Nau mai, haere mai

welcome to Ōnuku Marae

Set in the scenic Akaroa Harbour, Ōnuku Marae offers a stunning carved Whare Tīpuna (ancestral house), a new and contemporary wharekai (dining room), a beautiful original church and lush peaceful grounds.

Ōnuku Marae is the place we call home. It represents the founding spirit of our past and nourishes our spirit and enriches our lives. We firmly believe that our home is who we share it with. So we welcome you to come and experience the spirit of Ōnuku.

Hui & Functions

Flexible catering, venue and accommodation facilities for meetings, conferences and functions.

Noho Marae (Marae stay)

A unique world you won’t experience anywhere else. Come as guests. Leave as whanau (family).

Mātauranga Māori

Learn what it means to be Māori and transport yourself into an encounter of a Māori kind.

A different world you won’t experience anywhere else. Coming together at Ōnuku.
Connecting worlds. Akin in spirit.