Lake Matheson Walkway

Offering unparalleled views of Fox Glacier, Mt Tasman and Aoraki/Mt Cook, Lake Matheson is the most photographed lake in New Zealand … and it’s no surprise why. The walkway offers infinite opportunities to capture New Zealand’s highest peaks, native birds and flowers. Situated 6km west of the Fox Glacier township in the heart of the Glacier Country, the Lake Matheson Walkway commences between the Matheson Café and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery. There is an excellent interpretational area at the entrance to the walk, providing information about Lake Matheson and the walkway itself. READ MORE »

Lake Gault Walkway

After 20 years, this historic West Coast walking track has been reopened to the public and promises to give the popular Lake Matheson viewpoint some stiff competition!  The track starts & finishes next to the café so you can fuel up beforehand and stop for a celebratory coffee at the finish. The Lake Gault walkway is a great alternative (or add-on) to Lake Matheson but takes you higher up on an extended 3-5 hour 8km return tramp. The track cuts through ancient podocarp forest and winds up to scenic Lake Gault with spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and the Southern Alps mountain peaks. READ MORE »