Lake Hayes Walkway
Lake Hayes Walkway
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Kerry
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Beautiful walk through different scenery around the lake. The signs say it takes 2-3 hours but we walk faster and it was about 1hour and 40 minutes. Not too steep, no boggy parts, nice width and not dangerous. A must do!
Written 8 May 2022
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Virginia H
Christchurch, New Zealand29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The walk was easy, and beautiful- we walked 2.5 kms per hours , so it took us 3. 5hours but it was gorgeous
Written 28 April 2022
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Kerie5775
Blenheim, New Zealand204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Loved this walk. 8.3km took us just under 2hrs, we aren’t fast walkers. Beautiful views. There isn’t a huge amount of shade so make sure you take a hat and have plenty of water and sunblock on. I took my heat reflective sun umbrella that I could have sold 10 times over, it made it much more bearable in 27degC. There is a toilet at the Arrowtown end of the lake, very clean flushing ones. A little bit hilly but not a lot. Ample parking at the Reserve car park or the Pavillions car park. No obvious places to get water en route and no cafe places either. Was very enjoyable.
Written 1 January 2022
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Food is life
Auckland, New Zealand244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Recommend-it’s an easy walk and suitable for all levels. Beautiful day too. Only let down was the sheer amount of Poo at the beginning of walk on the gravel. The locals are letting their dogs foul a beautiful spot. Not cool.
Written 17 February 2021
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
We started on the bikes, but for younger ones it was a little harder without gears and lots of people walking dogs without being on leads and turned back. We did walk the lake and at points with younger riders I would have felt a little aprehensive as there was a few tight places and drop offs. Some beautiful views and even a swing on the East side of the lake next to one of the jettys.
Written 24 January 2021
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
There are plenty of places to park, we parked near the pavilion and started the walk from there. There are a few steep bits but a lot of people cycle this lake which would be nice, but we wanted to walk around. Took us one and half hours and it was quite windy so didn't get the beautiful pics, but it was still a lovely afternoon. Well signposted and not much in the way of stairs which was nice.
Written 6 December 2020
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Brynkoru
Blenheim, New Zealand243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Stunning lakeside area - great for picnic as well as a walk - would also make a good mountain bike riding track.
Written 23 November 2020
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AucklandTraveller
Christchurch, New Zealand95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The place is so overrun with rabbits and rabbit holes you can pick tiny baby rabbits up at the side of the path. What on earth are they doing about it??
Written 4 November 2020
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RachaelR17
Wellington, New Zealand261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Absolutely stunning 2 hour walk not too far out of Queenstown central.

I hae aerage fitness and a historic ankle injury and this walk was great - mostly flat and clear pathway. Absolutely stunning iews right the way around - can't beat it!
Written 6 October 2020
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
There’s a lovely track that goes right around the lake. Take in the views of the mountains ranges from each end of the lake. Stop for a picnic along the bank or run or cycle it.
There are a few uphills but nothing too demanding as the track is pretty substantial and not boggy.
Well worth a nice bit of fresh air with the family on a nice afternoon.
Written 11 September 2020
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