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Banks Peninsula Track

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Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6433047612
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The Banks Peninsula Track offers two packages for self-guided walking...

The Banks Peninsula Track offers two packages for self-guided walking holidays. It was New Zealand's original private track, established in 1989 and is still owned and run by the original families. It is an excellent eco-tourism experience with a focus on conservation and provides a diversity of wildlife, scenery and hospitality. The unique 35km trail takes you around a spectacular volcanic coastline with native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches. It can be done in either 2 or 4 days and is limited to just a few people each day meaning it is often companionable but never crowded.. Accommodation at wonderfully different trampers' huts is included in your package. The Track is self-catering but small shops at two of the stops make it much easier to arrange than wilderness tramping. Pack cartage is also an option, as is a private room with towels and clean sheets every night for those wishing to add a touch of rustic luxury.

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a MUST go track!

Very impressed!!!! We went for the 4 day walks.. all the accommodations have its own characters which is very interesting. you got to see lots of different scenic, totally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very impressed!!!! We went for the 4 day walks.. all the accommodations have its own characters which is very interesting. you got to see lots of different scenic, totally worth the effort!!

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Ranfurly, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Overall the experience was great, especially the accommodation (with the exception of Flea Bay "mouse house"...but I'm sure that could be easily fixed). It was great to have the option of pack cartage and also a 2 or 4 day walk. I would definitely recommend the 4 day walk...so that you have time to enjoy every aspect of this amazing... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Taking advantage of the "Kids free in April" special we did this as a four day walk with 2 other families (so 6 kids, 6 adults) and it was a fantastic, not too challenging walk with stunning scenery and quirky accommodation. Each family paid to have a pack carried on the first and last days, which was an excellent idea... More 

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Nederland, Europa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Visiting NZ meant for us hiking some tracks. Abel Tasman, a few stunning dayhikes and the banks peninsula track. We booked this hike partly because it's close to Christchurch airport. So we only had our last days of six weeks NZ "fixed". Highlights were kayaking with about 20 (!) dolphins. Sleeping the the most lovely places. Views of the coastline.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We were fortunate to have blue skies as we set off from Akaroa to drive around the scenic route of the Banks Peninsula. We headed off in an anti clockwise direction and stopped many times along the way as the scenery was so beautiful. We turned off the road to visit LeBons Bay and Okains Bay, both worth the extra... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

we had the four days walk, and it was great as a first track. not too difficult - we just spent 28 hours on air, arriving from the other side of the world, so we didn't want to start with something extreme... the scenery was amazing. the organization was perfect. the huts were very cute, each with its own character.... More 

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Waikuku Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We walked the 2 day option and loved it.The coastal views are stunning & the accommodation is cute & comfy with everything you need. (Stony Bay has the added bonus of being quirky!) We had cloud on the morning we left Onuku so didn't get the views but the photo ops were still there with the cloud providing a wonderful... More 

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Lee, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Spending four days hiking the Banks Peninsula Track is a great way to see and explore some of the most beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer. Days one and four can be a bit challenging for anyone who is not a regular hiker, but the rewards are well worth the effort. We travelled with a wonderful group of Kiwis... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Well organised, each farm has different accommodation for a majority of 12 walkers a day; Loved the separate double rooms that couples can book. Stunning views, penguins (when visiting), seals, kayaking, great views, a lovely reasonably easy track for four days of bliss.

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

One of the many great things about this track (well covered by other reviewers) is the exceptionally good guide to the track that all walkers are issued with. It's informative, wide-ranging, and very well written.

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