Blake House

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    • Secluded & private luxury wilderness retreat for up to 16 guests
    • Four luxurious guest rooms with ensuites & two bunk rooms
    • Surrounded by spectacular scenery of rolling hills, lush forests & rivers
    • Fantastic outdoor activities, including fishing, trekking, biking & hunting
    • Access to a steam room, sauna, gym, wine cellar & snooker room


In a spectacular setting overlooking the Taharua River, with the North Island's breathtaking wilderness scenery as a backdrop, Blake House is the embodiment of a luxurious and tranquil retreat in the rugged New Zealand backcountry. Located within the vast acreage of the renowned Poronui Estate, Blake House is the perfect escape for family holidays, romantic getaways, and corporate retreats.

Blake House provides you with the chance to explore the wondrous natural heritage of New Zealand while staying in sheer comfort. Embrace the outdoors by exploring the land on horseback or mountain bikes. Or, go on a scenic guided walk followed by a wine tour. If you're a wilderness sporting enthusiast, you'll enjoy world-class fly fishing, field archery, hunting, and target shooting among others.

The house itself reflects the pioneering days of New Zealand, and is elegantly appointed with intricate rugs, large fireplaces, exposed wooden beam ceilings, and stone wall elements. There are two expansive lounges that are perfect for group activities and conversations over aperitifs. Completing the central living area are the kitchen, large dining area, den, and library.

In the kitchen you’ll find a full range of equipment for your use, or if you so wish, a personal chef to cater to your every need. The front lawn of the house is furnished with comfortable outdoor seating so you can have your meals al fresco or enjoy some lawn games.

There are four stunning guest rooms situated at each end of the living area. Each comes with its own sun porch, providing you with a comfortable space to enjoy unparalleled views of the property. The porch is also the perfect setting for a morning coffee or evening nightcap. The luxurious ensuite bathrooms feature a separate shower, under-floor heating, and a relaxing bath tub. Additional accommodation is provided in two bunk rooms, each with four single bunk beds,  and a shared bathroom. 

Guests at Blake House also have access to the facilities at the nearby Poronui Stables, which includes a sauna, steam room, gym, snooker room, and wine cellar. This is also a fantastic venue for private dinners, corporate retreats or intimate special events.

Note: Discounts apply for smaller groups please contact one of our Getaway Specialists.

24 Hour Booking Confirmation

Upon confirmation of rates & availability, you will pay the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Blake House may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: On Request
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1-2
Max. Guests: 16
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Maximum 300 guests - Conditions apply
Beds: 4 Double, 8 Single (Bunks)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: 25% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa Card, Mastercard, Bank Transfer
Balance Due: 60 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


Romantic Getaway Wilderness Retreat Family Friendly
Exclusive Use Property Corporate Retreat


Kitchen Gym Dishwasher
Coffee Machine Television Bath
Gas Fireplace Sauna Internet
Minibar Oven Fridge
Steam Room Library

Optional Extras

In-house Catering Private Chef Airport Transfer
Helicopter Flight

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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