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Taharua Road, RD 3, Taharua 3351 New Zealand
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This 16,000 acres of timeless wilderness is steeped in history and provides world class fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout, deer stalking and an abundance of native flora and wildlife. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, horse trekking and guided walking, while an Olympic standard sporting clays range, archery and target shooting are also available. Or simply relax with a massage, or a good book.
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Breakfast available
Horseback riding
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Taharua Road, RD 3, Taharua 3351 New Zealand
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Taupo Airport34 kmSee all flights
Hawkes Bay Airport72 kmSee all flights
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Rm1268 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia72 contributions27 helpful votes
Poronui is an outdoors Gem. Spectacular access to great fly fishing, hiking and biking . The service level is personal and delightful with a genuine concern to make sure all your needs are looked after and your experience is world class. The Guides for all activities are knowledgeable and top of their fields. Accommodation is nice and functional , but this is not a place where you want to stay in your room. There is much to do and a haven for the outdoors. The food is as good as you will find in any exclusive foody lodge and it’s plentiful. The staff and management ensure you will have. Wonderful stay. It’s easy to see why many international guests have been returning year after year. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
sarahredlinger wrote a review Nov 2019
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I can’t say enough good things about Poronui. The staff is amazing, the property is fantastic, and the service is exceptional. My husband and I stayed for 3 nights. The food was delicious. We went heli-hiking, fly fishing, and clay shooting. Our fly fishing guide, Craig, was so patient with me. He was a great teacher! We both caught a rainbow trout. Our hiking guide, Lindsey, was so fun. They flew us to the top of a mountain, and we hiked down and had lunch at their Safari Camp. So beautiful!! I can’t say enough good things about this place and these people. Eve and Claire are fantastic hosts!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Delighted you found Poronui to be your happy place. Will pass on your comments to the team.
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NormaStitts wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions47 helpful votes
We had a fantastic weekend staying at Blake House, Poronui, and being part of the group who met and dined with Al Brown. Saturday nights dinner was a degustation course prepared and cooked by Al and Hayden. Loved every dish, especially ingredients I haven’t tasted before. Paua soup, and venison cheeks! Delish!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui
Responded 9 Oct 2019
It certainly was the Best of... Menu. I agree love to have the taste buds challenged. See you next year
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T Cody wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions
Like all the other reviews we agree fully that it was an excellent experience all around. the location and the meals are amazing-but what really made Poronui such great experience was the staff. everyone works together in an easy comfortable way to give the best experience possible and you feel like your staying with friends. we came specifically to ride horses for a few days and it was by far the best riding experience we had in NZ. The horses are kept tuned up mentally and physically, they are immaculately groomed and a true pleasure to ride no matter your riding level. we rode in very windy conditions and passed endless wildlife popping up all the time and the horses were solid, no spooking.the tack is great quality and well maintained. they offer you, the rider , anything you might need - boots, chaps etc...AND long Dryzabone coats for riding in the cold & rain, which we were very thankful for. Jenn, the riding guide was great, quite experienced and a calm rider with a fun cheerful personality. she was a pleasure to ride with for hours at a time. Management, Eve & Claire, have both been a part of Poronui for a long time and have helped to grow it into what it is today- and they are horse women so they make sure their riding program is top notch. we stayed at several other luxury lodges on our travels through NZ and Poronui was for sure my favorite. The property offers endless places to ride and we didn't get to them all so i look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Delighted you enjoyed your riding experience at Poronui despite the June weather. I agree the Dryzabone coats are winners. Cadbury and Texas and the rest of the team are now out on grass for a couple of months. More adventures next time, see you then.
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victoriadeclety wrote a review May 2019
Brussels, Belgium162 contributions81 helpful votes
Sightly outside of Taupo, the Poronoui Lodge is the paradise for the people looking for a nature retreat ... the boutique lodge offers a wide range of activities including fly fishing of course, hunting, horse riding , mountain biking, hiking, honey tasting and much more! We did experience the hike with Elisabeth which is passionate about nature and knows a lot. We did spot many wild deers on the huge property. The Honey tasting is really interesting and made me love honey again ..! When it comes to the Food, Steven, the skilled chef, will prepare the food in front of you based on your wishes. We had a wonderful dining experience pairing with the local wines. If you are more extreme than us in term of nature, they also offer to the guests a Safari camp which appears to be more a glamping experience close to the river! I would suggest to spend a minimum of 2 nights on the spot in order to really experience the lodge and surroundings.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui
Responded 13 May 2019
So pleased we have rekindled your love of honey. Look forward to your return visit.
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US$410 - US$1,230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaharua
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poronui
What are some of the property amenities at Poronui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Poronui?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Poronui?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Poronui?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Poronui?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Does Poronui have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Poronui offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Poronui offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Poronui accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.