Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, Fox Glacier

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Lake Matheson Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery - Fox Glacier NZ

Lake Matheson Cafe

Open 7 days from 8am, Lake Matheson Café is just a few minutes drive from Fox Glacier at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. With comfortable seating options and deck area, we have unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

Matheson Cafe offers a range of breakfast and lunch options, with our famous gourmet pizzas changing to suit seasonal ingredients. The cabinets are always full of delicious pleasures, including deli style sandwiches, cakes, savouries and salads.

Dinner at Matheson Cafe
From November to the end of March, Matheson Café changes its persona in the evening from fresh café food to a table service restaurant with an incredible new menu and extensive wine list on offer. Providing the perfect place to enjoy award winning cuisine, sample some of New Zealand’s finest beers and wines, relaxing after your adventures around Fox and Franz Josef Glacier.

Bookings are welcome and essential for large groups and tours.

Wheelchair Accessible

Cafe / Restaurant Hours
01 Nov – 31 Mar 8am until late – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
1 Apr – 31 Oct 8am – 3pm – Breakfast & Lunch

ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery

ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery near Fox Glacier showcases a carefully selected, contemporary range of wares with a New Zealand flavour. This secret gem offers a fantastic selection of products in a modern and relaxing shopping environment.

From New Zealand made gifts and artwork to souvenirs, designer merino garments, West Coast greenstone and New Zealand themed jewellery, ReflectioNZ Gallery at Lake Matheson has something for everyone at every budget.

ReflectioNZ Gifts has proved to be a big hit with local and international tourists looking for a quality memento of their time in New Zealand or a gift for friends and family.

Offering packaging and shipping, we are able to ensure that your selections from ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery arrive safely, no matter where in the world you reside.

Open from 8:30am to 8:30pm, 7 days per week from November to March, while closing at 4:30pm during the rest of the year.

Lake Matheson Walkway

Offering unparalleled views of Fox Glacier, Mt Tasman and Aoraki/Mt Cook, Lake Matheson is the most photographed lake in New Zealand … and it’s no surprise why. The walkway offers infinite opportunities to capture New Zealand’s highest peaks, native birds and flowers. Situated 6km west of the Fox Glacier township in the heart of the Glacier Country, the Lake Matheson walking track commences between the Matheson Café and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery. There is an excellent interpretational area at the entrance to the walk, providing information about Lake Matheson and the walkway itself.

Winding through ancient native rainforest, the walkway has three viewing platforms along the journey, providing unprecedented views. The full circuit around the lake takes approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours. However, a shorter version can be selected for those tight on time, which takes you on a return journey to Jetty View Point. This takes approximately 30 minutes and is graded for wheelchair access.

A nature walk that offers you a tranquil journey through winding bush with plentiful bird song and stunning views, no matter what the mood of the lake. The best time to capture the perfect reflection is at dawn or dusk, before there is any breeze.

Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, Fox Glacier Enquiry Form


1 Lake Matheson Rd
Fox Glacier 7859

Phone: +64 3 751 0878

Fax: +64 3 751 0876

Web: Visit website

The Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, Fox Glacier Enquiry Form