The Stables

Close to the main lodge, ‘The Stables’ is a 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 full-sized antique English billiard table, and close by is our Olympic standard sporting clays course.


Dining room set in a 10,000 bottle wine cellar


Horse Riding

There are usually six or more horses stabled at Poronui. The modern stables and riding school offer both experienced and first-time riders everything that they need. Professional riding instructors and guides can be arranged – our guides are very skilled in horsemanship, know every inch of the property, are passionate about the outdoors, humorous and great fun to be with. With 16,000 acres of virgin native beech, exotic forest and open grassland to explore, the riding can suit both the novice and intermediate/advanced rider.


Wilderness horseback riding



Bike Riding

Another great way to explore the property is on two wheels: high quality mountain bikes are available for use by our guests. There are more than 100 miles of roads and tracks that make their way through the hills and beside the streams. Guests can enjoy diverse landscapes, ranging from high alpine forests to low open grasslands. You’ll discover spectacular views, and gain insight into the pioneering history of the land. 


Mountain bike riding



Sporting Clays

Sporting clays rangeThe shooting school at Poronui has an armoury with a number of high quality loan guns and rifles, an ammunition magazine, and a separate field kiosk with cleaning facilities and refreshment bar.

The sporting clays course is built in a steep wooded valley with multiple shooting stations and a fully automated twenty trap layout.

A programmed remote release system allows for twenty singles, pairs and flurries to be shot at each shooting station - giving an unlimited variety of targets. The course has been designed for traps to simulate either upland game birds or waterfowl.









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