Lake Hayes Walkway, Arrowtown

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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. A visit to Lake Hayes Walkway represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arrowtown family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This area is definitely worth a visit on the way to Arrowtown, plenty of parking the reflection of the hills on the lake make awesome photography, nice to sit by or walk the very accessible tracks.  more »
  • This is a very accessible lake from Queenstown. It can be visited en-route to Arrowtown (beautiful fall colours). There is ample parking. One can also do a walk around the circumference of the lake.  more »
  • It's a gentle and easy walk. Not very hilly but still a little bit of up and down. Beautiful and peaceful. It's a track for local people and some tourists. .  more »