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“stony bay”(2 reviews)
“great walk”(2 reviews)
“land”(2 reviews)
NZ’s original private walking track is an excellent eco-tourism experience, offering diverse wildlife, scenery and hospitality. Each accommodation reflects the character, history and individuality of the track families. Two self-guided options offer...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7612
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This track is just fantastic. The accommodation on all three nights was great but the final night at Stony Bay is just so quirky and interesting that it gives the track a whole new dimension. The scenery is varied including stunning coastal cliffs and bays,...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A little bit of heaven. That's what this track is. Thank you to the farmer families who run it. Whether you're into 'real hiking' (sleeping on a mat or bad mattress and eating dry frozen meals) or if you're more of the glamping kind of...More

2  Thank Jason J
Tricia H, Administrator at Banks Track, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your walk...and we agree, living out here on Banks Track is "a little bit of heaven".

Reviewed 29 January 2018

Have done a few hikes around Kiwi land by now and can definitely say this one sits at the top in terms of experience. Because it's paid and private, there is relatively low foot traffic (compared to the other big hikes in NZ). Actually, scratch...More

2  Thank srahmh
Tricia H, other at Banks Track, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. We are pleased your expectations were met...and we love that the penguin has taken up residence under one of our cabins as well, it adds to that character of the valley.

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Stunning 3 day hike. Online it is described as an easy first timer tramp, however I am assuming due to recent track changes, it is a fairly full on 3 days of walking, with some tough up hill climbs. Those going in with little-to-no experience...More

1  Thank giraffeeesNZ
Tricia H, other at Banks Track, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We have given consideration to your comments about the challenge of walking our Banks Peninsula hills and altered the wording on the website to reflect this. How exciting that you got to see the rescue penguins being released...it's such a...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Just finished three wonderful days on the Banks Peninsula Track. As well as the obvious beauty of the area and diversity of landscapes as we went the organisation and facilities were great. All three nights accommodation were excellent with the Stony Bay Cottages being a...More

1  Thank Tania_Howard
Tricia H, other at Banks Track, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. We are always happy to hear that you enjoyed our "backyard". It inspires us to continue offering the Banks Track experience.

Reviewed 31 December 2017

We really enjoyed the views during this multiple day walk. Especially the cliffs were stunning. Also the fern gully (very green & with some waterfalls) was picturesque! At least we took a lot of pictures! We saw quite a few seals and about 6 hector...More

2  Thank Fien D
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19 August 2018|
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Response from TriciaH600 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry about the Banks Track. Unfortunately, you are arriving in our area just a couple of weeks early. Our Banks Track season is from October 1st to the end of April. Can we suggest you look at doing... More