Lake Hayes Walkway, Arrowtown

4.8
#2 of 6 in Parks in Arrowtown
Located in the Wakatipu Basin and surrounded by a mountain range, Lake Hayes Walkway provides an easy scenic loop around the lake. The walk can be completed in a two-hour block or broken up into more manageable sections, with a picnic area providing a good rest point. The ease of the 10 km (6 mi) trail also makes it suitable for mountain biking or running. Considered by many as the premier lake in Wakatipu, Lake Hayes supports notable wildlife, including a healthy population of Australasian crested grebe. Wear comfortable shoes. You can plan Arrowtown trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Well worth doing if looking for some exercise - loop track a plus, great views around the lake and accessible for littlies as long as they can walk a bit. Do the walk and then dip in the lake - perfec...  more »
  • Very peaceful and tranquil area. Hardly any noises from anywhere and the track is excellent. The lake is beautiful and the views surrounding are amazing.  more »
  • Few ups and downs in the trail but not a hard walk. Total walk about 8k really pretty. Pleasant to walk. Two sets of loos on the whole loop. No coffee shop.  more »
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  • What a wonderful camping ground next to it. Surround by swans and keas. Best place around qtown.
  • Literally a mirror image seen reflecting off the lake. The view from one side to the other was amazing. The track is quite long and good for running or biking.
  • Nice views around the lake. There is walking walking trail around the lake which was very good! There is a open area to park your campervan's.
  • Beautiful view and great walking track if you enjoy long walks.
  • Great free camp area, makesure you only stay the 2 nights maximum. A person comes around at 3am in the morning to check. We got caught, and they are not willing to budge on the fines. Also a beautiful lake close to Queenstown, alot of ducks around, very friendly little fellas.

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