Why Walk With Us?
To enjoy a stunning, spectacular, diverse and enriching experience, a feast for the senses.
Banks Track takes you through forest, over hill and along coast. You can see a wide variety of flora and fauna including penguin, dolphin, tītī, bellbird, tūī, seal, fantail, tomtit, morepork, falcon and kereru before you spend your evening either stargazing in our dark skies or enjoying the warmth and camaraderie of a cosy fire.
The accommodation is original, comfortable, varied, quirky, “rustic luxury” and it is never crowded as there are only 16 walkers on the track at any given time.
What To Know Before You Go
Booked your Banks Track Experience? Now what…Some of the things you’ll need to know include:
- Prices (from $195)
- Where and when to meet
- How to get to Akaroa
- Where to park
- What to bring
- Trampers Shop at Stony Bay
- Pack cartage options
- Extra Luggage Storage
- Your itinerary
Bookings & Availability
Pick Up Point
Fantastic experience, service and landscape. Exceeded expectations, track well marked, excellent variety of terrain, native bush, farmland, seals, penguins, huts just the right balance of comfort and privacy. The store at Stony bar a real treat as was the bush bath after a full day of walking. We did the 2 day walk and was manageable with plenty of rest time and stops at points of interest.
ANGELA RUSSEK Oct 2017
Outstanding – one of the best NZ walks. My wife and I have done many NZ tracks. The Banks Track is a ‘must do’. Variety, quirky surprises, and wonderful wildlife, seals, birds, … Take your time and bring your camera. The pack cartage is also excellent and much advised.
STEPHEN HICKS – Mar 2017
A fantastic walk with stunning scenery and lovely accommodation Well marked trail with handy tips along the way. An informative booklet. Accommodation varied from basic to quirky but overall great value for money. Kitchens were great and pack cartage first and last days much appreciated.
GILIAN STOKES – Mar 2017
Amazing, such a break from daily chores. Awesome varied scenery, loads of sea and bird life, great travelling companions and stunning places to stay – what more could you ask for in a tramp?
JO WAGER – Feb 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk with its variety of landscapes, the stunning sea views, towering cliffs and wild shoreline along with beautiful bush and forests. Each night the accommodation was welcoming with quirky touches to surprise and enjoy.
BEV CONLAN – Mar 2017
My 10th tramp on this track. Speaks for itself that I rate it one of best. The best reason for me is that I don’t need friends to go with. I have completed the track about 6 times by myself. There have always been very sociable trampers and because its limited to 12 it is very easy to get to know the others.
VALDA BURKE – Feb 2017
Best hike in New Zealand! Awesome experience 🙂 After 4.5 months of travelling and much hiking in New Zealand I did the Banks Peninsula Track at the last two days of my journey. It was definitely a great ending – it was the best hike for me during my whole trip!
CHRISTOPHER G – Feb 2017