The Banks Peninsula Track is one of the most spectacular two day walks in New Zealand. Easy to organise, it combines hill, forest, and coastal walking at their best, making this a great option for those who like to spend much of their day tramping.
Our hiker's option
This is our hiker's option and a high level of level of fitness is required as the 35 kms includes a lot of hill walking, and the Track climbs from sea level to over 600m twice, and features rugged exposed headlands. It can be done with a very light pack by taking advantage of the trampers' shop at Stony Bay on night two.
A touch of rustic luxury
All facilities are available to you, whether you are staying the night or just passing by, and a separate 'bath under the stars' is reserved for you at Stony Bay so you can soak any tired limbs and feet to your hearts content.
The two day track is limited to just 4 walkers per day, but single groups of up to 6 may be accommodated by contacting us direct.
An excellent experience, fantastic! The best of NZ. Exceeded expectations, everything was very organised, pick up, briefing, the huts were fantastic. We did the 2 day and enjoyed the opportunity to use 4 day huts for cup of tea. Track had plenty of variety and scenery....
5.45 pm pickup at Akaroa old Post Office- this is on your booking start date.
Bus transport to Onuku Trampers' Hut. Ten minute walk from bus drop-off point to hut.
First night. Onuku Trampers' Hut.
First day morning. Onuku to Flea Bay. 4-6 hrs walking.
Pack cartage from Onuku to Flea Bay is an option
Lunch stop. Flea Bay Cottage. Drinks and Chocolate available.
First day afternoon. Flea Bay to Stony Bay. 2-4 hrs walking.
Second night. Stony Bay Cottages.
Full Trampers' shop supplies available.
Second day morning. Stony Bay to Otanerito. 2-3 hrs walking.
Morning/lunch stop. Otanerito Farm House. Full Trampers' shop supplies available.
Second day afternoon. Otanerito to Akaroa. 3-5 hrs walking.