Outdoor Activities

Hunting at Poronui

We provide our guests with hunting opportunities on two properties: Poronui in the North Island and Glazebrook in the South Island.  If you want more information about free range sika hunting in New Zealand, or trophy hunting for red stag, fallow buck, sambar, rusa, chamois, tahr or more, we have a separate website with trophy galleries and hunting-specific information, and we suggest you visit that site.
Visit the poronuihunting.com website
Visit Poronui Hunting on Facebook
Contact us by email or call Steve on +64 21 888 669 or +64 7 384 2053.

Horse Riding

At Poronui our experienced riding guides are available to take guests on more than 100 miles of private roads and trails through a huge variety of terrain – from flat alpine meadows covered with wild flowers to narrow tracks winding through steep and rugged pioneer country. We cater for both the novice and advanced riders or those who simply want to give it a go.
More about our horse riding program.
Make an inquiry by email.


Poronui also offers a unique Maori cultural experience on neighbouring Tuwharetoa tribal land. Kai Waho can be translated as 'outdoor cuisine' and can also describe a master, or teacher, of the ways of the wilderness. Combine these and you have an unparalleled food and wilderness experience with Tom Loughlin. As 'tangata whenua' (person of the land), Tom is not only passionate about his culture, but is also a professional chef and expert hunter/gatherer and incorporates shared knowledge and stories. The Kai Waho experience can be added to any Poronui visit. 

More details on the maoritanga options at Poronui. 
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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.

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