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Lake Hayes Walkway

| State Highway 6, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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Queenstown Local Scenic Half-Day Small-Group Tour
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  • Average3%
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“hour walk” (8 reviews)
“lovely walk” (10 reviews)
“the loop” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| State Highway 6, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 7935
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"hour walk"
in 8 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 10 reviews
"the loop"
in 6 reviews
"easy walk"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 9 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 2 reviews
"popular with locals"
in 2 reviews
"either direction"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area"
in 2 reviews
"circular walk"
in 2 reviews
"great track"
in 2 reviews
"small hills"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 3 reviews
"walking track"
in 2 reviews
"ups and downs"
in 2 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"every turn"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Stroll to enjoy the variety of water edge topography or run to enjoy the views and the air. Do this in either direction. Start down at the reserve car park or from one of the many discreet lake access ways. Great to cycle, as well....More

2  Thank OldGoatsKnowBest
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The view of the lake is average, it’s easy to find a parking place. However, we saw different types of ducks.

Thank YeShanghai
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Well formed path which I walked in just over 1 1/2 hrs but I'd be worried about taking bikers around as in some places the path is a little narrower with sheer cliff up one side and down the other side, blind corners and some...More

1  Thank Nonapama
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This is an easy 8K walk around the lake. All easy walking on flat benched surface. Stunning views, and at an easy pace, a two hour walk. Toilet facilities at the recreation ground entrance and one other outhouse style mid-way. About half of the walk...More

1  Thank peterandpamelaharvey
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Beautiful scenery, worth the walk or ride. Only one steep part where I pushed my bike up the hill. Suitable for intermediate riders.

Thank Stoneyridge
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Lake Hayes walk circumnavigating the lake is a must whilst in the Arrowtown area. The terrain is not difficult to negotiate for anyone of moderate fitness and there are benches dotted along the way in order to admire the spectacular views and rest weary limbs...More

Thank Annie B
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Yep we walked around the lake, best part of two hours as we had a friend who couldn't walk too fast. Best to go early morning we went 10.30 and it was pretty hot, not much shade to hide under, take a water bottle, big...More

1  Thank Myree M
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Although this lake trail was easy, we skipped the loop track and returned to our car after a 40 minutes easy walk. Maybe there are better places to explore in the nearby area.

Thank Johnmir13
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Well worth doing if looking for some exercise - loop track a plus, great views around the lake and accessible for littlies as long as they can walk a bit. Do the walk and then dip in the lake - perfect on hot day.

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Very peaceful and tranquil area. Hardly any noises from anywhere and the track is excellent. The lake is beautiful and the views surrounding are amazing.

1  Thank Heatherbells52
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