Welcome to Poronui

New Zealand's Premier Sporting Lodge

Experience the very best of New Zealand in one place.

Poronui is the ultimate luxury sporting retreat, a place where you can have fun and relax in the authentic New Zealand countryside.

Located in the beautiful Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, the estate boasts some of the world’s best wilderness experiences. The scenery is breathtaking, the hospitality is second-to-none, but it is the attention to the little things that makes a stay here truly memorable.

Be engulfed by warm welcome, unforgettable experiences, passionate people, luxury accommodation and gourmet New Zealand cuisine.

The ultimate brown and rainbow trout fly fishing experience.

Whether you are a discerning angler or just starting out, nothing says ultimate fishing holiday like Poronui. Being surrounded by spectacular scenery and casting a dry fly over a big, wild trout in a crystal clear stream is what it is all about. Just a short drive or helicopter flight from the lodge, several of New Zealand’s best backcountry rivers run through the Poronui estate.

Luxurious Accommodation

The Poronui estate features three different accommodation options. Choose from the relaxed atmosphere of the Lodge, the seclusion of Blake House private villa or the unplugged bliss of Safari Camp.

Location

Nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, Poronui is located in the Central Plateau region between Taupo and Napier.

Arrive by car, plane or helicopter or ask about our pick up transfer options from Taupo, Napier or Rotorua airports.

At Poronui there is nothing that you have to do, but plenty that you can do.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Food & Wine Weekend with Chef Martin Bosley and Brian Bicknell of Mahi Winery

Martin’s menu promises to be exciting and innovative with wonderful flavours, paired perfectly with delicious Mahi wines.

As one of New Zealand’s finest chefs, Martin Bosley fosters a food philosophy inspired by the wealth of great local ingredients available in our beautiful country. He is well known for being able to present the New Zealand culture on a plate filled with diverse flavours and stellar produce.
The idea behind Mahi is to respect and promote the individuality of the various vineyards, their soils and their aspects. All of the vines have been low cropped, hand-picked and fermented in the winery with as little intervention as possible.

During the weekend get to know your expert hosts at an informal Friday night dinner, test your palate with a special wine blending challenge with Brian Saturday before the Gala dinner and watch the fun and friendly collaboration of two incredible hosts and big players in New Zealand’s Wine and Cuisine industry. All hosted in one of New Zealand’s finest cellars…

This fun and educational weekend is not to be missed.

Testimonial

If you're craving nature, but you don't want to be deprived of comfort or luxury, set a course for Poronui Lodge - preferably by helicopter, although a car will do. Forty minutes from Taupo along SH5, Poronui (Maori for "part of something bigger") is approached through towering working forests and is regarded as one of the world's finest luxury wilderness lodges. Set on 8200ha of farmland, you'll be torn between staying in the lavish lodge, in one of the cabins, or going glamping down by the river. Fly-fishing and hunting are the main attractions but you can also go horse riding, mountain biking, enjoy cultural experiences or spa treatments. This is the kind of place where, whatever you want, you can have it.

Elisabeth Easther - December 2015
New Zealand's Premier Sporting Lodge

To discriminating anglers and sportsmen, Poronui is an historic sporting lodge where they can fish for wild trout in pristine waters or hunt majestic deer in hauntingly beautiful landscapes.

To outdoor adventure enthusiasts, Poronui the opportunity to explore 16,000 acres of timeless private New Zealand wilderness by foot, horse or mountain bike.

To all, Poronui is genuine kiwi hospitality, great food made with local ingredients, a place to escape from the pressures of everyday life and a place to make memories which will last a lifetime.

Design your perfect trip

Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? Build your own bespoke itinerary, your ultimate Poronui vacation using our quote builder.

Simply pick your accommodation and activities and send it off to our team to check availability.