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Banks Peninsula Track

Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 21 Activities in Akaroa
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 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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