Lake Hayes is the most photographed lake in New Zealand, and is also known as ‘mirror lake’. People relaxing at the lake or cycling around is a common occurrence. Nearby winery Amisfield Winery is an excellent attraction point too
When to visit:
february - july .
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Lake Hayes is a small lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown. Surrounded by exquisite mountain and lake vistas forms a picturisque view.
Award-winning Amisfield Winery and Bistro is perfect for afternoon wine tasting and lunch in the vine-covered courtyard. You can find local wildlife, historic cottages and few notable homes here.
Birdlife that can be seen on the lake include the introduced mallard, feral goose, the native New Zealand scaup, Australasian crested grebe and the black shag. Exotic fish in the lake that can be taken recreationally include brown trout and perch, while native fish include upland bully, koaro and long-finned eel.