Lake Hayes - A great walk & a glass of wine

Located about a 15 minute drive from Queenstown is the picture postcard Lake Hayes.

Its position and accessibility to both Queenstown and Arrowtown make it a popular local spot for picnics, and on a hot summer’s day it’s a perfect place to head for a lake swim.

There is also an 8km track, the Lake Hayes Loop, which is a great circuit suitable for both walkers and bikers. The undulating gravel pathway has uninterrupted views of the lake and there are plenty of spots to stop and take it all in.

After your walk or ride, indulge in a well deserved glass of wine, or grab a table with friends for a shared lunch at Amisfield Bistro, a firm favourite with locals and rated as one of the best winery restaurants in New Zealand. 

Walnut Cottage, also at Lake Hayes, is another popular local hangout.  They do brunch, lunch, coffee and cake and the garden and outdoor dining area is a great spot to chill out.

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