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Banks Peninsula Track

Akaroa, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 19 Activities in Akaroa
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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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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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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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
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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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sydney
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16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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