Lake Hayes Estate playground and bike pump tracks, Otago


Suitable for all ages

Set within a housing estate off SH6 between Frankton and Arrow Junction, this makes an unlikely destination playground but it’s one that locals rate highly. There are the usual features of a playground in terms of equipment like swings, slides and a flying fox. But there’s also a large sand pit and wooden fort.

In a sheltered area there are BBQ facilities if you want to BYO food, there are toilets and this is all set next to a huge playing field which your kids can run, play ball games or fly kites on. Surrounding the playing field there’s also a series of bike tracks and bike pump tracks, which together cater for a range of abilities, so it’s worth taking scooters or bikes with you.

There’s little shade in the playground, playing fields or bike tracks – only really over the BBQ, so take sun hats and sunblock with you and possibly even long sleeves and very hot days.


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Contact Information

Address: The playground is off Hope Ave, Lake Hayes Estate while the bike tracks are accessible from either Hope Ave or Rere Road with a slightly longer track also taking you there from Onslow Road. All of these streets have free car parking on them.