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Poronui Lodge

2229 Taharua Road, Taharua 3379 New Zealand
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5.0
#1 of 1 lodge in Taharua
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
Darts
Fishing
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

2229 Taharua Road, Taharua 3379 New Zealand
Getting there
Taupo Airport
34.1 km
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Hawkes Bay Airport
71.7 km
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sarahredlinger wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2019
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
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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T Cody wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
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, Belgium163 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2019
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 13 May 2019
So pleased we have rekindled your love of honey. Look forward to your return visit.
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Jaboumrad wrote a review Nov 2018
Mexico City, Mexico33 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything is really amazing, the hospitality, the food. Everything .
They make you at home.
Try the heli fishing is worth the price, and also did the clay shooting and archery which the guide will arrange and teach you .
Everything is just amazing,
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 22 Nov 2018
Your trip may have been short but you managed to fit in a bunch of activities. Hope the memories live on. Enjoy the rest of your holiday before heading home to two active boys. Look forward to your next trip.
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ResAdventurer wrote a review Oct 2018
melbourne65 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Poronui is all about excellence coupled with relaxed quality and very personal service. The fishing is outstanding by world standards. The accommodation is comfortable, spacious, and altogether fitting for a first class lodge. The food is outstanding, not in the sense of silver service or fantastic experiments in chemistry, but in good honest dishes combining exceptionally fresh ingredients expertly prepared and professionally served. The remarkable warmth and friendly atmosphere brings back regular guests again and again to enjoy the wonderful experience that is Poronui.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 13 Oct 2018
Like you more and more people are looking for places that celebrate informality. Thank you for sharing your feedback on our brand of hospitality.See you soon again.
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chauffeuredtoursnz wrote a review Sept 2018
Auckland, New Zealand132 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The food the Wine the people are amazing and it just keeps getting best every time I go.
One of the most amazing places to Fly Fishing and Hunt in New Zealand, It's a great place for Photography also with the different type of big game deer, some of the biggest stags I have ever seen.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Dean T wrote a review Jun 2018
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi81 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Poronui as two couples, and had a first-class experience. Everything from the food to the fishing was top notch. Eve and her team are superb. I should have written this review six months ago right after we left.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 8 Jun 2018
Never too late. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Heidinewzealand wrote a review Apr 2018
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the lodge for a weekend for a family wedding at Blake House. Pretty much had both places to ourselves: incredible venue for a wedding, gorgeous locality; amazing staff; delicious food. Faultless:
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 5 May 2018
So pleased you felt Poronui was yours for your visit.
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kookoo48 wrote a review Jan 2018
Vancouver, Washington82 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our private bungalow was hospital clean with a deck view of the hundreds of Red Stags and thsheep herds grazing next to a crystal clear river that was home to monster trout that took flys readily. Dining with all guests and guides made it feel like eating with your family and the food and wine was as good a many Paris eateries. Quiet elegance on a 16,000 acre estate designed for its guests seeking adventure in splendor with impeccable sincere and authentic New Zealand old fashioned hospitality. Big trout take dry flys here.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from Eve R, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 5 Feb 2018
So pleased you enjoyed the ambiance of Poronui. A you say a receptive brown in a crystal clear river is heaven to anglers
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travel7792 wrote a review Dec 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand271 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at Poronui and the Blake House a number of times, and all stays without exception have been fantastic. The station is over 16000 acres so lots to do and see. I have visited on business (as well as with family) you are well catered for, and looked after by Eve and her team.

Lots of different accommodation on the property from the cabins at the main lodge, the majestic Blake House, down to the camping by the Mohaka River at the Safari Camp.

Unique experiences are something that the Poronui team exceed expectations on, my favorite would have to be private chef at the Blake House or dinner in the underground wine cellar.

Poronui is pretty magical and if you are wanting once in a lifetime kind of experience - highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Eve R, Manager at Poronui Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2018
I agree Blake House with your own private chef is pretty special. Delighted you enjoyed your most recent visit.
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ToniGillan asked a question Aug 2015
Blenheim, New Zealand68 contributions51 helpful votes
How easy is it to get to by car from Wellington. ? Nearest airport? Do you do pick ups? T
Darryl L wrote a tip Nov 2023
Geelong, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go there, soak it up!"
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Lionel M wrote a tip Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Driving from Auckland airport to Poronui is very pleasant alternative to flying to Taupo and then driving the remainder of the way."
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chauffeuredtoursnz wrote a tip Sept 2018
Auckland, New Zealand132 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Lodge rooms are close to the main arrival area which we like as its more social and have a great view up the valley."
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Heidinewzealand wrote a tip Apr 2018
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are gorgeous"
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chris s wrote a tip Mar 2018
Taupo, New Zealand7 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"to us all rooms were ok"
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PRICE RANGE
$1,511 - $7,399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaharua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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