Lake Matheson is an absolute must on your way to The West Coast in your Queenstown Motorhome Rental. Famous for its reflected views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Tasman it is home to the native New Zealand long finned eel and many water birds. Formed by a glacier about 14,000 years ago, it was a traditional food gathering place for Maoris, and is now managed by the Department of Conservation.
One of the smaller Southern Lakes of New Zealand located near Fox Glacier and Aoraki Mount Cook, Lake Matheson is an extraordinary place absolutely serene and silent with only the sound of the birds. Showing different moods depending on the day, with clear skies or even on an overcast day, the views of the Southern Alps and the reflections in the water are something you will not find elsewhere.
The walk round Lake Matheson is through beautiful New Zealand Southern Native Forest, and is easy with wide paths taking about 90 minutes at a slow pace.
Several vantage points around the lake, including The Jetty Viewpoint, allow for picture postcard photographs, and The Lake Matheson Cafe at the entrance has the best food and coffee to pick you up after your walk around the lake.
From Lake Matheson on your way to the West Coast you have spectacular waterfalls you can stop off and check out.
Returning to Wanaka and That Wanaka Tree you travel back through Haast Pass with wonderful New Zealand scenery, waterfalls and bush lined roads.
With plenty of places to stop along the way your return drive in your Queenstown Motorhome Rental is comfortable and scenic. And if your return destination is Queenstown, don’t forget to checkout the vineyards along Lake Hayes on your way back.
Whether you’re looking for a 2-berth campervan, 4-berth motorhome or 6-berth motorhome, your Queenstown Motorhome Rental could be the right vehicle for you.
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