Lake Gault Viewpoint

Point Of Interest

5 from 1 users


Lake Matheson, Cook Flat Road, South Island


A gradual climb on a historical tramping track through ancient podocarp forest provides panoramic views of Aoraki /Mount Cook. If youre lucky, you can enjoy the mountain landscape reflected in Lake Gault. 8 km return return via same track. 3-5 hr return. Expect mud, wet feet, and steep, rough and uneven terrain. Carry drinking water, food, insect repellent, sun protection and warm, waterproof clothing at all times. Tramping boots are advisable. Toilets are located at the Lake Matheson car park. This track is not recommended in heavy rain.

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Lat: -43.428694 Lng: 169.981363

User Reviews



Dry feet all along the way, lovely forest, and a beautiful view over the lake as reward. I can only recommend it!


User 188401

It's a new track, so can be really muddy, it is categorised by the DoC as 'tramping track'. Expect wet feet


User 188401

You can reach this place via the Lake Gault Track, which starts from the upper side of the Lake Matheson walk. It's a bit more than 3 hours return.


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