Lakes Hayes Walkway, Arrowtown

(4.9/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
Located in the Wakatipu Basin and surrounded by a mountain range, Lakes 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 Lakes 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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  • Walk is approximately 8km (about 2 to 3hours)depending on pace. The path is very good, a bit steep in places but easily done.  more »
  • It was a beautiful bright warm sunny day as we walked out from Arrowtown on the Queenstown trail. We joined a path through Miller Brook golf course and then down Christine Hill from where we could see...  more »
  • Since we saw this lake from the trail we hiked earlier, so we decided to come here and chill out. Pretty flat trail around the lake makes it an easy and pleasant walk. We ended up sitting on some tree...  more »