Onuku Trampers Huts

Onuku is on the inside of the caldera that forms southern Banks Peninsula. It sits about 200 m above sea level with the most wonderful views up the Akaroa harbour towards the Onawe Peninsula – the core of the extinct volcano.

When Jeff Hamilton was looking for a site to build the track hut back in 1989 he selected the best view.  The accommodation is all purpose built and wonderfully sited. A perfect venue for your first dinner and sunset.

The Hamilton family have been on Banks Peninsula for over 150 years and nowadays they take people swimming with dolphins and run the hugely popular Onuku Farm Hostel and Campervan Park. The farmland is currently managed along with their neighbours’ the Gibbs’. Their sheep will be some of the first animals you meet as you start out on the Banks Track. Jeff and his son Tristan live on the property, as do the team that manages the Track Huts, Van Park , Hostel and Campsite.

There is mobile phone reception at Onuku.


Private Room Options

Walkers have the option to book a private room. There are two designated private rooms at each accommodation that can be pre-booked. They are double rooms with bedding and towels provided. These have proved extremely popular since this option was introduced. If you would like to book a private room it is advisable to reserve it at the time you make your booking. The cost is $150 for the two-day hikers option and $225 for the three-day classic walk.