Your Journey on the Banks Peninsula Track
follows a stunningly diverse track of 35 km through pasture and forest as you explore the remote outer bays of Banks Peninsula. Its route includes a spectacular volcanic coastline, native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches with two crossings of the crater rim high above Akaroa Harbour as you leave and return to Akaroa.
Self-guided walking or hiking
Our two self-guided options offer you many of the comforts of guided walks such as hot showers and small numbers, combined with the independence of the freedom walker. Both walks cover the same distance following the same track route and visit the same accommodations but at a different pace - you choose the way you want to walk!
Easy to organise & great value
Our availability guide and online booking make planning your trip as easy as possible. Your booking price includes car parking, bus to first hut, all your accommodation stays, all land access rights, and an informative guide booklet. (Also the seasonal penguin tour for four day walkers).
Further options available include pack cartage and storage, a great kayaking trip, sleeping bag hire, or the guaranteed privacy of a double room with linen and towels provided.
The kayaking trip can be booked at the time but all other options should be booked through our Winter booking office - see Bookings or Contact Us for contact details.
Self - Catering
The Track is self-catering with fully equipped kitchens. You don't need to bring any kitchen items.