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Banks Peninsula Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Akaroa
Type: Hiking Trails
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Christchurch
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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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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was the first time our children ( aged 8, 11 and 12) had done any walking for long distances. They coped well and we enjoyed seeing them out in the fresh air without Gismos. We did the walk over 4 days and paid for our bags to be carted so we only carried day packs. The scenery each day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Decided to use this track to introduce our almost 7 and almost 9 year old to the delights of multi day hiking. Could not have chosen better. The walk was quite challenging for them but with new unique accommodation waiting at the end if each day (twice with ice cream available) they appear to be sold on the idea. The... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My favorite vacation experience in New Zealand. The track goes through gorgeous landscapes and the accommodations are charming. We booked the honeymoon suite, but even the standard rooms were lovely. We saw Hector dolphins, little blue penguins and royal albatross.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Liked: variety of track; places to stay; views of sea and Akaroa Harbour. Disliked: well I would hate to do this walk when it's super cold. We went in summer and it was raining and cold

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Lovely walk through a wide range of scenery. Highly recommended. We did the walk over two days, but I would recommend taking four days if you have the time available.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We did the four day walk as part of our honeymoon (and chose the honeymoon accommodation option) and we absolutely loved it! The scenery is spectacular and the accommodation is charming. A highlight for both of us was the opportunity to see nesting little (blue) penguins and yellow-eyed penguins in Flea bay. We will treasure the memories from our honeymoon... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've walked the Banks Track twice now and loved it both times. The outdoor bath (light a fire underneath) at Stoney Bay and swing over the stream are favourites of mine. Accommodation is great and the little shop where you can get fresh veges for your dinner is fantastic. Suggest if you are a reasonably fit person to do the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A well organised walk for 2 or 4 day trampers with well maintained tracks, great variety of scenery and terrain each day, splendid accommodation and pleasant surprises along the way. As a party of 2 we joined 10 others who became like family. While the track is very achievable in 2 days, take 4 and enjoy the scenery, side trips,... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had a fantastic group of people who all got on well (didn't know any of them beforehand) which certainly made this walk. Accommodation is interesting and varied. Walking steep at times, but farmland, coastal, temperate rainforest, suitable for most people. Plenty of wildlife and were able to do sea kayaking as well. Being able to buy food, drink at... More

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