Stony Bay Cottages
Your last night on the Banks Track is spent in the purpose built colonial village at Stony Bay. This is a delightful collection of self-contained colonial style cottages surrounding a “village green”.
When the track began in 1989, with four walkers per day, there was only one little hut. As the numbers grew to a total of 16 walkers per day, several others were constructed, each with its own individual features of craftsmanship.
Original old orchard trees and a variety of natives, roses and exotic shrubs form a sheltered haven for birdlife and walkers resting at the end of the day. The verandah and outdoor tables and barbeque kitchens enhance the opportunity to enjoy el fresco dining.
About ten pairs of little penguins also share the surrounding area, much to the delight of the walkers
The three-day classic walk cottage has an open fireplace and log burner, gas cooking, barbecue, candles for lighting, electrically heated shower, flush toilets, and a ‘bath under the stars’. Toilets and hot shower are shared with the two-day hikers.
The two-day hikers cottage is one roomed with a cottage garden, wood stove, barbeque, double mattress in the loft, gas cooking, candles for lighting, and ‘bath under the stars’.
A full range of shop supplies are available at Stony Bay.
There is no electricity or mobile coverage at Stony Bay. Ensure you charge your batteries before leaving Flea Bay or Onuku.