Poplars 1

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Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Kahuranaki Road, Havelock North.
  • Capacity
    Up to six people in three king bedrooms, each with ensuite.
  • Rate
    $990 per night (1st February - 14th December)
    $1250 per night (15th December - 31st January)
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am
  • Minimum Rental
    3 night minimum
    4 night minimum Easter weekend
  • Payment
    Visa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
    A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.

Terms and Cancellations

A deposit of 40% of the total is required to secure your reservation.
The balance remaining , plus any incidentals, is due within seven days of your departure unless otherwise arranged with retreat management.


Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.

Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.


Read our full terms and conditions.



  • Rooms
    Up to six people in three king bedrooms, each with ensuite. Two rooms can split into twin share.
  • Technology
    Stereo with CD player SKY TV/DVD
    LCD Flat screen TV
    Wireless Broadband Internet Connection/no charge
    IPOD connection
  • Cooking
    A fully equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher, gas hobs, electric oven and microwave.
    Gas BBQ
  • Laundry
    Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.
  • Entertainment
    Located within easy walking distance is an all-weather tennis court with lighting for night use - as a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay.
    Tennis rackets and balls provided.
  • Outside
    Separate outdoor verandah.
    Flat sheltered grassed areas.
  • Additional
    Open fire


Poplars 1 is also located in the beautiful Tuki Tuki River Valley. It is up a private driveway on farmland above the river with spectacular views across the river to the entire ridgeline of Te Mata Peak. While totally secluded, it is just 15 minutes drive from Havelock North, situated 4 kms upstream (west) from the Red Bridge which crosses the Tuki Tuki River.

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During your stay you can also enjoy a premium selection of Black Barn wines.

Unlike hotel mini bars, these wines are supplied to you at winery prices and significantly less than hospitality rates. If there is a Black Barn wine we don't have in your retreat just let us know and we will have it ready for your arrival.

  • BBV NV Brut 
  • BBV 2017 Pinot Gris
  • BBV 2017 Rose
  • BBV 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • BBV 2014 Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc
  • BBV 2014 Syrah
  • Garage Project Beer – Pale Ale & Hāpi Daze
  • Antipodes Still and Sparkling Water


There is great trout fishing right at your doorstep - or we can provide a guide to take you a little further afield. You can also enjoy river swimming (walking distance from Poplars 1), kayaking and extensive walking trails. Cape Kidnappers, recognised as one of the worlds great Golf courses is 20 minutes down stream. The beautiful Waimarama and Ocean beaches are 20 minutes to the east. There are wineries and restaurants all within minutes of the gate. Havelock North with its great shopping, delis, antiques and food supplies is 10 minutes away. We also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf.

Property Rental

Three kingsized bedrooms with ensuites. Two king rooms can be split for twin occupancy.  First mornings breakfast provisions supplied. The minimum stay is two nights and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors.

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