Food & Wine

Poronui is a world away from major cities and their bustling restaurant scenes, yet the fabulous food and wine you will experience at the lodge is so typical of New Zealand’s low key, no fuss approach to regional gourmet excellence.

Fine Dining

Fine Dining at PoronuiFood is one of the highlights of a stay at Poronui.  Our resident chef has honed his skills internationally and brings a touch of class to everything from breakfast to gourmet picnic lunches to pre-dinner canapés, dinner and dessert treats.  All meals are prepared in the lodge kitchen, which is literally at the heart of the Lodge. 

Guests gather round the wood paneled bar to share everything from freshly baked muffins and scones to tall tales and anecdotes.  Dinner is at a shared table and there is always something to suit all appetites.

We also host a weekly outdoor barbeque where visitors can enjoy the culinary experience of game sourced directly from the property.


Our Wine Cellar

The Stables at Poronui boasts one of New Zealand’s finest modern underground cellars, featuring an extensive collection of award winning local and international wines. We store more than 10,000 bottles covering most recognized vintages, and we regularly host wine tastings - which are a highlight of any visit. Our proximity to the renowned, and consistently excellent, wine-producing region of Hawkes Bay, means that we complement all meals with some of New Zealand’s best new wines.

Poronui Wine

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