Lakes Hayes Walkway, Arrowtown
(4.9/5 based on 100+ 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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  • After the Shotover Jet Boat ride and a great lunch in Arrowtown it was time to stretch the legs. The Lake Hayes walk is noted as a 2 - 3 hour walk around the lake. It is an easy walk with a couple of ...  more »
  • What better than fresh air, exercise and beautiful scenery away from traffic. Recharge your batteries and walk this trail. 
  • We walked Lake Hayes while staying in Arrowtown at Millbrook Resort. The easy 7km walk is popular with locals, well maintained, with plenty of variation in grade and vegetation. We did it at a slow-mo...  more »