Central Hawke’s Bay, estate venue

This remarkable, extended building is a large, versatile venue full of character. Built as a sanatorium during WWI on top of a hill for the fresh air, Pukeora Estate has literally breathtaking views across the valley to the ranges. The ex-hospital has good sized rooms, wide corridors and a great generosity of space.

The extensive indoor facilities are available for exclusive hire and represent extremely good value for money.

There are three main large function rooms:

  • The pretty cafe seats 80 and flows out onto a sun drenched verandah with additional seating.
  • The Ruahine Hall has a parquet wooden floor, seats 200 and has a raised stage
  • The adjoining lino-floored Turiri Hall seats 200.

There are also breakout classrooms for 80 people and smaller seminar rooms.

Pukeora Estate is a working vineyard, is fully licensed and offers wine tastings and meals in the cafe and catering in the Ruahine Hall.

There is basic sleeping accommodation for 120, a commercial kitchen, and an indoor pool.

This venue suits large groups on a modest budget for a music, working, arts, educational or sports event, or for an exhibition or festival.

There is an option just to rent the cafe or one hall. Enquire for details.



  • Accommodation
  • Bond/Deposit Required
  • In-house catering (optional)
  • Licensed
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor seating
  • Stage
  • Tables & chairs included
  • WiFi

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Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke

There are two main towns in Central Hawke’s Bay – Waipukurau and Waipawa – with a number of smaller townships including Otane, Takapau, Tikokino, Porangahau and Ongaonga; as well as several beach townships including Kairakau, Pourerere, Aramoana, Blackhead and Te Paerahi.

State Highway 2 runs through the centre of Central Hawke’s Bay leading south to Palmerston North and the Wairarapa and north to Hastings and Napier.


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06 858 9339