Escape to the shores of Tairāwhiti and indulge in the blackhouse experience

Welcome to the blackhouse Lodge, your luxury New Zealand accommodation at Wainui Beach, Gisborne.  We offer boutique accommodation overlooking the stunning Wainui Beach, first in the world to greet the sun and one of New Zealand’s top surfing destinations.

The blackhouse is on a 1000 acre working station with breathtaking ocean and rural views, from the sandy shores of Wainui Beach across to the Coastal hill country, capturing endless sunrises and sunsets.  Spend just minutes at our Wainui Beach accommodation and the worries and stresses of everyday life soon fade into the background, a more perfect spot is difficult to imagine.

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Enjoy one of the region’s top luxury retreats

The Luxury Lodge

If you are looking for luxury holiday homes in Wainui Beach that offer unbeatable views and a secluded oasis just minutes from the city then the blackhouse is the right fit for you. Our holiday house in Wainui Beach can accommodate up to 10 people, with spacious bedrooms and large open plan living.

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A variety of experiences and attractions right on your doorstep

Wainui is a small beachside community on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, located some 6kms to the north east of Gisborne. Wainui’s crystal clear waters attract surfers from all over the world. It is also great for swimming, sunbathing, surfcasting, jogging or just walking the beach itself a 4km crescent of golden sand with rocky headlands at both ends.

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  • What a wonderful place. I can't wait to come back !

    Ben Bayly ( Chef ) - Auckland

  • Thank you for the perfect mid-winter surf holiday. We have all loved it.

    Kate Sylvester - Auckland

  • Our group of six have truly enjoyed the blackhouse. The house is idyllically situated providing spectacular views from every room. The lodge warm and relaxing and the welcoming hospitality generous. The attention to detail was outstanding ! What wonderful memories we will have of Gisborne.

    The Blue Mountain Mob - New South Wales

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