Blake House at Poronui

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, near Taupo, Blake House offers exclusive world class accommodation.

Overlooking the Taharua RiverCrystal 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.  

If you are searching for luxury accommodation in New Zealand, then look no further.  Book for 3 nights and save 10%, book for 5 nights or more and save 20%.  

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For inquiries please call Eve or Claire on +64 7 384 2080
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Blake House at Poronui contains four double or twin bedrooms and two bunkrooms, each with four single bunks, providing a total sleeping capacity for up to sixteen people. Attached sunrooms complement the four main bedrooms, each appointed with luxurious ensuite bathrooms.

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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 gourmet 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.


With an extensive range of leisure activities, guests at Blake House can embrace the outdoors with a rod or a gun, or a blanket or book.

Poronui is home to two outstanding rivers, the Taharua and Mohaka, which meander through the property’s rugged terrain before heading towards the Pacific Ocean. In the mountains adjacent to Poronui are many rivers and streams abundant in brown and rainbow trout, providing some of the best fly fishing in the world. These can be easily accessed by helicopter for an exhilarating fly fishing experience. The property is also home to trophy red stags, wild sika deer, ducks, and pheasants, making the area a regular attraction to anglers and hunters from all corners of the world. Guests interested in natural history will find an intriguing array of flora and fauna unique to New Zealand.

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For those who prefer to simply relax, why not make the most of our sauna and steam room or treat yourself to an invigorating massage? Blake House is well equipped with a library, cigar room, satellite television and high speed internet services.

Other activities include: massage and beauty treatments, horse trekking and riding lessons, field archery, sporting clays, mountain bikes, hiking, heli hiking, target shooting, wine tours and site seeing expeditions.

Nanny services, rental vehicles, and transfers by luxury vehicle/helicopters are also available.

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Despite a feeling of being "away from it all", Blake House is within easy reach of popular and interesting New Zealand towns and tourist destinations. Blake House is just 10 minutes away from the main Poronui House, and 40 minutes from the busy tourist township of Taupo.

To the east, 90 minutes by car (30 minutes by helicopter), is the Pacific Ocean and the art deco city of Napier. Surrounding Napier is the world-renowned wine district of Hawke’s Bay. A similar journey to the northeast will see you in Rotorua, famous for its Maori culture, natural geothermal activity and wildlife sanctuaries.

Listed below are our standard rates for the Blake House at Poronui. For inquiries please don't hesitate to call Eve on +64 7 384 2080 or send us an email.

Blake House - Self Catered

These rates include accommodation for up to 16 people, all linen, basic food (coffee, tea, flour, sugar) and change of linen every 3 days.

Max. 16 people: from NZ $2,575 per day.
Book for 3 nights and save 10%, book for 5 nights or more and save 20%.

Blake House - Other

Blake House is also available on a fully catered basis, please contact us for details. You may wish to take advantage of our gourmet chef on staff and take an evening off cooking...

Fully catered dinner at Blake House from NZ$120 per person
Fully catered dinner in our atmospheric underground wine cellar from NZ$150 per person
Daily Housekeeping from NZ$150 per day.

To discriminating anglers, Poronui is an historic fly fishing lodge where they go fishing for superb NZ brown and rainbow trout in pristine waters.

To sportsmen, Poronui is a supreme hunting lodge where they can hunt majestic deer in a hauntingly beautiful landscape. To others, Poronui is the ultimate luxury wilderness retreat, a place where they can relax or explore 16,000 acres of timeless wilderness.

To match the premier quality of the outdoor experience, Poronui offers three supremely comfortable accommodation options: the legendary Poronui fishing lodge, luxury camping down by the Mohaka river at Safari Camp or stately Blake House - the choice of celebrities, captains of industry and royalty.

Whether your passion is New Zealand fly fishing, hunting or hiking, our guests talk of the magic of Poronui – the breathtaking location, the genuine Kiwi warmth, and the camaraderie they share with guides and fellow adventurers.

Come and experience the legend of Poronui.

PO Box 1941, Taupo 3351, New Zealand Telephone +64 7 384 2080 Facsimile +64 7 384 2054 ©Copyright Poronui 2012