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Time: 5 - 6 hr return

Cool for kids of all ages.

A perfect place to start or finish your Banks Peninsula adventure. Woodland and bird sanctuary. Free WIFI and travel advice. Hot showers $2 for 5 minutes. Laundry and line. Eco camp with powered sites. Great for kids with river & forest to explore.

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Duvauchelle

Overnight Campervan Parking

Duvauchelle

Overnight Campervan Parking

Little River Rail Trail - Christchurch

Distance: currently just over 30km, it will be 45km when fully completed

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2 white flippered penguin chicks ready to go back at sea

Come on a tour to some of the most stunning back road of Banks peninsula and discover the area's rich history, native fauna and flora an Pohatu's unique penguin conservation program. We have over 1200 breeding pairs of Little penguins.

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Time: 40 min return From Akaroa, take the Akaroa Lighthouse Road - 11 km of steep, narrow rough road, suitable for 4 wheel-drive vehicles.

Time: 20 min return

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Pigeon Bay Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Pigeon Bay Walkway

Banks Peninsula

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

Summit Road Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Summit Road Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Time: 4 hr 30 min - 5 hr one way Note: Closed for lambing August - October

Time: 20 min return

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maggie Webster

United Kingdom

Do lots of research before you come. Take advice from those who know. Be prepared to ask questions and ask for help. N. Zealanders are very helpful and friendly. Need lots of bugspray. Sandflies are evil, especially when chilling out on beaches on the West Coast such as Gillespies Beach

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Time: 30 - 40 min return

Time: 1 hr return

The teardrop shaped Onawe Pa was perfectly sited for defense

2.5 km return | 1 hour return

Massive totara

600 m return | 10 minutes return

Time: 3 - 4 hr return to hut

Time: 4 - 6 hr return Note: Closed for lambing August - October