Fisher House is located in the original Ra Ora stud homestead built in 1962 by Sir Woolf and Lady Fisher on what was then their 177-acre racing horse stud farm.
This magnificent structure played host to a who’s who of the great and good during the 1960s and 70s – including a visit from the Queen Mother herself. At the same time, Sir Woolf’s successful leadership of iconic kiwi company Fisher and Paykel and Ra Ora’s horse-breeding pre-eminence made the homestead a centre of power-broking and a symbol of elegant living.
Built with entertaining in mind, the house features a grand lobby with an gracefully curving staircase, a billiard room -which once house Sir Woolf’s full-sized billiards table, a cosy study, an intimate drawing room, a large dining room, a fully equipped bar, and a magnificent garden terrace.
Sympathetically renovated while retaining many of the original features that made Ra Ora such a dazzling success in the past, Fisher House now offers guests dining and entertaining experiences to suit any occasion.