Getting to Banks Track

The Banks Track is situated in the southeast corner of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand

Getting here

By private car

Akaroa is a scenic 85km drive from Christchurch on the Chch-Akaroa Highway. Leave Christchurch at the south eastern corner of Hagley Park along Lincoln Road. Allow 90 mins for the journey.

Petrol and refreshments are available at Tai Tapu, Little River, and Duvauchelle along the way, and Little River Gallery and Barrys Bay Cheese factory are well worth a visit.

By Public Transport from Christchurch to Akaroa and return

Regular bus services are provided by Akaroa Shuttle and French Connection bus companies. These services both depart Christchurch in the morning so please ensure you have checked their timetable prior to making your Banks Track or flight bookings.

Taxi bus services are provided at good rates by Outer Bays Tours 027 489 7200 and Akaroa Tours and Taxi 027 695 6981

All the bus/taxi services drop you off within 50m of the Akaroa old Post Office – Banks Track pick up point.

You can park your car at Mt Vernon Lodge while you are walking the Banks Track.

Pick up, 5.30pm at Akaroa’s Old Post Office, 80 Rue Lavaud.