Christmas at Poronui

Looking for a celebration that’s a little bit different this year? Christmas and the New Year can be magical at Poronui. Bring your business colleagues, or family and friends, for a wonderfully relaxing experience.

Unique Christmas Parties at PoronuiLet us do the work while you enjoy delicious festive food, great wines, and even fun activities like a customised outdoor treasure hunt - all part of your Christmas and New Year celebrations.

We can help whatever your festive plans - from a company Christmas BBQ, to a more formal Christmas lunch and everything in between. Enrich the experience by adding sporting clays, field archery, target shooting or try one of our outdoor scavenger hunts that will test your orienteering skills and problem-solving ability!

Whether it's a gourmet BBQ or a feast in our atmospheric underground wine cellar, there's a magical Christmas waiting for you at Poronui. Taupo transfers are included. Stereo system provided complete with iPod docking station. A DJ or band can be organised on request. BYO alcohol incurs a service charge.

To customise your Christmas party, please call Eve or Claire on +07 384 2080 or email  

Sample Menus

BBQ Lunch / Dinner          
Menu: Antipasta platter, 2 meats, 3 side dishes, bread, dessert, tea, coffee, homemade lemonade.

Gourmet BBQ           
Menu: Pre-dinner nibbles, 3 meats, 4 side dishes, bread, dessert selection, tea, coffee, homemade lemonade.

Cellar Dinner up to 28 people           
Pre-dinner drinks, canapés, 3 courses, cheese board, tea, coffee.

Scavenger Hunt          
Test your riddle solving, orienteering skills and determination to beat your fellow adventurers to the Pot of Gold.

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