Free Range Deer Hunting

The name Poronui is synonymous with sika deer (Cervus Nippon). Gifted to New Zealand in 1905, they were first released at Poronui. The diverse mix of landscape, flora and the abundance and variety of food provides near perfect habitat for maintaining a large wild herd and also promoting the growth of exceptional antlers.

This attractive, cunning and elusive deer is highly regarded as a trophy animal and the property consistently produces world-class trophy heads.

Poronui’s 16,000 acres of indigenous beech forest, pine and eucalypt plantation and grassland are ideal for sika.  They provide the full range of hunting experiences - from stalking in close bush cover to spotting and shooting trophies at long distances across clearings.  They also provide a great opportunity for bow hunters - for whom the sika is one of the most challenging trophies to obtain.

Come and experience the thrill of a true free range hunt at Poronui. 

If you want more information about free range sika hunting in New Zealand, we have a separate website with trophy galleries and hunting-specific information, and we suggest you visit that site.

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Contact us by email or call Steve on +64 21 888 669 or +64 7 384 2053.


Trophy hunting



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