Banks Peninsula Track ~ Four Day Walk

New Zealand's classic independent walk.

New Zealand's original private track prides itself on being an excellent eco-tourism experience, providing a diversity of wildlife, scenery and hospitality. The unique tramp across farmland and Hinewai reserve covers 35 km of spectacular volcanic coastline, native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches. Each night's cosy accommodation reflects the character, history and individuality of the families who live nearby. Enjoy the diversity of landscapes and accommodations in this beautiful part of the country and see why the four day walk now ranks alongside the DOC "Great Walks' as one of New Zealand's classic tramps.

Choose the way you like to walk

Our four day walk offers you all the options to enjoy tramping the way you like ~ either with your own supplies, carrying your pack, or purchasing supplies along the way and making use of pack cartage. Walk on your own or with friends and family.

Take your time

There are no fixed daily itineraries besides that nights destination, you make your own way in your own time. The four day walk gives you the time to hike the side tracks, watch the birds and wildlife, swim, sunbathe, read, play games, beachcomb ... to explore more or to relax in beautiful surroundings.

The leisurely pace of this walk makes it an option open to all age groups. It is also excellent as a 'first tramp' for the novice walker; or as a first or last tramp for the visitor flying to or from Christchurch airport.

Never crowded

It is easy to arrange and with our limit of 12 walkers per day, it is never crowded on the track or at your accommodation.

Absolutely the most wonderful experience at every level! Everything about this walk was truly fabulous- from our first contact with the bus driver from Christchurch through to the hospitality of the farmers themselves...the scenery, the pristine accommodation and facilities. It way exceeded our expectations...


5.45 pm pickup at Akaroa old Post Office

- this is on your booking start date.
You start walking the day after!

Bus transport to Onuku Trampers' Hut. Ten minute walk from bus drop-off point to hut.

First night. Onuku Trampers' Hut.

Following day. Onuku to Flea Bay. 4-6 hrs walking.

Pack cartage from Onuku to Flea Bay is an option.

Second night. Flea Bay Cottage.

Drinks and chocolate supplies available.

Free penguin tour in evening (seasonal Oct-Jan).

Following day. Kayaking option on marine reserve (subject to sea conditions).

Flea Bay to Stony Bay. 2-4 hrs walking.

Third night. Stony Bay Cottages.

Full Trampers' shop supplies available.

Following day. Stony Bay to Otanerito. 2-3 hrs walking.

Fourth night. Otanerito Beach House.

Full Trampers' shop supplies available.

Following day. Otanerito to Akaroa. 3-5 hrs walking.

Pack cartage from Otanerito to Akaroa is an option.

Arrive Akaroa - early afternoon.