Banks Peninsula Track
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Claire H
Dunedin, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Right from the first night at the Onuku Hut I knew we were in for a treat. We ate dinner outside in the sun with the beautiful view of Akaroa Harbour and the birds and nikau palms. So good to leave our packs for pickup the next morning, because the next few hours were pretty hot and steep...and stunning. I was so impressed with the accommodation, and the thought and love that has gone into the tracks and signs and the cottages we stayed in. I left my phone at Onuku on the first night and it was hand delivered at Stony Bay, wrapped protectively in a box decorated with French stamps! I was very grateful for this. We loved the track and there were lots of Wow moments. I would recommend the three day trip so that you get to see and appreciate more. Many thanks to the land owners for allowing us to share their treasure.
Written January 23, 2024
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Graham Roberts
Auckland, New Zealand133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The organisation and quirky accommodation is perfect for a pleasant hike around the Peninsula. Having bags carried meant a different crowd to what we’ve experienced on more challenging hikes.
Was nice to be able to eat well when no real restriction on weight for carrying.
Well worth a visit!
Written March 9, 2022
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Doris
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
A wonderful walk. Don’t be fooled by the km though, this is quite a strenuous walk given the ascents, descents and rugged track in places. The views are awesome, the scenery varied including farm tracks, fabulous bush, waterfalls, forests, grasslands. Coastal much of the time, we saw seals, dolphins and so many Penguins. Accommodation was good, quaint places. Highly recommend!
Written April 19, 2021
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Gwen H
Sydney, Australia130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Technically it could be considered a 4-day walk as it includes 3 nights accommodation - first day involves walking around Akaroa (don't miss the excellent local museum or the quirky Giant's House) if catching the bus from Christchurch. Doing the walk over 3 days allows time to enjoy each of the "huts" and have a tour of the penguin sanctaury as well as to read the history in the comprehensive brochure provided on day 1. Most of the track is in good condition, well marked and easy to follow: just a few "white markers" not easily visible at times in the long summergrass. Some of the walking was more challenging than expected especially the steeper downhill sections where I was very glad of my walking poles. Also very glad to have bags transported from one hut to the next and just use day-pack.
Written February 18, 2023
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janpoynter
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Banks Peninsula Track is right in our back yard, 10 years it took to make it happen! If we had known how how much of an amazing experience it was we would have done it straight away. From beginning to end it was just magical, accommodation was above and beyond expectation. Well appointed, comfortable and just tranquility and beauty. We are of moderate fitness and just did it at our own pace, it was tough in some spots but we managed no worries at all. I would suggest don't be in a rush to get to the next spot and do all the side trips! The ridge in particular on day one was great. Could not recommend it highly enough, every step every vista just unreal. Just go out and do it!
Written February 20, 2023
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Jenny P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
My husband and I did the 3 day Classic with the added extra of a private room. We would have to say this is one of the best private walks we have done. The scenery was stunning ( ok so we had amazing weather ) the accommodation was fabulous , especially at Stoney Bay the quirkiness was a highlight, along with the seals lolling about in the stream.. We were grateful our bags were carried because it’s a gut buster especially Day 1 and 3 but with the views it was all worth while. Would we do it again …. ABSOLUTELY
Written November 6, 2022
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