This lookout is a two minute walk from the car park on Cook Flat Road.
Enjoy the picnic area and on a clear day use the plane table. It is mounted on a stone plinth and can be used to identify the peaks of the Southern Alps Kä Tiritiri o Te Moana.
Once you arrive in Fox Glacier Village, turn off the Main Road State Highway 6 and drive down Cook Flat Road. The junction is next to the old Fox Glacier Hotel and clearly signposted for both Lake Matheson and Gillespie’s Beach. Please adhere to the speed limit and remember that you will pass the local school. Drive past the turn off for Lake Matheson and continue on till the road becomes unsealed.
Just before the Clearwater Creek Bridge there is the Peak View lookout and picnic area. There is a plane table that directs your line of sight and on a clear day you can pick out individual peaks on the Southern Alps including Mt Cook/Aoraki and Mt Tasman.