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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 has a double fold-out-bed.  The outdoor deck is covered and generous enough for dining and staying cool in the summer months.

For those who prefer a little luxury, we have our new pod accommodation — a self contained double pod with en-suite bathroom and a second pod that contains two king single beds.  These two pods have access to a covered outdoor kitchen, complete with BBQ and outdoor table.


What our clients are saying…


“Second time’s a charm, and after two visits we are in love with The Stokman! Hands down the best family holiday spot in the North Island.  The kids absolutely adore the hot waters of Paradise and with the boat ramp on our doorstep, we were able to venture out to the the Squeeze and have a waterski on the sheltered waters of Lake Ohakuri. The new cabins are stunning.”


“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”

Gaby & Adrian

“Having our wedding at The Stokman and dealing with Sherrie and Mark was an absolute dream! The location is out of this world. We chose to stay and it was so lovely waking up the morning after our wedding in the cute wee cabin! Sherrie and Mark, we loved getting to know you. Thank you again for going above and beyond for us, you were absolutely incredible!”

contact us

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.


+64 7 333 2446
+64 27 499 7692


The Stokman Salebarn
1708 Te Kopia Road