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Review of Poronui Lodge
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Jun 2019
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.
Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2019

So pleased we have rekindled your love of honey. Look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

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,

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 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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Reviewed 12 October 2018

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.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 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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Reviewed 12 September 2018

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.

Room tip: 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.
Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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.

Date of stay: December 2017
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Poronui_Lodge, Manager at Poronui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Never too late. Looking forward to your next visit.

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