Nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island is Poronui, the luxury wilderness retreat preferred by the world’s most discerning outdoor enthusiasts.
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The property is a wonderful outdoor playground. We offer a range of outdoor activities from fly fishing to hunting and have excellent facilities for hiking, horse-riding, mountain-bike riding, clay pigeon shooting and rafting. There are more than 100 miles of roads and tracks that wind their way through the hills and along the streams for exploring the native bush and wilderness.
You can choose from three authentic, world-class accommodation options: the legendary Poronui Lodge
, the rustic-luxe Safari Camp
or the stately Blake House
. Close to the main lodge, a modern sports and relaxation center called The Stables
has gym and health club facilities.
The main lodge and guest cabins have evolved from what was once a rustic fishing camp into one of the world's finest fishing lodge holiday destinations. Accommodation has been designed with the traditional fishing and hunting lodge atmosphere in mind, but also combine elements of modern luxury with wonderful style. Find out more information on the Poronui Lodge
The Safari Camp
An exciting addition to the Poronui experience are the stylish timber and canvas tents of this safari-style camp. Situated on the bank of the Mohaka River, the camp is a days' horse ride or 30 minutes drive from the lodge. The camp is available on a fully-serviced basis for luxury overnight camp-outs and provides an incredible opportunity to enjoy splendid back country isolation whilst not forgoing creature comforts like crisp cotton sheets, hot running water, flushing toilets and fine food and wine! Find out more
Situated on an imperious plateau overlooking the Taharua River, this magnificent residence has been graced by corporate leaders celebrities and royalty. If you’re seeking five-star accommodation in an utterly unique location, with whisper-quiet seclusion, luxury and the world’s finest food and wine, search no more. Your ultimate wilderness retreat - and Poronui’s crowning glory - is Blake House. Find out more information about our owner’s cottage – Blake House
This modern sports and relaxation centre has gym and health club facilities - including steam and sauna rooms, and massage treatment rooms. Also located in this complex is a cigar room, including a full-sized antique English billiard table. The Stables also houses the outdoor barbeque area and underground wine cellar – both used regularly as dining venues. Find out more information about the activities provided at Poronui and The Stables
Food and Wine
The lodge kitchen is renowned for its outstanding food and wine selection. Venison, pork, lamb and wild duck come from the property and surrounding region, and the proximity to the ocean offers an abundance of fresh deep sea fish, salmon, lobster and mussels. Our specially packed streamside lunches are likely to be the very best picnic you've ever had. The wine cellar stocks more than 10,000 bottles of most internationally recognized vintages as well as the cream of New Zealand's wines, many sourced directly from the adjoining wine producing area of Hawkes Bay. For more information, click here.
Despite the seclusion of Poronui valley, the lodge is only 30 minutes from the busy tourist centre of Lake Taupo and close to a variety of other attractions. To the east, and little more than an hour by car (15 minutes by helicopter), is the Pacific Ocean and the art deco city of Napier with its cafes, antique stores and galleries. The alluvial coastal plain around Napier is known as the grape growing and wine making centre of New Zealand.
There is no better way to capture the spirit of a lazy summer day than a wine tasting tour of the Hawke's Bay vineyards.
A similar one hour journey to the north will see you in Rotorua, famous for its natural volcanic springs. Further north lies Auckland - one of the most beautiful harbourside cities in the world. A car and driver can be arranged on a daily basis for sightseeing trips, or for transfers to any other region of the North Island. The airstrip at Poronui is suitable for twin engine aircraft, and enables private and charter planes to effortlessly take our guests anywhere in New Zealand.
Come and experience the legend and the magic of Poronui for yourself. You can call Eve on +64 7 384 2080 or you can make a booking online now
. We also have some special accommodation packages available – please check these out here