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Lake Matheson Meander, West Coast

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Lake Matheson MeanderBeginner

Submitted by Stephanie Berry

Info Info

Trail Information

4.50km

70m

70m

 

West Coast

Fox Glacier

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Lakeside

Beginner

0:45 (Slow)
0:30 (Moderate)
0:20 (Fast)

-8.9%

+8.9%

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Description

Leaving the car park you head out on a well formed track toward the lake. Approx 700m from the track start you get to choose whether you wish to go clockwise or anti-clockwise around the lake ... this guide goes anti-clockwise.

It's a wide and easy undulating track with a couple of excellent view points of the mirror lake that invite you to stop and soak in the magic and take a few photos of the reflections. There's a couple of boardwalks and a few easy steps to climb up and down along the way. When you get back to the turnoff point and you haven't had enough you can head around again for a lap or two more or head back to the car the way you came.

When you're done have bite to eat at the cafe before heading back to Fox Glacier. I great wee run that the family can walk as well.


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Features of interest

Lake Matheson was created about 14,000 years ago during glacial times when Fox Glacier retreated and the ice melted leaving a lake. Magnificent reflections of Mt Tasman and Mt Cook can be had on a good day.


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    From Fox Glacier township take Cook Flat Road for approx. 5kms and then turn right into Lake Matheson Road and follow the signs to the carpark area.

    Plenty of safe parking.

    5 km

    5 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Non-existent.

    Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone.

    No water on the loop.

    Cold in winter.

  • Post run indulgence

    Lake Matheson Cafe
    Lake Matheson
    Convenient - Yummy food - Great service

    Neve Cafe
    Fox Glacier Township
    Great food and service

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