Pigeon Bay Walkway

Pigeon Bay Walkway

Banks Peninsula


3 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

14 Banks Peninsula

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Features include spectacular coastal views, tītoki trees, akeake, and native passion vine/kōhia at their southern limits

Follow Akaroa Highway to Hilltop, then turn left along Summit Road to the Pigeon Bay Road turnoff. Follow this road to the coast, turn right on to Wharf Road. The walking track starts at the end of Wharf Road, by the yacht club building. It is about 14 km long, well signposted and follows a grassy vehicle track of easy grade.

This walkway crosses private land and is closed for lambing July - September.

Note: this is a walking track only. No dogs allowed. Contact Andrew Humm +64 3 304 6881.


Feature Value Info


DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation


South IslandCanterburyBanks Peninsula


  • Walking
  • Free

Operating Times

Closed for lambing July - September


Julia Seiffert's avatar

Julia Seiffert

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice return walk along cliffs. Lovely views.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Maxime's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk along the bay with beautiful views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Glenn's avatar



Ranking: 5/10

Between Lyttleton and Akaroa. After 20 minutes walking the remainder of the 'track' was a dirt road. Good views but all in all not very interesting. Didn't make it to the end.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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