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Lake Hayes Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 456 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Lake Views Wildlife
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Can get busy over the weekend, share the track with bikes, dogs, and prams. Shaded in some parts, in the sun for others. The view the whole way is beautiful!

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Naomi Howes
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Walking

Lovely views. Mostly flat. Really enjoyed this walk.

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Paul Sherrock
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Maurice Adler
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HikingGreat!

Walking on an early spring day makes this track a must walking if visiting the area. The track is suitable for all. Many good spots if you wish to picnic on the way round. Make sure you have your camera and or your phone. Great walk if you want to give your dog a work out. Highly recommended walk

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Emer O' Malley
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Walking

Lovely flat track with spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Very peaceful.

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Haylee Caravalho
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Hiking

Easy and beautiful on a nice day!

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Samsu Kim
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Bike touring

자전거로 가기에 살짝 길이 좁다. 항상 반대편에서 오는사람 및 자전거를 주의해야한다 the treck is a bit narrow for cycling, u need to have attention and be award someone comming from the opposite direction.

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Liam-Kara Whaley
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Hiking

Very easy. Interesting because it moves through so many different types of scenery.

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Stacey Lismore
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Hiking

Great flat easy trail, stunning views the whole way around. Can bike or walk, toilets along the way.

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Nic Benton
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Hiking

Great trail, always a great view of the lake and off the main road. Also a good walk for dogs.

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Jerry P
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Hiking

Nice trail around like. Some shade and some sun. Watch out for mountain bikes. South end is marshy but trail seems to stay dry. Great photos.

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Kathi Jeeves
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Walking

Beautiful! Planned to run this but ended up walking ( took too many photos!) would def. do again. Took about 1.15 at a 9.30 pace. There a couple of (long drop) toilets along the way if needed.

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Natacha H
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Hiking

Great easy walk around the lake, also quite easy to run (took me about 1hour) Quite flat with a few ups and downs here and there. Can get busy over the weekend, share the track with bikes, dogs, and prams. Shaded in some parts, in the sun for others. Would recommend, the view the whole way is beautiful!

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Riki G
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Nice, easy. Parts of the trail are shared with bikes and cars. Fruit trees along the lake.

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Michael Burgoyne
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Hiking

Great first family hike in NZ, what a great start then lunch in Arrowtown.

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The Spinners
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Hiking

Nice trail, elevation changes are quite manageable and short. We’re 57 & 67 and are infrequent hikers and did the loop in 2 hours and saw less than 10 people. It rained steadily the day before and the trail was in good condition. Nice views over the lake, mountains as a backdrop, lots of Spring flowers in bloom. Saw lots of waterfowl in the marsh area and A LOT of rabbits - I quit counting after 70!!!

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Brodo Baggins
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Hiking

Great walk.great views just about 360 degrees,on a still day you can get a fantastic reflection of the surrounding mountains in the lake popular with landscape artist,also has some great stories from days gone bye,and is the warmest body of water to swim in in the entire whakatipu basin. Don’t agree with the difficulty level tho as it’s predominantly flat...

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Vit Gula
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Hiking

Nice and easy walk. I've done only left side of the lake because the most of nice views is over there. You can make a loop as well.

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mor Ue
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Hiking

Magnifique tour en 1h30

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Chris Blyth
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Hiking

Really nice and easy walk around an amazing lake with big views of great mountains. 8kms in about an hour and a half. Nice!

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Cassy n
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Great easy track! We went on a rainy afternoon and it cleared up for a beautiful walk. I loved the views of the high side of track the best.

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Grace Godinet
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Hiking

Lovely track. Great views and finish with a picnic at one of the many little bays

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Sandra Fräfel
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Hiking

Easy Sunday morning walk, families and joggers love it too. Nice views, mirror lake for free, without all the tourists, in the morning. we enjoyed it a lot, especially after a long hike a day before.

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George L
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Easy walk with lovely views

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Heather Li
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Walking

It's a long walk but a good one. You walk by the lake, through wetlands, on a safe hill ledge overseeing the lake and mountains, and get to peek at the backsides of some nice homes. Put on sunscreen, bring water and enjoy. (I did this walk in padded flip-flops so don't need much in terms of gear.)

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Arama Black
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First to Review

Great family walk, take a picnic and a paddle board :)

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Khalid Al-Azri
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Samsu Kim
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Samsu Kim
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Maurice Adler
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Hannah Dow
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