Onuku Farm Backpackers Hostel

Onuku Farm Backpackers Hostel



22 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

50 Camping Grounds

7 Akaroa



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GM's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite camps in the whole of our trip. We had planned to stay in the free camping area in Akaroa but it was full and I'm so glad it was as this is a real gem.

As a working farm, there are animals all around (especially some very friendly chickens!)

Free showers, flush toilets, shelter for cooking and eating with a fridge and burners, free wifi. When we were there, someone was making and selling pizzas for $20 which looked good although we didn't try them. Staff were very friendly.

Cost (2p, non-powered): $30
Location: Spectacular views over Akaroa
Facilities: Free showers, flush toilets, cooking facilities, free wifi, walks available
Value: 9/10
Sandflies: None
X-Factor: Yes!
Other: It's up quite a steep road (but then all the best places are in NZ!)

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Robert Killey


Ranking: 7/10

Facilities are clean but very basic. If your plan is to sleep-in in the morning, good luck! There's a resident rooster that provides a very early wake up call. All that being said the views are spectacular!!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Melanie Bunch


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome little camp spot for the van. Cool walking trails around the farm area as well. Washing machine on site, kitchen and bbq area. Multiple showers and toilets for campers. Have seen cows, sheep and chickens roaming the neighbouring land. Staff are super friendly and helpful. No set camp sites for the van camp, just park where ever you fancy picnic tables scattered throughout the van camp as well. Awesome views. Would be a good spot for stargazing.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Henk Sjon


Ranking: 7/10

Cute, sheltered hostel/campsite on a hill. Placed a bit off the beaten track, you arrive after a challenging drive, steep and winding. The hostel itself is small but looked cosy. We stayed on the campsite with full equiped kitchen. Unfortunatly the hill on which the tentsites are, is very steep. Sites are extremely small, only a little tent will fit. We had a wet couple of days, which resulted in puddles under the tent and a scary, slippery walk towards the toilets. On a nice day, the place will probably be much more enjoyed!

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in December 2018

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Flo's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Sehr schön gelegener Campingplatz! Fahrt bis zum Platz selber etwas abenteuerlich (kleine Campers von Vorteil). Tolle Aussicht!
Schafe und Hühner laufen auf Campingplatz umher. 4 saubere Toileten. Warme Duschen. Nur 1 Kochherd in der Küche. Nettes Personal. Haben uns tolle Wanderungen vorgeschlagen. Würde sofort wieder gehen!!

Reviewed 12 months ago

Casey's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great views, facilities are excellent (washing machine, clean flushing toilets, hot showers, washing fine, equipped kitchen). Free WiFi (and if you reach your limit you can buy more for super cheap!). Add in the roaming farm animals and it makes for an awesome wee get away!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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André's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Perfect start in New Zealand for me travelling alone in a campervan (15 NZD). It is tricky to get there, but it is worth it. I stayed 2 nights there. If you like walkes/hiking, you can start directly from the camping ground. Toilette/hot shower was clean and free WiFi. There is also a washing machine (coins needed) and you can use the kitchen cooker.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Matt's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Very nice place to stay. Friendly Staff, good and clean facilities, even a heater in the room. Wifi connection was bad in the rooms, but okay in common areas. We were offered free vegetables and fruits. However, it is a bit pricey. All in all a good stay.

Reviewed over 1 year ago