This placid lake close to the town of Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island is a great spot for enjoying the magnificent scenery and outdoor activities that New Zealand has to offer.
Lake Hayes is a beautiful place for picnic, hike and at hot summer days great spot for refreshing swim. Hayes lake is located about a 15 minute drive from Queenstown in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, in New Zealand’s South Island.
Around the lake runs 8 km track called the Lake Hayes Circuit. It is suitable for both bikers and walkers.
Original name is Te Whaka-ata a Haki-te-kura and it was given by the Maori tribe of Kai Tahu. Australian farms who were in 1859 looking for sheep country gradually changed the name to Lake Hayes.
Lake is home of many different type of birds including Mallard and Feral Goose, Scaup, Grebe and the Black Shag. Another creature found in the lake is exotic fish Brown Trout and Perch.
For its position and accessibility to both Queenstown and Arrowtown is Lake Hayes a popular destination for locals and tourists.