Lake Matheson MeanderBeginner
Submitted by Stephanie Berry
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, small hills only
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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%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
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.
Windproof jacket, First aid kit, Cellphone.
No water on the loop.
Cold in winter.
Post run indulgence
Lake Matheson Cafe
Convenient - Yummy food - Great service
Fox Glacier Township
Great food and service
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