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Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
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Lovely walk

The walk is a moderately strenuous 2 day walk or an easy four day walk. Best to enjoy the 4 day one if you have time, as there are plenty of diversions. The bunkhouses are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The walk is a moderately strenuous 2 day walk or an easy four day walk. Best to enjoy the 4 day one if you have time, as there are plenty of diversions. The bunkhouses are splendidly individual and in beautiful settings. Stargazer cabins, woodland shower both delightful. Sadly the bath under the stars was closed for fire ban.

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brisbane
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

For my husband and myself this was our first Tramp. What a way to start!!! It was an excellent experience. The track is well marked, and challenging enough for our experience. We did the walk in four days, and it was interesting that the opinions of the 2 day trampers who where much more seasoned walkers than was a similar... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have just finished the 2 night trek. I have nothing negative to say . It was as the youngsters say awesome . Really magical . The track was incredibly well marked and as 2 regular walkers in our early sixties I would say it was an easy tramp. Even admiring every view we finished at 1:00 on the last... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Loved the huts where we stayed, really well equipped, including flush toilets and showers.. Scenery excellent. Track could have more clearly marked in some places. Not heavily used, so a genuine backcountry experience, yet not far from Akaroa

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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I are around sixty years old and enjoyed this walk immensely. We took the four day option and even if we could have done it in two we would not have enjoyed it. While the longest day was only eleven kilometres the terrain was pretty extreme. We are reasonably fit for our age and in the group... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I am a 29 year old regular tramper in good shape. Took part in the 2 day trek. Carried all my food. The walk is pretty much a summary New Zealand in 2 days. From lookout points to the bays, to rolling hills dotted with sheep, to magical beaches with eye catching blue ocean, to daunting cliffs inhabited by playful... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We did the hike in two days because we did not have more time. You will need to be in good shape to do that, we are reaching our limit now that we are both over 60. 600 meters of up and down each day with some of it easy, other parts rocky. Great views of the coast, grazing land... More 

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Auckland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Accomodation was better than expected. Comfortable and good kitchen facilities, bathrooms with hot showers and beds. We went for double room option and paid extra for this. My husband is a snorer and we thought this would be kind to other trampers! Taking this option we did not have to carry sleeping bags and towels as these were provided with... More 

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Stanthorpe, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Banks Peninsula Track is a long long long track BUT you can do shorter walks and still enjoy life! I suggest that you walk from Akaroa Harbour to the lighthouse through the Cemetry and Garden of Tane through William Street and Bruce Terrace past the Akaroa Area School to the Catholic St. Patricks and back along the boulevarde to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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