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  3. Lake Matheson

Franz Josef: Half-Day Nature Tour to Lake Matheson

Product ID: 325038
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Learn about flora, fauna, glaciation, geology, and natural history on this well-formed track for easy walking. Feel relaxed as you explore with a guide and small group.
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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 5:30 PM
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  • View the magnificent mirror-like reflections of Lake Matheson
  • Immerse yourself in the history of this world-renowned protected site
  • Explore an ancient rainforest
  • Marvel at New Zealand's largest mountains, Mount Cook and Mount Tasman
Full description
Start your adventure with hotel pickup or meeting at the local office in Franz Josef Township. Embark on the 40-minute drive in an air-conditioned van to Lake Matheson.

Take a walk on an approximately 4.4-kilometer loop track around the Lake with your guide in a small group. Learn about flora, fauna, glaciation, geology and the amazing natural history of this beautiful lake.

Look out for the reflections of the country's highest mountains, Mount Tasman and Mount Cook, in the lake's dark waters. The best chance for these reflections is either early morning or late evening.
  • Walking poles
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrellas
  • Wet weather gear
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Water

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's office 15 minutes before tour departure.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Water
Know before you go
• This walk is a suitable level for beginners and all ages
• For the best chance of mirror-like reflections this tour should be taken in the early evening
• This tour will take place rain or shine

From US$ 56.38 per person