North Island, New Zealand
Poronui, a luxury hunting and fly fishing lodge is situated in the secluded Taharua Valley in the center of New Zealand's North Island.
At a Glance
Top flying fishing destination
A true wilderness property
Perfect for outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, horseback riding and hiking
To start planning your vacation to Poronui
Supremely situated on 16,000 acres of farmland, Poronui has three authentic, world-class accommodation options: the legendary lodge, the rustic Safari Camp and the stately Blake House.
This once rustic fishing camp has evolved into one of the world's premier sporting lodges. The lodge is the spiritual center of Poronui with very comfortable communal amenities. Seven free standing guest cabins surround these. Each of these rooms have balconies overlooking the Taharua River, comfortable accommodation and warming sitting rooms with open fires.
Blake House is situated on an imperious plateau overlooking the Taharua River. Designed by prominent New Zealand architect, John Blair, Blake House honours the region's architectural traditions, while offering a considerable step up in scale and comfort. It features four en-suite double bedrooms and an eight bed bunk room, ideal for larger families with children. Around the communal dining table, you can enjoy superb meals of local game prepared by Poronui's expert chefs.
Poronui's luxury safari camp offers an incredibly authentic outdoor experience with comfortable modern day pleasures. The original Poronui anglers would have to trek long distances to reach the Safari camp but a track has now been drawn out. The camp has two accommodation tents, both with separate amenities and although you are in a remote location, your meals will be fit for a King.
The Stables are located not too far from the main lodge, and riding is on offer for people at all levels. The Stables are also home to the dining room in the midst of a 10,000 wine cellar and also the outdoor dining table and outdoor barbecue which offers for a memorable experience too. There is a large sitting room with a large screen TV, gym, sauna and massage table which are also located in the Stable block if guests wish to use these.
There are 3 accommodation options, Poronui Lodge, the Safari Camp or Blake House.
The lodge kitchen serves outstanding food and wine. Much of the food is sourced from the property or the surrounding areas. The Stables also houses the outdoor barbecue area.
Horse Riding - caters for beginners through to experienced riders over a variety of terrain.
Mountain Biking - you can enjoy over 200km of biking trails around the property.
Guided Walks/Hiking - enjoy the variety of habitats and landscapes around Poronui.
Shooting School - field archery and target shooting is available in the Olympic standard sporting clays course.
Maoritanga - a unique cultural experience with Tom Loughlin.
The Stables is a modern center containing a gym and health club facilities.
Location & Directions
North Island, New Zealand
Poronui is situated in the secluded Taharua Valley in the center of New Zealand's North Island.
When to go
The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.
Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.