From your Fox Glacier accommodation, Lake Matheson is one of those 'must-see' places. It is visited by hundreds of travellers, who visit the West Coast of New Zealand every year.
There is no accommodation on the shores of Lake Matheson, and Lake Matheson Motel is the closest accommodation to it. Simply head 6kms down the road on which Lake Mathesons Motel stands.
It is accessible by road and you may wish to walk, cycle or drive there. The walk and cycle back to Fox Glacier is slightly uphill, so be prepared for a bit of exercise. There is a 90-minute track around the lake, which is well worth the effort.
The lake is an unspoilt West Coast icon, famous for its late afternoon reflections, early morning sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. It is also home to many water birds and the long finned eel and is surrounded by white and red pines and a variety of New Zealand fern species.
It is best visited on a clear day and the staff at your Lake Matheson accommodation can give you the times for sunset and dawn before you head out there.View more information on Lake Matheson Accommodation.