Guided Walks

There are more than 100 miles of roads and tracks that make their way through the hills and beside the streams at Poronui. Guests can enjoy diverse landscapes, ranging from high alpine forests to low open grasslands. On your riding or walking trips, you’ll discover spectacular views, and gain insight into the pioneering history of the land.

The varied terrain provides a myriad of opportunities ranging from casual walks around the lodge gardens and nearby riverside to climbing the challenging Spar track - which provides a dramatic lookout over the Mohaka Valley.   Enjoy breath-taking scenery at your own pace.  With so many options available it would be impossible to cover them all in a week’s stay.

Wilderness walking at Poronui


Added to these are opportunities to view the fish and wildlife along the wetland and riverside tracks.  And while opportunities to view deer are a feature of Poronui, more committed wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the walk though the game estate.  Photographers will enjoy the opportunity to “hunt” deer with their lens, or just capture the scenic highlights of Poronui.


The 6,000 acres of old growth beech forest are a stunning reminder of what much of New Zealand used to be like.  Interpreted walks through the forest give you an insight into the beauty of a New Zealand indigenous forest.  An active pest management program enables many sensitive species to thrive here at Poronui, when in most other locations they are a rarity.  

Native forest track walking at Poronui

View endangered species such as native mistle-toe, bush falcons and the rare New Zealand parrot -the Kaka.  Learn of the special flora, including their traditional Maori uses for food and medicine, or simply enjoy the peace and serenity of this special landscape.

No matter what your level of fitness, we can design a walking itinerary just for you.  For more information please contact us or call Eve of +64-7-384 2080.

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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