Stony Bay Cottages

Your last night on the Banks Track is spent in the purpose built colonial village at Stony Bay. This is a delightful collection of self-contained colonial style cottages surrounding a “village green”.

When the track began in 1989, with four walkers per day, there was only one little hut. As the numbers grew to a total of 16 walkers per day, several others were constructed, each with its own individual features of craftsmanship.

Original old orchard trees and a variety of natives, roses and exotic shrubs form a sheltered haven for birdlife and walkers resting at the end of the day. The verandah and outdoor tables and barbeque kitchens enhance the opportunity to enjoy el fresco dining.

About ten pairs of little penguins also share the surrounding area, much to the delight of the walkers

The three-day classic walk cottage has an open fireplace and log burner, gas cooking, barbecue, candles for lighting, electrically heated shower, flush toilets, and a ‘bath under the stars’.  Toilets and hot shower are shared with the two-day hikers.

The two-day hikers cottage is one roomed with a cottage garden, wood stove, barbeque, double mattress in the loft, gas cooking, candles for lighting, and ‘bath under the stars’.

A full range of shop supplies are available at Stony Bay.

There is no electricity or mobile coverage at Stony Bay. Ensure you charge your batteries before leaving Flea Bay or Onuku.

Private Room Options

Walkers have the option to book a private room. There are two designated private rooms at each accommodation that can be pre-booked. They are double rooms with bedding and towels provided. These have proved extremely popular since this option was introduced. If you would like to book a private room it is advisable to reserve it at the time you make your booking. The cost is $150 for the two-day hikers option and $225 for the three-day classic walk.