Banks Track


There are no fixed daily itineraries apart from the night’s destination, you make your own way, in your own time. The three-day classic walk gives you the time to hike the side tracks (all listed in your guide booklet), watch the birds and wildlife, swim, sunbathe, read, play games, beach-comb, or take more photos. You have plenty of time to explore more and relax in the beauty that is Banks Peninsula. The leisurely pace of this walk makes it an option open to all age groups. It is also excellent as a ‘first tramp’ for the novice walker, or as a first/last tramp for the visitor flying to or from Christchurch airport.


Why Walk With Us? To enjoy a stunning, spectacular, diverse and enriching experience, a feast for the senses. Banks Track takes you through forest, over hill and along coast. You can see a wide variety of flora and fauna including penguin, dolphin, titi, bellbird, tui, seal, fantail, tomtit, morepork, falcon and kereru before you 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, quirky, “rustic luxury” and it is never crowded as there are only 16 walkers on the track at any given time. The Covid 19 Protection Framework , also referred to as the traffic light system, will start on December 3rd. From then on only vaccinated people will be permitted on the Banks Track. This will not apply to children under 12. Proof will be required during the check in process. Please bring a face mask (or if exempt your exemption card for face coverings) and wear it on the bus journey from Akaroa to Onuku. Also when indoors with people not in your bubble and the 2m rule cannot be applied. Hand sanitiser will be provided at all the huts. Please do not walk Banks Track if feeling unwell.

Refund Policy: A 90% refund will be made when at least 28 days notice is given. A 50% refund will be made when at least 7 days notice is given otherwise payment is forfeited. Cancelled bookings may be refilled. All activities have an element of risk and all walkers undertaking Banks Track do so voluntarily and at their own risk. We will do all in our power to maintain our track and accommodation in a safe condition for your enjoyment. Banks Track exclude to the fullest extent possible under law all liability for loss or damage suffered by the walker in relation to the Banks Track. Banks Track reserves all rights to cancel any activity at its discretion for (but not limited to) any of the following reasons: a) weather conditions; b) unsuitability of walker(s) due to reasons such as ill health poor fitness intoxication or any other reasons rendering a walker unsuitable or unfit to participate in the activity; c) any other circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control Banks Track.

89 Hamiltons Road Onuku Akaroa


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