About Poronui

Our Philosophy and Our People

Poronui has evolved from a rustic fishing camp into one of the world’s finest fishing, hunting and wilderness lodges.  This is no accident, but the result of careful and loving stewardship by the staff at Poronui.  We have a strong philosophy of conservation, of preserving the natural assets of the property.  We have a strong customer service ethic, believing that while Poronui itself is spectacular, it is our people  and the camaraderie of your fellow guests that will make the experience truly memorable.

Our Partners

We work with a number of partners to deliver high quality services designed exclusively to meet the needs of the discerning Poronui guest.  We also have partners who are helping us to record the natural history and heritage of the property and manage it for future generations.  More information about our partners can be found here

Getting Here

Set in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand, only 40 minutes drive from Taupo, Poronui is close to civilisation but a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Getting here is a simple matter – arrive at Taupo airport and we will collect you, or drive on up yourself.

Check out our Blog!

In order to keep you posted with the latest news from Poronui, we have introduced a blog and we promise to keep it up to date with the latest trophies, happenings and even weather conditions at Poronui. We welcome your comments and feedback here too.

Read Poronui Testimonials

But don’t take our word for it, read on our testimonials  to know how others have enjoyed their time at Poronui.  Or download a PDF of an article by internationally renowned World Magazine to see how they describe the Poronui experience.  Please feel free to send us a testimonial if you have stayed with us before, we would love to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you want to know about firearms, didymo policy or whether you can bring your horse or dog to Poronui, check out the answers to these frequently asked questions and more here.

Westervelt Sporting Lodges

And if New Zealand fly fishing, hunting or wilderness is not on your agenda this year, perhaps you would appreciate one of the other Westervelt Sporting Lodges in the US, Canada or even the South Island of New Zealand.


To discriminating anglers, Poronui is an historic fly fishing lodge where they go fishing for superb NZ brown and rainbow trout in pristine waters.

To sportsmen, Poronui is a supreme hunting lodge where they can hunt majestic deer in a hauntingly beautiful landscape. To others, Poronui is the ultimate luxury wilderness retreat, a place where they can relax or explore 16,000 acres of timeless wilderness.

To match the premier quality of the outdoor experience, Poronui offers three supremely comfortable accommodation options: the legendary Poronui fishing lodge, luxury camping down by the Mohaka river at Safari Camp or stately Blake House - the choice of celebrities, captains of industry and royalty.

Whether your passion is New Zealand fly fishing, hunting or hiking, our guests talk of the magic of Poronui – the breathtaking location, the genuine Kiwi warmth, and the camaraderie they share with guides and fellow adventurers.

Come and experience the legend of Poronui.

PO Box 1941, Taupo 3351, New Zealand Telephone +64 7 384 2080 Facsimile +64 7 384 2054 ©Copyright Poronui 2012