Travel Paradise - Lake Matherson
|(Image from Richard Boit, share at Flickr)|
The location of the Lake Matheson is at the west side of the town of FOX Glacier, is about 10 minutes driving time from the town to there.
The reason why Lake Matheson is famous is due to the lake reflection on the water where the Mt Cook and Tasman will be on the lake.
There is a walking time of about 1 and half hours to complete the whole trekking from the the Lake Matheson, from the west to east. There are 2 entrance, one is from East entrance and another from West Entrance. If you would like to save time, you may go from East entrance which will only spend you about half and hour to reach the Jetty View Point to see the reflection, then spend another half and hour to go back, total 1 hour walking time. However, if you like photography or taking photo, you may choose for West entrance as there are some stunning landscape, also can back to the nature.
At outside of the lake, there is a souvenir shop and a cafe food shop, quite many of the visitor are having their food there where the landscape is really stunning.
If you are not driving, the Magic Bus and Kiwi Bus will also reach this location.
After I knew that the FOX trekking was canceled, we changed our plan to visit Lake Matheson on the day. I went from the West entrance and spend 1.5 - 2 hours for trekking and taking photos.
Not everyone can really see the reflection as due to the weather condition. Unfortunately, we were not able to see the good reflection as the water is not quiet enough to show us, was a windy day. That is the reason why I always say to check the weather forecast before you attend the activity in New Zealand.
Bear in mind to bring water and food, is a tiring exercise actually.
Was really tired, so after the trekking, we decided to have a big meal at Franz Josef, also to celebrate our honeymoon.
Here are our meals, yummy!!!:
|(this is the shop we had our dinner)|
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