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The Stokman

The Stokman Salebarn venue is the perfect location for weddings, corporate functions or private gatherings.  Nestled on the edge of our working Angus cattle farm and beside the steaming warm waters of Lake Ohakuri, the backdrop is simply stunning.

The venue has a large indoor/outdoor area with ample room for seated dining and a dance floor, as well as a grassed lawn.

Nobody likes to be rushed so we offer setup from 10am the day prior, and you have until 4pm the following day to clean up and relax.

This incredibly unique location is hired as a venue only, with full kitchen, bathrooms and parking for both buses and private cars.

The maximum guests allowed is 120, including all staff.



The Squeeze Riverjet

The thrills of a jet boat ride, the serenity of New Zealand’s untouched nature, the adventure of squeezing through tight rock passages and the refreshment of dipping in a mystical hot spring waterfall.


Bask in the hot waters of Paradise.  On the water’s edge at The Stokman you’ll find this incredible natural wonderland in Lake Ohakuri.  The perfect place to relax and unwind.

Game Hunting

We host a large pheasant reserve on the property and at times allow hunters to stay and partake in recreational game bird shooting.  Please contact us for further information.



Just a stone’s throw from the Stokman Salebarn venue is our accommodation.  We currently have a rustic hut that sleeps four in bunks and also a double bed.  The outdoor deck is covered and generous enough for dining and staying cool in the summer months.

The accommodation comes at no cost when booked alongside the Salebarn venue, or it can be hired on its own.  It’s the perfect spot for the groom and his men to spend some quality time together before the big day.

Children are welcome, and this is an incredible spot for a family holiday break.  We do ask that you watch them closely at all times, given the close proximity to the lake and other working farm hazards.


What our clients are saying…


“We came up to Stokman for a joint family holiday, with all our little ones in tow.  The kids absolutely adored the hot waters of Paradise and with the boat ramp on our doorstep, we were able to venture out to the the Squeeze.  So good to get away from the crowds – we will be back!”


“The Stokman was the dream location for our wedding.  Super private and everyone loved having a glass of wine soaking in the incredible views.  Sherrie and Mark were really accommodating and made sure everything went smoothly for our big day”


+64 7 333 2446
+64 27 499 7692


The Stokman Salebarn
1708 Te Kopia Road

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Mark & Sherrie Stokman

We’d love to hear from you so please get in touch and we can talk through your requirements.  We try to accommodate everyone, the best we can.

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