3-Day Classic Walk

3 nights / luggage transfer

2-Day Hikers Option

2 nights / carry pack

Experience an unforgettable holiday

Walk at your own pace over Banks Peninsula’s extinct volcanic landscape, where ridges and peaks offer sweeping panoramic ocean views. Traverse coastal cliff tops, through ancient forests, waterfalls, tree ferns and descend into otherwise inaccessible bays. Enjoy an abundance of wildlife, glorious birdsong and gaze into our night skies, whilst staying in unique accommodation each night.

3-Day Classic Walk

Our most popular 3-Day adventure takes you on an incredible journey with plenty of time to explore our various side tracks. Walk with just a day pack, as we transport your bags between each accommodation.

2-Day Hikers Option

Our spectacular 2-Day Hike follows the same route as the 3-Day Classic Walk. This is ideal for fitter and faster hikers who prefer to carry their packs while hiking. You will sleep at Ōnuku and Stony Bay huts.


Our 3-Day Walkers have the option to join a tour on their second evening including penguins in season (approx. Oct to Jan and April). Find out more information here.

Enhance your 3-Day Classic Walk adventure by choosing from a variety of optional extras, including private room accommodation, additional pack cartage, kayaking, and more. Some extras apply to both the 3-Day Classic Walk and 2-Day Hikers Option.

Banks Track Ridge End

Track Itinerary

Banks Track offers 31 km of self-guided, hill country walking around the remote and beautiful South Eastern Bays of Banks Peninsula, starting and finishing in picturesque Akaroa. There are over 20km of side tracks to explore along the route with more spectacular views, waterfalls, and wildlife.

Banks Track is never crowded as our numbers are limited to 16 people per day.

Banks Track Elevation

Every Night Is Unique

The purpose-built trampers hut at Ōnuku with magnificent views over Akaroa harbour, the historic farm cottage, nestled in Flea Bay valley, with it’s colony of little blue penguins, and the unique, village-like experience at Stony Bay with a ‘bath under the stars’. Comfortable beds, woodstove heating, flush toilets, hot showers, and fully equipped kitchens await you.

5 Star Reviews

The diversity of scenery, flora and fauna, accommodation and views on Banks Peninsula combine to create a stunning experience, one that many people return to enjoy. Check out what other happy trampers have to say about Banks Track on Banks Peninsula.

Awesome Tramp

Such beautiful scenery and every day brought something new to be wowed by! Fantastic having your bags carried on and the huts so well equipped that all we needed to bring was food. Can’t recommend this enough if you want to see a beautiful part of the South Island.

Stunning walk

Stunning walk, challenging but rewarding, loved it.
Beautiful views. Highly recommended especially to groups of friends.

We loved the varied scenery the most

We had a fantastic experience on the Banks Track, with the beautiful Banks Peninsula scenery, comfortable accommodation, and great hiking. Having our bags carried between accommodations made a big difference with the varied walking abilities in our group.

One of the Best

Loved this 3-day tramp on the Banks Peninsula. It is a VERY reasonably-priced trip for what they provide – transport to the first lodge, delivery of bags each day, and accommodation.

Wonderful Banks Peninsula

One of the best tracks I have done in NZ, views, variety, challenge, organised, excellent accommodation, particularly on the last night. Quirky, thoughtful, idyllic space. Highly recommend.

Fantastic experience

Exceeded expectations, track well marked, excellent variety of terrain, native bush, farmland, seals, penguins, huts just the right balance of comfort and privacy. The store at Stony bar a real treat as was the bush bath after a full day of walking. We did the 2-day walk and was manageable with plenty of rest time and stops at points of interest.