Why Walk With Us?
Walking Banks Track is a:
- feast for the senses,
- feed for the soul and
- feat for the spirit.
NZ wildlife along Banks Track include penguins, falcon, gecko, and sooty shearwater.
You can spend your evening either stargazing in our dark skies or enjoying the warmth and camaraderie of a cosy fire.
The accommodation is original, comfortable, varied, and quirky. It is never crowded as there are a maximum of 16 walkers on the track each day.
Escape the stresses of life, recharge in nature and share the good times with friends…Walk Banks Track.
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Our Tiaki Promise
Banks Track has worked towards minimal environmental impact since it’s conception in 1989.
We encourage our Banks Track walkers to embrace the Tiaki Promise
This is a set of guiding principles for visitors to follow, contributing to preserving and protecting our land.
Keep NZ Clean
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Banks Track YouTube Channel
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Awesome tramp – such beautiful scenery and everyday 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.
Reviewed by TeganT25 on Trip Advisor – Oct 2022
Stunning walk, challenging but rewarding, loved it.
Beautiful views. Highly recommended especially to groups of friends
Reviewed on Trip Advisor by willywatts, April 2021
Fantastic walk for the whole family.
We were a group of 11 family members, with ages ranging from 7 to 71 years! We had a fantastic experience on the Banks Track, with beautiful scenery, comfortable accommodation, and great hiking. Having our bags carried between accommodation made a big difference with the varied walking abilities in our group. We loved the varied scenery the most, and can’t rate the experience highly enough!
Five Star Trip Advisor Review from 2017annamills – Feb 2021
One of the Best
Loved this 3-day tramp on Banks Peninsula. It is a VERY reasonably-priced trip for what they provide – transport to the first lodge, delivery of bags each day and the accommodation.
Five Star Trip Advisor review from Kat2769 – Feb 2021
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
Five Star Trip Advisor review by 408judith – Mar 2020
Five Aussie trampers loved the track.
Excellent organization and maintenance of track. Superb scenery, weather and comfy accommodation.
Five Star Trip Advisor review by N2442LGjohns – Mar 2020
Amazing walk, cute huts, stunning views and very well-organized
We thought that every hut was perfect but when we came to the next hut it was even more perfect! Every day was special in its own way but the second day had the best views and the last hut was definitely the icing on the cake (with a cherry). So much detail. We loved those short walks off the track to see special features. Really good organization and planning… the sheep made it really entertaining
CARINA HOENIG – 09 Dec 2017
Fantastic experience, service and landscape.
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.
ANGELA RUSSEK Oct 2017
We had such a great trip absolutely loved it and accommodation, pack transfers … everything was just so easy.
ALISON BAIN – Mar 2017
So beautiful, I loved every minute of this walk. The accommodation was really comfortable and had loads of charm. Would fully recommend this experience!
Reviewed by jtaylordevocht – Oct 2022
Supporting Our Community
Banks Track Supports…
Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Duvauchelle A&P Show
Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
Akaroa Trap Library
Fire and Emergency