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
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.

Fantastic 3 days on the track. The scenery was breath taking. The huts were some of the best we have stayed in – very quaint. Loved the fact there were fresh supplies at Stoney Bay. Didn’t have to carry too much. Was my second time on the track. Will definitely be back.

Rachel W – Feb 2021

Three Day Classic Walk

Private Room Option

Two Day Hikers Option

Kayak Option

Walk + Talk

Gift Voucher

Latest Banks Track News

Schools back, summer holidays are over…

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 open for the 2020-21 season and bookings are looking good.

If you would like to walk Banks Track please continue to make your booking.

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.



Thank you!

A shout out to our wonderful walkers who have voted Banks Track for a Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Award.

We thank each of you.

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

A Must do!

This was a stunning walk with amazing accommodation ! Views where spectacular with such different terrain and lots to see. The accommodation was so cute and had everything you could need. So nice just having a day pack to carry.

Five Star Trip Advisor review by fi0nam120

19 Feb 2020

A unique and wonderful escape in one of New Zealand’s hidden treasures

We so enjoyed our wonderful few days ‘away from it all’ in this lovely hidden part of the world. Although we actually live in Akaroa the track had some wonderful surprises in store. We took our time to absorb the amazing scenery, watch the wildlife in the bays, skinny dip under the waterfalls, enjoy the creative handy work and conservation efforts by the landowners and just be…. It made walking from one hut to the other a rather leisurely stroll. We were lucky with the weather though! The hut stays where all different but all most comfortable. We can highly recommend this to anyone who wants to spend some real good quality time with their partner, family or friends. No mobile coverage for most of the track surely helps!

AD SINTENIE – Feb 2019

A lesser known gem

This track is just fantastic. The accommodation on all three nights was great but the final night at Stony Bay is just so quirky and interesting that it gives the track a whole new dimension. The scenery is varied including stunning coastal cliffs and bays, farmland, forests and steeper hills (which are almost big enough to be considered mountains). The bellbird song accompanied us most of the way and the penguins are an added bonus. We were also fortunate to see a few young sea lions on the rocks in Stony Bay. I highly recommend doing it in three days. The coastal scenery on the second day is just outstanding and it would be a pity to rush it.

DEREK B – Oct 2018

A secret ‘must do’ in NZ

A little bit of heaven. That’s what this track is. Thank you to the farmer families who run it. Whether you’re into ‘real hiking’ (sleeping on a mat or bad mattress and eating dry frozen meals) or if you’re more of the glamping kind of person….this is great. Beautiful and diverse scenery but the huts and cabins are a slice of heaven. So very comfortable and just adorable actually. At the second hut (for the 4-day walkers) you can go kayaking for free in the morning with a guide and the evening before you can join in seeing the penguins. A must do on your trip to NZ

JASON J – Mar 18 

Have done a few hikes around Kiwi land by now and can definitely say this one sits at the top in terms of experience. Because it’s paid and private, there is relatively low foot traffic (compared to the other big hikes in NZ). Actually, scratch that, there was almost NO foot traffic. Bless. We did the 2-day option… hiking trail was perfect in terms of scenery, physical challenge, and accommodation. Both sleeping lodges had so much character. On the first night there are these little star-gazing huts to chill at… secluded from everyone else. On the 2nd night, we soaked in the outdoor bath, drinking wine (purchased from the seriously cute store on site), and watched the stars. There’s also a cute little museum, and a penguin that lives under the cabin. No joke. A must-do if you’re around Akaora / Christchurch!

SRAHMH – 28 Jan 2018

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! Really enjoyed the company and the other people doing the walk. We absolutely loved the penguins and the sea kayaking! So many seals that it got boring 😉 Every day was special in its own way but the second day had the best views and the last gut 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

Yet another great experience on BP Track

Have walked BP Track on 5 occasions and this recent walk didn’t disappoint. The new walk out on day 3 up the Stoney Bay valley was exceptionally beautiful with the beech forest being a highlight. THANK YOU ALL for creating the new track and continuing the BPT tradition! Great produce along the way. Applaud the chooks and the Akaroa butcher.


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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.


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. 


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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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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.


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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

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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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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

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