2.6 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs



Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
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