Walking Holiday Package

A Poronui walking holiday is challenging guided walks, great food, New Zealand wines and elegant accommodation all rolled into one.
 

Experience a Luxury Guided Walk at Poronui

Carry only a day pack. Eat gourmet meals with an emphasis on fresh produce and perhaps some locally grown venison. Spend the evening with fellow walkers enjoying a glass of red in front of the crackling fire.
 

Special Features of a Poronui Walking Holiday

Combine the exclusivity of Poronui with a walking adventure into the Kaimanawa Ranges. Poronui is a privately owned 8,200 hectare property steeped in local history and situated in the Central North Island only a 40 minute drive from Taupo.
 
The view from the tops on a hiking holiday at Poronui

This is a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of early settlers, deer cullers, fishers, hunters and pioneering farmers. Listen to the stories of various owners, early farming methods, the many characters who lived here over the years to life today on such a magnificent property.
 
The property hosts some rare and endangered native flora and fauna and has abundant local wildlife including sika deer, fallow buck and red stags. If you’re very lucky you might spot one of the rare native small-scaled skinks (Oligosoma microlepis) found only in the central North Island.

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Endangered small scale skink at Poronui - see it on a guided walk

What to Expect on Your Wilderness Walk

Walk through native beech forest, manuka scrub, pine and eucalyptus forest and dramatic open grassland. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Taharua Valley, the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Ranges and the Mohaka River.
 
Enjoy the company of our professional walking guide who is passionate about the outdoors and has in-depth knowledge of New Zealand flora and fauna and local history. Your guide will carry all safety equipment, additional warm clothing and water.

Enjoy a walking holiday with an experienced local guide at Poronui
 

Expect to walk an average of 6 hours per day. Your fitness level should be intermediate+. We recommend the ability to walk 10km including hills with a light pack. You will need to carry your lunch and bottled water (provided) plus your own rain jacket and camera.
           

The 2 Night / 2 Day Walking Holiday Option

 
Day 1                       
Arrive in the afternoon. Orientation and meet your guide.
 
Day 2
Depart 9.00am by helicopter for a 15 minute one way flight. The walk combines bush trails, river crossings, magnificent river views. The terrain is varied, ranging from open tussock hill walking to steep climbs to riverbank walking. At the end of the day the helicopter is there to pick you up again.
 
There are a number of different options available depending upon the weather:
  • Blue Gums to Waiokaka via Makino Hut and Mangatainoka Hot Springs.
  • Boyd Hut to Poronui
  • Te Wake Tops.


Day 3 
          
Depart 9.00am on foot for a 25km walk on well formed tracks. The climb during the day is approximately 300 meters through native beech forest, manuka scrub and open grassland.
 
Day 4                       
Depart after a leisurely breakfast.
 
Open grassland with a light frost - just one of the gorgeous views on a guided walking holiday at Poronui
 

The 3 Night / 3 Day Walking Holiday Option

Day 1                       
Arrive 12 noon in time for lunch
Orientation and meet your guide
Depart 2pm for a river walk in the Taharua Valley – 12km
 
Day 2                       
Depart 9.00am by helicopter for a 15 minute one-way flight. The walk combines bush trails, river crossings, magnificent river views. The terrain is varied, ranging from open tussock hill walking to steep climbs to riverbank walking. At the end of the day the helicopter is there to pick you up again.

Try heli hiking on your walking holiday at Poronui
 
There are a number of different options available depending upon weather and preference:
  • Blue Gums to Waiokaka via Makino Hut and Mangatainoka Hot Springs.
  • Boyd Hut to Poronui
  • Te Wake Tops.
Day 3           
Depart 9.00am on foot for a 25km walk on well formed tracks. The climb during the day is approximately 300 meters through native beech forest, manuka scrub and open grassland.

Day 4           
Depart 9.30am on the Sawmill Hike, visit the site of the old sawmill and retrace the hauling tracks – 10km

Day 5                       
Depart after a leisurely breakfast
 

Included In Your Walking Holiday Package

The Poronui Walking Holiday package is available year round and includes:
  • Share twin accommodation
  • Professional walking guide
  • Pre dinner drinks and canapés
  • Two course dinners each evening with a focus on fresh produce and local fare
  • Country breakfasts
  • Picnic lunches
  • Personal laundry service
  • Any gear needed
 

Additional Accommodation Option for Groups or Families

Exclusive use of the Blake House for parties of 8 – 12. The cost per additional person to be confirmed on request. Blake House is our private Owner’s Residence and provides a unique environment for a family or group.  

Walks for both the 2 and 3 day options can also be tailored to the ability of the group.
 

Gear List for Poronui Guided Walks

  • Walking boots
  • Boot socks
  • Wet weather gear
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Layers of clothing
  • Small back pack
  • Camera
  • Walking sticks (optional)
  • Putties (optional)
You don't need to be an angler or hunter to experience the magic of Poronui. Many of our guests come simply to enjoy a hiking holiday in some of the most diverse, beautiful and unspoilt scenery in New Zealand.           
 

Contact Us Now                        

To experience an adventure hiking holiday at Poronui in New Zealand, you can make a booking inquiry by email.  Alternatively call Eve or Claire on +64 7 384 2080 or contact us with any questions.  

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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