Banks Track

Banks Track

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Kay Simpkin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Well organised with well equipped quirky accomodation enroute. Lots of beautiful scenery, wildlife but a lot of ups and downs for the knees!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Simon Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Great drive through the Peninsula, awesome views!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Elien Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Great first introduction to the beautiful scenery that New Zealand has to offer. Amazing views and serene atmosphere.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Nick Lancy

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Each day and walk was unique. Coastal walks, forest and farmland. Very scenic. Huts unique, penguins, stars, swing, sea lions. Must do.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Judy

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Do the four day tramp because night #3 is magical. Bathtub under the stars, giant swing, gorgeous garden.....incredible. The walk itself is also amazing in its beauty and variety. Bush, river, ocean side cliffs, pasture land you get it all. My #1 favourite walk in the country. Do not miss the penguin viewing at night in New Zealand. And buy the dinner on night #1 - delish!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nils Erdweg

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Cool nature and beautiful huts.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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D Esson

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful walk (tough walking down again) - views superb - 4 days better than 2 for older 50+ persons, luggage can be taken on.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Marian Stolker

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice track, well organised (good company, but you cannot choose your travelmates except the ones you travel with so that doesn't count).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Frank & Julia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

4 day trip is very nice and reasonable, each day ends up in different charming huts.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Bradley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very hard and very windy. Lots of climbing but magical with lovely views and great places to buy food along the way.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Celia Murphy

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent accommodation, well organised, well thought out.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Christine Wirth

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice peak walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ian Tainsh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Walk up stony peak gives great views of Akaroa and surrounding area (steep climb to 800metres) but worth the effort.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Luisa

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Start the track at the main carpark and walk along the sea and you see so closely sea furs. Then afterwards a scenic section starts.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Suzie Lechner

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Along beach/cliffs, great walk with fabulous views - even a safe place to retreat from the cows.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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FiensG

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

+ Fur seal colony
+ Scenery
- All of a sudden we were lost, poles were sometimes hard to find
- Longer walk than indicated.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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A Southwood

Ranking: 9/10

the 2 day walk takes you through the exciting volcanic coastal walk. Each day is about 8hrs duration staying at 2 very nice hut type accommodation. The walk can be done over 4 days at a more leisurely pace.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lucy_S

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I did the track a few years ago and loved it! The scenery was stunning and the accommodation is great! It's well worth doing the four day option as it allows time for extra activities such as kayaking, penguin spotting, and chilling out in the sun!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in December 2005

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Anja

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Privately organised, wonderful track and charming huts that were every day a most beautiful surprise!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Olga

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful private track with lovely huts to stay overnight. A little pricey ($220 for 4 days) but worth it.

Reviewed over 11 years ago