Lake Hayes

January 4th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

In I was staying at the Estate, which is of course next to . I’ve heard about the lovely walk around the lake, but the weather looked like I wouldn’t get to do it. However on my last day there, the rain stopped around 7 pm, so I headed out. It was around 15 minutes to the lake, and I did the circuit in around 90 minutes. The last quarter I jogged as I heard thunder and the rain started again.

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On the path down to the lake, a paddock of deer.

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You then start off at lake level on a nice path.

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Then as you go up, you get a pretty great lake view. Bear in mind this is in the evening.

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The path winds around the hills.

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Another great lake view.

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Then after you head down, you circle around through nice grass areas.

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A very old house on the lakefront.

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And a much more modern one. A lakeside house would be very cool. Many of them have boats out front.

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And finally a bush walk path back to the beginning.

A very serene walk, if you are in the area.

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13 Responses to “Lake Hayes”

  1. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    Lovely photos.
    David if you get the chance then tramp into an old goldmining settlement called Bullendale. You take the turn-off to to Coronet Peak and the unsealed Skippers Canyon Rd. Then you tramp into and can stay at a DOC administered hut.

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  2. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    If you stay at the Hilton you can walk along the track beneath the Kelvin Heights and see lots of lovely homes and look across to the shady side with the bacon thin apartments where the cannon fodder lives.

    If you walk around Arrowtown you’ll see the old miners cottages which super investor Eamon Cleary was letting run down before they were rescued by a local man………… ah capital gains!!!!!! Don’t let the socialists fiddle with the property market!

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  3. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    “Up the road in Queenstown, nature is in full flight.
    Queenstown advertises itself as “The Adventure Capital of the World,” where you can bungy jump, heli-ski, jet-boat, or sky-dive. The confines of the modest town can no longer accommodate the throng of thrill-seekers. Soaring mountains still fringe the lake, but condos are creeping along the shore, a snake of traffic clogs the road into town, and Louis Vuitton has set up shop along with Global Culture, a clothes store.
    If your idea of a holiday is a seething mass of cars and people, topped off by a cacophony of helicopters, Queenstown may be for you. Otherwise, it serves only as a warning of the perils of overdevelopment.
    “Queenstown used to be nice, but it’s a mess, now,” Verduyn says, as we continue our trip down the Upper Clutha. “We don’t want to get like that.”
    He points out a bunker-like private dwelling atop a bluff, and shakes his head.
    “It was a disaster to put that building in there,” he says.
    er the world are coming here seeking a wilderness, a sanctuary. The worst-case scenario is that we damage the environment, which brings people to New Zealand in the first place.””
    “People from all ovhttp://www.boston.com/travel/articles/2004/11/07/new_zealand_at_a_crossroads/

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  4. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    How about a shot of Queenstown’s clogged streets and lack of parking?

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  5. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    A big part of NZ Inc’s business plan is selling off it’s (oops -their “property rights! property rights!)) beautiful places to the wealthy so the base of the pyramid ends up living in an environment which is an assault to the senses.

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  6. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    NZ First on campus are awake early this morning.

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  7. nasska (10,691 comments) says:

    It’s not National Super payment day is it Rodders?

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  8. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    nasska :)

    You recall when DPF linked to a photo of a meeting of Winston’s old age section
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/congressional-cemetary-tombstones.jpg

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  9. nasska (10,691 comments) says:

    Rodders

    NZ First have broken new ground…..few other political parties to date have used seances as the preferred communication medium to keep in touch with their membership. :)

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  10. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    You recall when DPF linked to a photo of a meeting of Winston’s old age section
    ……………………
    Here’s one for you and your allies on the left (Professor Spoonley, Russell Brown. etc, etc)
    http://www.3news.co.nz/Chinese-VIPs-eye-up-800m-of-NZ-property/tabid/421/articleID/172216/Default.aspx

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  11. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    hj, I wasn’t aware I was “on the left.” Personally, the thought of a Labour-Green-NZ First government gives me the shits.

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  12. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    I never took you for a moment to be on the left but you are “strange bed fellows

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  13. pq (728 comments) says:

    Farrar, somewhere else, said that he went to Glenorchy and back on New Year Day. I don’t know how he managed, Queenstown was at a traffic standstill most of the day.
    There have been no available parks in Queenstown for the last week or so, cars edge inch by inch in circles around Shotover street getting nowhere.
    I said to Bangkok Wan, if you can find a park dear we stop and you can go and treat yourself.
    hahha very safe promise.
    The place is crazy at this time of year, and pretentious for the rest of the year.

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