Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
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Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now

Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now

Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now

Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now

Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now

Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now

Unforgettable Holiday

Banks Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
Book Now
Why walk with us

Why Walk With Us?

Walking Banks Track is:

  • a feast for the senses,
  • a feed for the soul and
  • a feat for the spirit.

Banks Track takes you through farm and forest, offers volcanoes and views, follows coasts and cliffs.

NZ wildlife along Banks Track include penguins, falcon, gecko, and sooty shearwater.

You can 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, and quirky. It is never crowded as there are a maximum of 16 walkers on the track each day.

Escape the stresses of life, recharge in nature and share the good times with friends…Walk Banks Track.

Three Day Classic Walk

Private Room Option

Two Day Hikers Option

Kayak Option

Walk + Talk

Gift Voucher

Latest Banks Track News

Let’s plan for next summer!

Bookings are open for your 2021-22 Banks Track Experience.

Bring the family, walk with friends or enjoy Banks Track by yourself.

Never crowded and a chance to bask in nature.

Great walking and wonderfully relaxing evenings.


Covid Information

We hope you are keeping well.

Banks Track is taking it’s winter break, however, bookings are open for the 2021-22 season beginning October 1, 2021.

If we are negatively impacted by Covid restrictions again your booking can be postponed or refunded 100%.


Covid refund policy:

If your Banks Track Experience is unable to proceed due to Covid restrictions we will postpone your booking or refund 100%.

Our Standard Refund Policy:

With 28 days notice (or more) we will refund 90%. With 7-28 days notice we will refund 50%.

No refunds are given if less than 7 days notice is given.



New Video

Take a look at our latest video.

Thanks to Alister Winter and friends for creating this.

Our Tiaki Promise

Banks Track has worked towards minimal environmental impact since it’s conception in 1989.

We encourage our Banks Track walkers to embrace  the Tiaki Promise

This is a set of guiding principles for visitors to follow, contributing to preserving and protecting our land.

Keep NZ Clean

Protect Nature

Show Respect

Be Prepared

Drive Carefully

By following the Tiaki Promise,
you are making a commitment to New Zealand
to act as a guardian,
protecting and preserving our home.

Stunning walk, challenging but rewarding, loved it.

Beautiful views. Highly recommended especially to groups of friends

Reviewed on Trip Advisor

by willywatts, April 2021

Fantastic walk for the whole family.

We were a group of 11 family members, with ages ranging from 7 to 71 years! We had a fantastic experience on the Banks Track, with beautiful scenery, comfortable accommodation, and great hiking. Having our bags carried between accommodation made a big difference with the varied walking abilities in our group.  We loved the varied scenery the most, and can’t rate the experience highly enough!

Five Star Trip Advisor Review from 2017annamills – Feb 2021


One of the Best

Loved this 3-day tramp on Banks Peninsula. It is a VERY reasonably-priced trip for what they provide – transport to the first lodge, delivery of bags each day and the accommodation.

Five Star Trip Advisor review from Kat2769 – Feb 2021

Wonderful! One of the best tracks I have done in NZ, views, variety, challenge, organised, excellent accommodation particularly on the last night.. quirky, thoughtful, idyllic space. Highly recommend

Five Star trip Advisor review by 408judith

12 Mar 2020

Five Aussie trampers loved the track. Excellent organization and maintenance of track. Superb scenery, weather and comfy accommodation.

Five Star Trip Advisor review by N2442LGjohns

9 Mar 2020



Amazing walk, cute huts, stunning views and very well-organized

We thought that every hut was perfect but when we came to the next hut it was even more perfect! Every day was special in its own way but the second day had the best views and the last hut was definitely the icing on the cake (with a cherry). So much detail. We loved those short walks off the track to see special features. Really good organization and planning… the sheep made it really entertaining

CARINA HOENIG – 09 Dec 2017

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.




Wow, we had such a great trip absolutely loved it and accommodation, pack transfers … everything was just so easy.

ALISON BAIN – Mar 2017

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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

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Supporting Our Community

Supporting our Community

Banks Track Supports…

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Akaroa Health

Duvauchelle A&P Show

Akaroa Trap Library

Fire and Emergency

Lions Club

Hinewai Reserve