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Banks Peninsula Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 19 Activities in Akaroa
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

New Zealand is green for a very good reason - it rains a lot, but we had four absolutely perfect days of sunshine. This walk was on my bucket list for the last ten years and finally made it and absolutely loved the walk with our whole family (13, 19 year olds) and husband. The highlights were... the fact that... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We have just completed this walk - a group of 5 walkers and one driver and pack carrier. It was fabulous. I love the way these farmers have banded together to create what was New Zealand's first private walk 25 years ago. Through it they are sharing a unique and rugged almost inaccessible coastline. As the pack carrier, my focus... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Totally loved the Banks Peninsula Track walk - a group of us (5 ladies) did the 2 day walk, having our packs carried - some very hilly parts, so wouldn't like to have been carrying my own pack. The huts you stay in are so quaint and gorgeous with the wee shops on site well stocked with wine, cheeses, meats,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Have just completed the 2 day walk with my 75 year old father. The track has the most stunning scenery from coastal walking where we got to see seals and penguins up close to native forrest. On he first night I slept in the stargazer where I got to see the stars at night while being sheltered from the elements.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a great walk, stunning coastline, fantastic, quirky accommodation and generous hosts. We travelled with our 7yo daughter who coped really well, even though the track is more difficult than we had thought on booking. Bribes of ice-cream at the end of the day helped! Loved the trampers shops at Stony Bay and Otinareto. There are also drinks and choccies... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This 4 day tramp is a gem - so much in the way of scenery, from breathtaking cliff and sea views to re-generating bush, ancient beech forest, waterfalls and wildlife. The accommodation was full of character, each place with a different style, but Stony Bay was absolutely wonderful in it's creative quirkiness. We had blue penguins nesting by the door... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is an absolute must do if you have the chance. What a truly amazing experience encompassing scenery, history and wildlife. We live only an hour away and my expectations were blown out of the water with what we were able to experience. New life from Lambs, baby penguins to baby seals. Accomodation Art!! (Stony Bay). Quirky little honesty shops... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

fresh Air great views, quite and great for out door lovers takes about 4 days depending on fitness. basic but thats what you are there for

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a great walk which will not tax reasonably fit participants. Accomodation is quirky and very satisfactory but not luxurious. Length of each days walk is very comfortable and allows for relaxation on the way. The views of sea, bays and harbour are spectacular. My visit was with a group of friends but solo or couples are catered for... More 

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Christchurch
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The walk his been on my bucket list for many years. Myself and my partner decided to complete the track in April. Unfortunately the weather had not been kind to the region in April. The track was very wet and certainly did not help our journey, in fact in many parts it was dangerous. The Good: - the walk is... More 

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