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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| State Highway 6, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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All reviews hour walk great walk the loop picnic area easy walk beautiful scenery pleasant hour circular walk walking track toilet facilities great track two hours every turn path ducks 8km stops
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the bus from Queenstown it was actually easier to find than I expected. A most enjoyable walk around the Lake a little noisy when near the road. Scenery was lovely. Some inclines to ponder and on my walk some flooded areas too so...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning lake and mountain views - well worth a visit to walk around the lake if you have time. Would be amazing in summer! We stopped on our way to Arrowtown and then went back for a long walk later. So lovely.

Thank Maryke W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

JUST PUT YOUR BIKE ON THE 2 dollar bus .stopping at lake Hayes please.you are there.Follow the trail to Arrow town,great place for lunch or dinner.2$ bus back to Queenstown.

Thank StephenP3278
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a walk along well marked paths that circle Lake Hayes. It is easily accessible from the Queenstown Arrowtown road with a big parking area at the Arrowtown end (which also has toilets and picnic tables), and smaller parking areas a couple of spots...More

Thank DragonPrincess
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Visited on Monday 7th May. On our way back from Arrowtown to Queenstown we drove past Lake Hayes. What amazing views and there is a walking track around the Lake if you have time to do it.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A nice fairly easy 8km walk around Lake Hayes with quite beautiful views from the 'reflecting lake'. There is also a nice area of wetland on one of the sides. Despite the nice views I found the continuous drone from highway 6 somewhat of a...More

Thank Jeroen O
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. You can walk part or all of the track. The scenery is to die for - absolutely beautiful!

Thank Miss_KM_travels
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Views so amazing, photos don't do it Justice of spectacular this is, prsitine cold but so worth it on a good day

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Arrow town is a great place to visit and if you have the time a walk around Hayes lake is an added bonus its not too strenuous and there are pleasant views all the way round.

3  Thank Hazel L
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We waliked the loop, it said 2-3 hours, but we did it in 1.5 but would definitely take longer if you stopped lots for photos, It is full of amazing beautiful scenery, one of the prettiest walks I have done. Well worth the time. A...More

1  Thank Lynnie1961
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