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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.


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
The Poronui Table with Chef Martin Bosley and Brian Bicknell of Mahi Winery

Get ready for a weekend like no other and join us at the exclusive Poronui Table. With a combination of fine dining and wine discovery across a long weekend, this journey of our land ‘poronui’ will indulge all your senses.

Martin’s Friday night degustation menu promises to be exciting and innovative with wonderful flavours; perfectly paired with sensational wines from the acclaimed Mahi Wines and Brian Bicknell.

A fun and informative Saturday can kick off with your choice of a Boutique Pottery Class, creating bespoke entertainment pieces with the gorgeous Didi Chapman of Quirky Pottery – or you can choose to spend the morning touring around this fabulous property learning the history and current guardianship of the land. There will be a rolling lunch, so everyone can enjoy and refuel at their own pace.

After lunch, Brian Bicknell will be hosting a Special Wine Class, which will flow into a relaxed shared afternoon and evening of food and flavours from our land and our Poronui team. A little pick me up at 5 o’clock will surprise you with our very own local distillery 5 Mile Gin – where you’ll learn how out of covid this story began.

Sunday morning will welcome you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast to then take the opportunity while with us, to book an activity to complete a true Poronui experience. Whether you are a keen angler or experienced hunter, or if you want to explore the land by bike or horse; or if this is your opportunity to try your clay bird shooting skills – there is something to suit everyone.


Clarke and I are still dreaming of our perfect stay with you a few weeks ago!

We had been traveling in your beautiful country for about two weeks, but when we arrived at Poronui, we looked at each other and said “ this is perfection.” And it was in every aspect of your operation from housekeeping to food prep to management, and to all the delightful people we met at the lodge. Our wonderful guide had all “ the right stuff” to help us fish these stunning waters.

We look forward to being back with you next year.

Kathy and Clarke, USA - March 2020
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.