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.
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.
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.
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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
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
ANGELA RUSSEK Oct 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
Supporting Our Community
Supporting our Community
Banks Track Supports…
Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Duvauchelle A&P Show
Akaroa Trap Library
Fire and Emergency