Lake Hayes Walkway

Lake Hayes Walkway



6 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

23 Walking

1 Arrowtown



Lake Hayes in magic morning light


Time: 2 hour loop

Easy grade walk on a well formed track providing outstanding views of the lake and surrounding environs. Please keep dogs on a leash around the wetlands area which is one of the few sites you can observe the Australasian Crested Grebe. Parking and access.


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionArrowtown


  • Walking
  • Free



Jess's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A stunning, yet easy, walk. Takes between two to three hours to do the whole circuit. There are two public toilets along the trail. The perfect outing for mountain, as well as wetland, views.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Romy de Boer


Ranking: 9/10

Walk around this nice, little lake.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Felicity Fay


Ranking: 8/10

Good, easy run/walk tracks, access to water, beautiful lake and surrounds.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Feli and Karsten


Ranking: 8/10

Quiet and sheltered place to stay. Great view of the lake, 2 hours to walk around, close to Arrowtown and Queenstown. Good hike trail and Shotover River. Nice for picnics too!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Stuart Arrol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A well maintained and easily accessed path.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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John Hensman


Ranking: 9/10

A great option when time is short - approx 90mins, 8 kms. Always looks different by different times of the day. A nice easy leg stretch.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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