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We all need to visit Lake Matheson at least once, here's why!

Have you ever heard of Lake Matheson? Well if you haven't it's more than likely that you have seen it as it is one of New Zealand's most iconic postcard shot locations.

Lake Matheson is famous for mirror-like reflections of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman on calm clear days.

The lake was actually created by Fox Glacier. As the glacier was retreating from the sea over 14,000 years ago it left a depression which filled with water over time creating a lake.

There is an awesome walk visitors can do around the entire lake and it's only 2.6km or about 1 hour and 30 minutes to walk. Bring a camera for that perfect pic!

The lake is easy to find and is only about 5km from Fox Glacier Village and just off the Main Highway so don't worry, you wont get lost!

That's enough to convince us! Make sure you visit this stunner of a lake on your next trip to Fox Glacier and the West Coast.


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