Indulge in privacy with your group at Blake House 

Set amongst a backdrop of the country's most spectacular scenery and nestled peacefully away from the stresses of the outside world, there lies a luxurious and tranquil retreat in the heart of New Zealand's North Island. Designed by renowned New Zealand architect John Blair and situated within a 16,000 acre estate in the spectacular Taharua Valley, Blake House offers exclusive world class accommodation.

Overlooking the Taharua River

Crystal clear mountain waters, indigenous beech forest, ferns and lush alpine meadows surrounding Blake House provide breathtaking scenery. With high country wilderness at your doorstep Blake House offers magnificent views while providing complete privacy and relaxation.

Whether it’s a holiday retreat, a formal business meeting or a relaxing base for outdoor activities Blake House is a unique destination for individuals, families and businesses looking for a venue far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Blake House at Poronui contains four double or twin bedrooms and two bunkrooms, each with four single bunks, providing a total sleeping capacity for twelve adults. Attached sunrooms complement the four main bedrooms, each appointed with luxurious ensuite bathrooms.

Two expansive lounges with soaring ceilings and four huge open fireplaces are perfect for entertaining friends and family. And if it’s relaxation you are after, simply curl up with a good book on one of the huge couches in front of a blazing log fire.

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A self-catering option allows guests the opportunity to prepare and cook their own meals. This option can be for the duration of their stay, or guests may choose to use the services of our in-house Chef at any time.

Renowned for its fabulous food and wine, full service meals at Blake House showcase New Zealand regional gourmet excellence and include delicacies of Poronui’s game food and local fare.

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Good friend Steve Le Blanc


A monster Sambar


Another success for the brothers


Good points and paddles


Pigman takes on New Zealand


Archery success with a 400+


Gils fantastic 10 point Sika


The walk was worth it


Bottom fishing on Hookin Bull