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Ōnuku Marae

Ōnuku Marae


389 Onuku Road, Ōnuku, Akaroa, 7520, Banks Peninsula, Banks Peninsula


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 perfect location for your next hui, conference, wānanga, retreat, wedding or school trip. Unique cultural experiences include Noho Marae (overnight marae stays), Mātauranga Māori (learn what it means to be Māori) and Treaty of Waitangi talks.
Experience the spirit of Ōnuku. A different world you won’t experience anywhere else.

Hui & functions, Noho Marae (overnight marae stays), Mātauranga Māori (learn what it means to be Māori), Treaty of Waitangi talks, Unique weddings with a cultural twist.

Hui & Functions
Enjoy a naturally beautiful and historical environment with all the comforts and hospitality of a modern venue. With capacity to cater for up to 200 people, we offer flexible catering, venue and accommodation facilities for:
• Hui, wānanga, retreats and team building
• Birthdays and weddings
• Conferences, events and product launches
• Cultural experiences

Noho Marae (Overnight Marae Stay)
Our Noho Marae combine arohanui (love), great food and outstanding hospitality; complete with modern facilities and a stunningly scenic location. 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 genuine experience that comes from living our values & culture. Immerse yourself in the food, traditions, hospitality, history, art, culture and community of Ōnuku.

Treaty of Waitangi
Hear the captivating story of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at Ōnuku, one of only three places in the South Island where the treaty was signed, and understand the treaty’s significance to future generations of New Zealanders.

Our lush peaceful grounds and beautiful original Ōnuku church, surrounded by the scenery of Akaroa Harbour is the ideal setting for your nuptials, photographs and reception. We can host both small intimate weddings and large weddings.

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