OTAGO: QUEENSTOWN LAKES

28-Mar-18

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Lake Hayes Reserve

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

Lake Hayes Circuit, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes, Otago

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Lakefront parking

No parking or camping sign

Lonely motorhome

Lonely motorhome

 

Lake Hayes Reserve is a large grass reserve which used to be a very popular freedom camping location until it was closed to overnight parking because of the rubbish and mess being left behind.

 

It is a stunning location, and illustrates what motor caravanners can lose access to when some freedom campers abuse the privilege of being able to stay in these beautiful environments.

 

We went for a drive through on a beautiful autumn afternoon, to find it mostly empty. Of course it is still open to the public, and motor caravanners can visit during the day, but have to leave before 10 pm.

 

Entrance to the Lake Hayes Reserve

Entrance to the Lake Hayes Reserve

 

Lake Hayes

 

Lake Hayes

 

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