One of the most photographed spots in the South Island would have to be Lake Matheson, just a few kilometres west of Fox Glacier township. Normally the peak of Mt Cook can be seen in the distance – but the day I took the photo above was overcast but still captures the mystical magical beauty that abounds up and down New Zealand’s West Coast – no matter what the weather.

If you have never visited The Coast  – than I strongly recommend that you do make the trip – it is definitely worthwhile!

lone tree near lake matheson west coast south island copy
A lone tree near Lake Matheson
Lake Mapourika
Lake Mapourika
Dramatic sky as a storm brews over the Tasman Sea at Cobden Beach
Dramatic sky as a storm brews over the Tasman Sea at Cobden Beach

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