An Interlude at Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, NZ

05 Oct

Evening in Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, New Zealand


An Interlude….    

While visiting Fox Glacier, take the time to visit Lake Matheson. By that, I mean walk from Fox Glacier village centre to Lake Matheson. It takes about one and a half hour one way. The sunsets in the West Coast are truly spectacular.    

Signboard to Lake Matheson


Past the farm and the cows, breathe the fresh air. With the cows staring, can you say “Moo?”.
In spring time, about 4.30pm, we set off from the village centre.  Taking our time to enjoy the breeze and scenery.

At the entrance of Lake Matheson


At the entrance, the signboard shows the history of the area and identify the various mountain tops. You can see Mount Cook from here. There is also a cafe here to rest your feet, quench your thirst and slake your appetite.    

Close up view of the mountains


By the time we enter the forest to Lake Matheson, there wasn’t much light. The top picture however showed that there was plenty of light in the right area, at the right place. A serene and beautiful view to behold. I hope your journey reach here too.    

Sunset in the mountains


When we walked back to the village centre, long shadows reflected on the road. A fiery sunset backlit the area while cows stared at us intently. “Are they planning to eat us?” Hah!    

On our right, the sunset glowed pink on the mountain tops while the last of the sunlight cast its orange glow on the landscape.   

Long shadows on the land backlit by the fiery sunset


A fiery sunset in the west coast


Take the journey, take the time after visiting the glacier to reach Lake Matheson.    

None of the pictures here are edited. If you like them, share along. I hope someday, you will visit here.    

Happy holidays!    


Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Travel


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3 responses to “An Interlude at Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, NZ

  1. Jackson Finter

    October 10, 2010 at 12:06 am

    This is absolutely amazing. I would love to go to NZ!!!

    • hasayang

      October 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

      Thanks for visiting. I highly encourage everyone to go NZ – people are friendly, the scenery simply spectacular. Have a good weekend. 🙂


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