Lake Hayes

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

In Queenstown I was staying at the Lake Hayes Estate, which is of course next to Lake Hayes. 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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