The incredible reflection of Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson is one of the most photographed lakes in NZ because of it’s mirror reflection of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

It’s excellent reflecting properties are due to the dark brown colour of the water – the result of organic matter leached from the humus of the forest floor. Dawn and dusk are the best times to enjoy the reflections in the lake.

Sunrise at Lake Matheson with reflections of Mt. Cook (right) 3754m and Mt. Tasman (left) 3497m, two highest New Zealand mountains, Westland National Park, West Coast, World Heritage Area, New Zealand

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