Poronui is the ultimate luxury sporting retreat, a place where you can have fun and relax in the authentic New Zealand countryside.
Two renowned fly fishing rivers run through the Poronui estate. And, with the assistance of a helicopter, you can be whisked away to some of the more remote waterways. Clear, deep pools intersperse surging rapids. Some areas offer plenty of native forest cover while others require more stealth and leave no room for error. Unaffected by snow melt, our rivers open on 1st October each year and offer great fishing from the word go.
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.
Luxurious world-class accommodation
Poronui offers three supremely comfortable accommodation options. The legendary Poronui Lodge is warm and welcoming, with seven individual and luxuriously appointed guest cabins. From the balcony overlooking the river you can begin savouring the spectacle and the spirit of this special place.Further afield, the stylish timber and canvas tents of Safari Camp offer a fully-serviced basis for overnight camp-outs. Blake House, situated on an imperious plateau overlooking the Taharua River is the choice of corporate leaders, celebrities and royalty, providing five-star accommodation in an utterly unique New Zealand location. Whisper-quiet seclusion, luxury and some of the world’s finest food and wine.
Poronui Lodge is classified as one of the world’s finest sporting lodgesPoronui is an iconic, high-country New Zealand estate.
The Lodge, perched above the ‘home pool’ on the Taharua River, exudes a warm welcome. Whether its afternoon tea by the crackling log fire, après activity drinks and finger food around the bar, or canapés and pre-dinner cocktails on the sunny deck, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal.There are seven individually appointed guest cabins each with ensuite bathroom and private deck.
The Lodge is where you have the opportunity to share your experiences with fellow adventurers, often the catalyst for long term friendships. The kitchen is renowned for its gourmet food, expertly prepared by our team of chefs who pride themselves on sourcing locally and in season.
Blake House is a well-appointed private villa which sits high on a promontory overlooking the Taharua River. The central living space includes two expansive lounges with soaring cathedral ceilings and huge open fireplaces, a well-equipped kitchen, dining space, plus cosy library and den. Four spacious master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and additional two bunkrooms make it perfect for groups of 4 to 16 guests.Choose full-service and let Poronui look after your every need (includes the services of private chef, butler and daily housekeeping) or the self-catered option of private villa with add-on servicesSafari CampGlamping ‘Poronui-style’ on the banks of the Mohaka River.
This is as close to roughing it as it gets at Poronui… Safari Camp provides a unique opportunity to enjoy impressive backcountry isolation whilst not forgoing creature comforts like crisp cotton sheets, hot running water and flushing toilets.Two canvas tents on wooden platforms and separate dining space make up this rustic unplugged experience which is taken exclusively.
Breath-taking views and exhilarating trails await the avid mountain biker at Poronui. Experience riding over diverse landscapes which provide a suitable challenge for everyone – from beginner to seasoned professional Mountain Bike rider.Gain insight into the pioneering history of the property while encountering thrilling, rugged and remote paths. From high country old-growth beech forests to low open grasslands, there is plenty of terrain to explore with your guide. The guides are cycling enthusiasts themselves and enjoy exploring on bikes, providing a balance of challenge and instruction and most of all having fun.
Poronui’s trails make their way through tree-covered hills and cross the gentle streams of the property. Enjoy great views of diverse landscapes, ranging from lush native forests, manuka scrub land to open grasslands while on your ride. Hear the song of native birds, see spectacular scenery and gain insight into the pioneering history of the land.The Poronui team of horses are New Zealand station bred. They are chosen for their temperament, steady gait and sure footedness. Kept fit and well-schooled in all disciplines, they ensure a fun ride for all. There is nothing more exhilarating than a gallop over the hills for the experienced rider!Our professional guides come with extensive experience in schooling young horses, ponies, competing and instructing. They know the property intimately, are passionate about the outdoors and have in-depth knowledge of New Zealand flora, fauna and local history.
Walking & Hiking
Take a leisurely stroll or take to the hill-country trails. With so many walks on the property, it would be impossible to cover them all in a week’s stay.For those wanting real solitude, take one of our simple maps and perhaps a picnic lunch for the day.Alternatively our guided walks take you to the more remote corners of the property with a chance to view/photograph some of our indigenous flora and fauna. This is a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of early settlers, deer cullers, fishermen, hunters and pioneering farmers.The 6,000 acres of native beech forest is a haven for endangered species such as native mistletoe and bush falcons