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Lake Matheson Eco Tour

Embark on an unforgettable guided walk around one of New Zealand’s most iconic Lakes and it's spectacular scenic surrounds!

The crystal clear waters of Lake Matheson are renowned for their breathtaking mirror-like reflections of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

With incomparable beauty and stunning natural sights at every turn, it’s easy to see why Lake Matheson is New Zealand’s most photographed lake.

Your guide will take you on a fascinating walking tour through this protected and treasured location, exposing once in a lifetime photography opportunities and plenty of stunning views along the way.

You’ll explore the luscious rainforest that surrounds the lake and learn about the local flora, fauna, glaciology, birds, local stories and Maori legends of the area.

Lake Matheson is a National Park World Heritage Area, is one of the Top five shortest walks in New Zealand, and is suitable for the whole family.

This gorgeous location is truly a sight to behold, and a definite ‘must do’ if you are in the region!

 

Please Note: Children under 3 years of age can be booked free of charge as your proceed through the check out.

 

Meeting Location: 20 Main Rd, Franz Josef Glacier 7886

Adult $80.00
Child $40.00

What's included

  • Expert walking guide
  • Hot drink and biscuit
  • Use of raincoats, overtrousers, umbrellas and walking poles

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Child Age 4 - 15 years old. Under 3 free of charge.
  • A minimum of 3 persons are required for the trip to go ahead, single bookings wait-listed to confirm. 3 hours tour duration, walking at an easy relaxed pace, 2.5 hour tour with breaks.

Available Bookings from August 24 to August 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 24 Aug
Sun 25 Aug
Mon 26 Aug
Tue 27 Aug
Wed 28 Aug
Thu 29 Aug
Fri 30 Aug

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$58.60
  • Child$40.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$64.00
  • Child$40.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$64.00
  • Child$40.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child$40.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Stefania from Italy wrote on 19 November 2017

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Amazing!

Lake Matheson is a true natural beauty and I'm so glad I visited it through the eco tour. We were a small group of three people and our guide, Rose, was just great! She gave us so many information about the plants and creatures living in the surroundings and was very prepared to answer all our questions. Plus the hot chocolate and cookies in front of the lake was the best way to enjoy the amazing view. I would definitely recommend this trip! :)

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Thanks for your great review and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in glacier country nz 😊

Dominique from Australia wrote on 26 July 2017

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Fabulous Experience

Experiencing this tour at sunset was magical. The photo opportunities of the glacial reflections in the lake were unbelievable. Having a guided tour with Cliff was fantastic and made the experience all that much better.

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From Lake Matheson Eco Tour

Kia Ora Dominique Thanks for your wonderful review, much appreciated to our little company. Hope your travels in Glacier Country was equally as good :) Tash

Guat Keng from Malaysia wrote on 26 November 2018

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Gorgeous Lake Matheson tour

Our guide Ben was so knowledgeable about the plants and tiny orchids in the forest on the Lake Matheson walk that we learned a lot from him. We were blessed with good weather and have fantastic sunset views of Lake Matheson. With Ben’s advice we managed to capture some lovely photos of not only the lake but also some tiny orchids. Thank you Ben for an excellent tour.

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Awesome thanks for your great review much appreciated! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Glacier Country NZ :)

Chong from Malaysia wrote on 22 April 2018

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Fabulous tour with outstanding guide

We enjoyed the sunset walk discovering interesting species of NZ native plants and trees with Rose. Certainly we recommend this tour to every visitor to the West Coast!

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Paul from United Kingdom wrote on 09 July 2017

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Perfect

Had a great experience on this tour. Cliff the guide gave good information throughout and was very amiable. Some outstanding views and photo opportunities. Gorgeous seeing the sunset too.

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From Lake Matheson Eco Tour

Hi there Paul, great thanks for your brilliant review. Much appreciated, hope the remaining of your travels around NZ was just as great! Tash

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