Poronui in Taupo, New Zealand
Poronui is a New Zealand’s premier sporting lodge. Nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley on New Zealand's spectacular North Island, Poronui boasts some of the world’s best wilderness experiences, breath taking scenery, and genuine warm hospitality. Poronui is a paradise for outdoors lovers, with acres of timeless private wilderness by foot, horse or mountain bike. Poronui is also is an historic fly fishing lodge. To many, Poronui is the ultimate luxury wilderness retreat, a place where they can simply relax.
Your day in Poronui will be really different based on the accommodation that you choose. The lodge, the house, the luxury tent or even the sporty stable. The main Lodge and seven individually appointed guest cabins have evolved from what was once a rustic fishing camp into one of the world's finest sporting lodges. 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 deck enjoying the setting sun the atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
Location of Poronui
Nearest Airport: ROT
Amenities for Poronui
- Bar & Lounge
- Dining Room
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Wellness Center
- Ecological Excursions
- Horseback Riding
- Active & Adventure
- Luxury Tents & Open Air
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Poronui
This place is truly wonderful. It's like staying at some remote rich persons estate for a few days! The land is amazing and truly breathtaking. If you are in to hunting and fishing this is the place for you. Even if you are not there are still plenty of activities, horse back riding, foraging, walking. They have a cute little camp lodge or a house or the lodge itself to stay at. The staff are friendly accommodating and it really does feel like you are staying with friends.
Rachel L - Sydney
My husband and I visited for 4 nights with 3 days of the most amazing fly fishing with the excellent guide Dave Wood! The accommodations were superb and the food fabulous! Top notch facility in a breathtaking vista. We caught Browns and Rainbows! Our guide paced us well for our abilities. Nice communal dinners after a day on the river. Highly recommend!
L P - Dover, Delaware
For many years I heard about the excellent trout fishing in New Zealand. The fishing at Poronui exceeded all my expectations. Despite some heavy, unseasonal rain my excellent guide, Duncan McDonald, was able to get me three days fishing on the many headwaters around Poronui. The waters were crystal clear - sight fishing with a dry fly for large wild brown and rainbow trout yielded fish ranging from 3-7lb! My partner enjoyed the many other activities offered by the lodge including guided walks and horse riding. Like many of the very best lodges and hotels, the team at Poronui - led by manager, Eve - were outstanding! Always a greeting, a smile and some offer to improve our stay. The lodge rooms, food and wine were top notch. One piece of advice - include an additional budget for helicopter flights to get to the most remote fishing. It's worth every penny!
Peter R - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Superb hospitality, comfort and cleanliness are all givens at Poronui Lodge where we stayed for 4 nights in February. As well as this there is the close attention to detail - all members of the team go the extra mile in terms of anticipating guests' needs. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, they create an informal and welcoming atmosphere without compromising standards of service. We enjoyed a wide variety of fresh, beautifully cooked and presented meals, served at the communal dining table. It was fun to spend time getting to know the other guests and to hear about their activities during the day, as well as swapping travel stories. My husband Peter was fly-fishing (he will post his own review), and there were plenty of activities for me to choose from as a non-fishing guest. I went on a half-day hike with guide Elisabeth and her dog Bracken. I am not a seasoned walker and Elisabeth chose the perfect level of challenge for me to enjoy the breath-taking scenery, pointing out all the different types of wild deer, birds and vegetation along the way, and telling me about life in New Zealand. Another highlight of the stay were the two introductory riding lessons I took with Tracey and Jane, trainers at the Poronui stables, and Texas, a beautifully calm horse for me as a novice rider. They both went out of their way to help allay my anxieties and enabled me to enjoy very happy first horse-riding experiences surrounded by the most stunning landscape. We spent one night under canvas at the Safari Camp - a luxurious camping experience. Despite being in an isolated beauty spot by the river, 12kms from the main lodge, we were well looked after by the Poronui team. We had a wonderful three course meal cooked by chef Maggie, and toasted marshmallows on the camp fire while waiting for the stars to appear. Like people at the very top of their game, the team at Poronui make it all look effortless Highly recommended for anyone looking for first class hospitality and outdoor activities in New Zealand. I would certainly love to return!
My wife and I stayed at Poronui for 4 nights in January 2017 and both had an amazing time. I had 3 days fishing with my guide: the expert and very patient Grant. I have fly-fished for 40 years, but this trip surpassed anything that had gone before. I was lucky enough to land 17 beautiful, strong fish in the 3 days in the wildest, most beautiful locations imaginable. The brown and rainbow trout are truly wild and an unforgettable experience to catch. Thanks Grant! The hospitality and warm welcome we received at Poronui was exceptional thanks to Eve and her amazing staff, who made sure that my wife and other non-fishing partners also had a wonderful time. With hiking, horse riding and spa facilities available on-site and nearby Taupo and region to explore there is much for the non-fishers to do. The food and wines were also plentiful and delicious. Fine dining after fishing is a real treat! Our lodge was private, extremely comfortable and finished to the highest standards. We can't praise Poronui enough and can't wait to return.
Richard_Brenda_UK - Leeds, United Kingdom