Onuku Farm Hostel


Hours: 9am - 9pm

The longest-running hostel on the Banks Peninsula, offering the MOST affordable dolphin swimming trips in the Akaroa Harbour! Established 1980.


Offering a slice of paradise embedded in a true Kiwi working farm, our Hostel, Van Park, and Camping Ground have been a temporary retreat for travellers since 1980. Stay in the original farmhouse in a double, twin, or dorm room, or drive into the Van Park for breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour. Our hillside Campground (with full facilities) is available for tents, or you can fall asleep looking at the stars in one of our Stargazer huts. Hot showers, flush toilets, swimming beach, and hundreds of hectares of gorgeous, hike-able farmland are just a few of the perks. We also offer the area's most affordable Dolphin Swimming trip and an all-around unforgettable experience! With small group numbers and highly trained, experienced skippers, you'll see the Harbour's wildlife like never before. Wetsuit, snorkel, flippers, and transportation provided, with morning tea offered on board. Kayaks also available to rent for self-guided tours. If you want to stick to dry land, The Skytrack offers an evening under the stars with accommodation in a Stargazer wooden tent, followed by a full day's hike through Banks Peninsula farmland into the historic town of Akaroa. Spend a full 24 hours immersed in nature!

Private Ensuite

Room Configuration: One Bedroom
Max Guests: 4

Private Ensuite with one queen bed and one king sized bed in a window nook. En suite bathroom with toilet and shower. Linens, blankets, pillows, and hot water bottles included. Shared kitchen/toilet facilities and common rooms indoors, outdoor showers and additional toilet available. Free wifi. Private coin operated washing machine available in the room, washing powder provided free of charge.

Mixed Dormitory

Room Configuration: Dormitory
Max Guests: 4   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

Bright and cosy dorm with 2 bunk beds. Linens, blankets, pillows, and hot water bottles included. Shared kitchen/toilet facilities and common rooms indoors, outdoor showers and additional toilet available. Free wifi. Coin operated washing machine available, washing powder provided free of charge.


Room Configuration: Pods
Max Guests: 2   |  No infants permitted

Fall asleep under the stars in a custom-built wooden tent with a glass ceiling! Each Stargazer, embedded in our walk-in hillside Campground, contains two single beds with a bottom sheet and pillow/pillowcase. Must provide sleeping bag or blankets (sleeping bags/blankets available to rent for $5 each). Use of fully-equipped Campground kitchens, hot outdoor showers, toilets, and common areas included. Free wifi, beautiful farm walks, and access to swimming and fishing beaches. No electricity in Stargazers, charging stations available in common areas.


Room Configuration: Pods
Max Guests: 2   |  No infants permitted

After we pick you up from Akaroa, spend the night in one of our idyllic Stargazer huts, like a wooden tent with a glass ceiling. Fall asleep under the stars, then take a 5-7 hour walk through the Akaroa Hills and overlooking the Harbour at your own pace. Youll end up back in town with an unforgettable experience and the memory of the beautiful Banks Peninsula to carry with you forever. Accommodation includes 2 single mattresses (with bedding) in a wooden 2 person tent with glass ceiling. Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities in separate huts.

FOR ACCOMMODATION: Any unpaid bookings may be cancelled at any time but we greatly appreciate advanced notice. Paid bookings cancelled more than 36 hours in advance will receive a full refund. Paid bookings cancelled within 36 hours of intended stay will incur a 20% cancellation fee and no-show guests will be charged the full first-night's stay price and a full refund on any consecutive nights booked.

89 Hamiltons Road, Akaroa 7581


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033047784 Akaroa i-SITE, 61 Beach Road, Akaroa