Lakes Hayes Walkway, Arrowtown
(4.8/5 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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  • What a great walk. Took about 1 1/2 hours but that was at a good pace. The scenery is beautiful all the way round. There is a few ups and downs but easy enough for most people. Great for everyone. 
  • This walk is about a 2 hour loop and is scenic all the way around. We saw lots of birdlife and not too many other walkers. Very peaceful 
  • We walked the entire trail of about 10 km or so. It took about 2 hours. The weather was fantastic which was a huge help. The walk is awesome with beautiful scenery, wildlife, and serenity. Five-star e...  more »