Lakes Hayes Walkway, Arrowtown

Categories: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 95+ 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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  • Went biking around the lake. Was really fun going clockwise. Beautiful scenery. One of the best walks/rides and easy. 
  • The walkway is a beautiful asset to this already gorgeous region. Park down by the Lake Hayes Pavillion for easy access to walking tracks along the lake. The Pavillion itself has lovely views as well;...  read more »
  • My husband and I did this walk in a couple of hours at a very leisurely pace. We walked anticlockwise and I think this is the best way. The few bikers in the track gave no warning of their approach an...  read more »
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