Luxury Safari Camp at Poronui

Our luxury Safari Camp offers an authentic outdoor experience without sacrificing the pleasures and comforts to which you’re accustomed. The original Poronui anglers trekked through 20 km of almost impenetrable country to camp beside the Mohaka River and match their wits against the wily trout. While our Safari Camp is far more accessible and luxurious, it offers an experience reminiscent of those Poronui pioneers.

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You’ll still enjoy the same fly-fishing challenge, the same sparkling Mohaka waters at your tent door, and the same earthy pleasures of a hearty meal eaten around a campfire. But you don’t need to forsake civilization.


Luxury campingThe camp includes two accommodation tents and a separate amenities tent, and while your tent has a canvas roof, the walls and floor are timber, providing stout protection from the elements whatever the season.

You can prepare meals fit for a king on gas-powered hotplates and enjoy a rejuvenating shower under steaming hot water.  You could also choose to have all meals fully catered by our Lodge kitchen. 

And at the end of an invigorating day, you can rest your weary bones between crisp cotton sheets in a Queen size bed and soak up the essence of Poronui.

Even guests who reside at the Lodge or Blake House will often want to complete their experience – and acknowledge their debt to those Poronui path-finders – by spending an evening under the stars down at Safari Camp.

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For inquiries please call Eve or Claire on +64 7 384 2080
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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.

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