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Banks Peninsula Track

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Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
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fantastic track

This was the first overnight tramp as a family. We did the four day with our 2 children. The accomodation was very comfortable and the supplies were welcome, especially the wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Felicity Y
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was the first overnight tramp as a family. We did the four day with our 2 children. The accomodation was very comfortable and the supplies were welcome, especially the wine. We met some lovely fellow trappers also. We were fortunate to have the track to ourselves (8 of us) our children also had a birthday on the 3rd day... More 

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Tauranga
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Like a holiday with spectacular scenery, a little physical challenge, spotlessly clean, comfortable, warm,quirky accommodation? Then this walk should be seriously considered. A maximum of 12 persons at a time on the four day choice, was a good number and great way to get to know each other with humour and fun. Lighting the fire on arrival or in the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've just completed the 4 day Banks Peninsula walk and although at times it was very challenging, on the whole it was awesome. We were lucky the weather was terrific for three of the four days. Unfortunately, when we reached the top of Trig GG we couldn't see anything for the mist. My favourite section was from Stony Bay to... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

4 of us 68 year olds started off in fine weather but the clouds came in when we reached the top on day 2, it turned cold and closer to Flea Bay it started to rain. The next 3 days were sunny & warm. Interesting but comfortable accommodation at each stop. The trip was made all the better with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This track had it all. Birds, sea mammals, vegetation, coastal views, and great accommodation. You won't get a better range anywhere else in NZ.

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Canberra
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you want a self guided walk experience in New Zealand but the cost of other commercial providers is deemed to expensive this could well be the best choice...by a long shot!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I booked this walk to bridge a gap in our itinerary. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. This was a terrific walk with varied terrain encompassing ‘fell’ walking, bush (fantails ahoy!) and rugged coastal path. A little guidebook and map is provided at the start of the walk but frankly it... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This tramp is a must for anyone visiting Akaroa and Christchurch. It is only 35 km long but has some grunty sections particularly on the first and last days of this 4 day tramp. You will need to have stout footwear as this is proper tramping with some rough terrain especially on the downhill sections. Boots with firm soles and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Having just finished the 4 day tramp through some amazing New Zealand countryside with tremendous sea vistas, flora and fauna I am so pleased we ticked this one off the list as it was special and we live in the area ! There were definitely some parts that were more strenuous than others but overall it was pretty straightforward. There... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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