Accommodation on Banks Track
Each night’s accommodation is independently owned and operated by local families. We’re here to make your stay enjoyable while remaining in the background. If you need assistance, please find us at the farmhouse.
The beds in each accommodation have fitted sheets and pillows, with fresh pillowcases. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag. Each night’s accommodation along the Banks Track offers a choice of shared sleeping arrangements from 2 to 6 walkers per room, included in your booking.
All kitchens are fully equipped with:
- Stovetops, fridges, cutlery, plates, pots, pans, coffee plungers, tea towels, items for washing up, and lots more. You need nothing but your food.
- Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, and cooking oil are available.
- Ōnuku Trampers Hut has a microwave, freezer, and oven.
- Flea Bay Cottage has ovens, a BBQ, and a microwave.
- Stony Bay Cottages has BBQs.
- There are also rubbish bins at all huts.
Private Room Option
($255 for 3 nights for 2 people)
The Private Room is an optional extra for 3-Day Classic Walkers who prefer separate sleeping accommodation with one double bed, made up with bedding and towels. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared with other walkers.
There are only two private rooms at each accommodation. One private room booking gives you access to a private room at each of the three nights’ accommodations. Please book your private room in addition to your 3-Day Classic Walk booking for the same arrival date.
Stony Bay Shop
You will need to bring food for all meals until you get to Stony Bay Cottages, although Flea Bay Cottage and Ōnuku Trampers Hut have milk, drinks, and chocolate bars available. On your last evening at Stony Bay, there is a Walker’s shop. This shop is well stocked and open to walkers throughout their stay. It is restocked daily and provides sufficient choice and quantity to cater to individuals or groups. Expect to pay prices roughly similar to a remote country dairy and don’t forget to bring cash.
On the 3-Day Classic Walk, we will transfer your pack for you to each accommodation and to Akaroa on the last day, so you only have to carry a day pack with lunches, water bottles, and extra clothing for safety.
1 pack per person up to 15kg is included in your 3-Day Classic Walk booking. You can replace one of your packs with a chilly bin. Maximum size for chilly bins 45cm (L) x 30cm (W) x 40cm (H).