Lake Matheson

The drive from Doubtful Sound to Lake Matheson was a long one. We listened to The Hobbit on audiobook from my ipod in the car, and had to make multiple stops en route for cake and coffee.

The views from the car have been incredible throughout our journey and make the long trips much more pleasant.

We’d booked supper at Lake Matheson Cafe, on the edge of Lake Matheson, at 7.30pm. It was quite tight making it in time. I am so glad we did though, the food was great!

I had lamb neck fillet with pea puree, roast beetroots and new potatoes. Although I don’t often choose lamb, I really wanted to have some whilst I was in New Zealand. Everyone had great mains and were pleased with their respective choices. We shared a couple of puddings afterwards, my favourite was the pecan pie below. Something I wouldn’t really make at home, but so good!

After dinner we went for a quick walk around Lake Matheson to take some photos of the stunning view. The evening light was gorgeous.

The beauty of the lake is the reflection of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, New Zealand’s highest peaks, in the water. 
Lake Matheson is located close to the Fox Glacier, which is where Fox’s glacier mints come from, we thought these retro tins were really cool!


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