Poronui Lodge

A jewel in the wilderness. Visit this fabled back country lodge for outdoor adventures and the opportunity to rough it in luxury. Poronui is preferred by the world's most discerning outdoor enthusiasts and offers a uniquely New Zealand experience, with 16,000 acres of private wilderness, luxury accommodation and some of the purest air on the planet.

Poronui is the perfect scene for just about any outdoor adventure. Set in the foothills of the Kaimanawa mountains in the central plateau of the North Island, this unique environment provides visitors a taste of so much that is special about New Zealand. Even more impressive is the range of natural habitats and environmental features available in one location, from indigenous beech forest to rolling manuka clad hills and miles of pristine fishing water. But the magic of Poronui is not only in its breathtaking location and the quality of the outdoor experience -- the genuine Kiwi warmth of the staff and the camaraderie you share with guides and fellow adventurers will ensure memories for years to come. Share stories and tall tales over dinner or gather round the breakfast table to plan your day ahead.

Lodge Facilities:

  • Billiard / Pool table
  • Gym
  • Helipad
  • Horse riding
  • In house Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Walking trails
  • Wi-Fi access


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 the 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, celebrties and royalty, providing five-star accommodation in an utterly unique New Zealand location, with whisper-quiet seclusion, luxury and the world’s finest food and wine.

Local Experiences

At Poronui there is nothing that you have to do, but plenty that you can do. The property is a wonderful outdoor playground with more than 100 miles of roads and tracks that wind their way through the hills, virgin beech forest, open grassland and along the streams for exploring the native bush and wilderness. Fish for superb brown and rainbow trout in pristine waters, or discover the hauntingly beautiful landscape on horseback or mountain bike. Assisted by your personal guide, try your hand at deer stalking, eeling, sporting clays, field archery, air rifle shooting or unique Maori cultural experiences. After a day of activity, relax in the sauna or steam room, have a massage or simply curl up in front of the fire with a good book.

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Your Hosts

Eve Reilly


Taharua Road
PO BOX 1941
Taupo 3351
New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)7 384 2080

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