Poronui | North Island | Waikato Region | Taharua | New Zealand

Waikato Region

Property Description

Poronui is the ultimate luxury sporting retreat, a place where you can have fun and relax in the authentic New Zealand countryside. Located in the beautiful Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, the estate boasts some of the world’s best wilderness experiences. The scenery is breathtaking, the hospitality is second-to-none, but it is the attention to the little things that makes a stay here truly memorable.

Be engulfed by warm welcome, unforgettable experiences, passionate people, luxury accommodation and gourmet New Zealand cuisine. Whether you are a discerning angler or just starting out, nothing says ultimate fishing holiday like Poronui. Being surrounded by spectacular scenery and casting a dry fly over a big, wild trout in a crystal clear stream is what it is all about. Just a short drive or helicopter flight from the lodge, several of New Zealand’s best backcountry rivers run through the Poronui estate. 

Luxurious Accommodation

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 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, celebrities and royalty, providing five-star accommodation in an utterly unique New Zealand location. Whisper-quiet seclusion, luxury and some of the world’s finest food and wine.

The Lodge  –  Poronui is an iconic, high-country New Zealand estate. The Lodge, perched above the ‘home pool’ on the Taharua River, exudes a warm welcome. 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 sunny deck, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. There are seven individually appointed guest cabins each with ensuite bathroom and private deck. The Lodge is where you have the opportunity to share your experiences with fellow adventurers, often the catalyst for long term friendships. The kitchen is renowned for its gourmet food, expertly prepared by our team of chefs who pride themselves on sourcing locally and in season.
Blake House  –  Blake House is a well-appointed private villa which sits high on a promontory overlooking the Taharua River. The central living space includes two expansive lounges with soaring cathedral ceilings and huge open fireplaces, a well-equipped kitchen, dining space, plus cosy library and den. Four spacious master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and additional two bunkrooms make it perfect for groups of 4 to 16 guests. Choose full-service and let Poronui look after your every need (includes the services of private chef, butler and daily housekeeping) or the self-catered option of private villa with add-on services.
Safari Camp  –  Glamping ‘Poronui-style’ on the banks of the Mohaka River. This is as close to roughing it as it gets at Poronui. Safari Camp provides a unique opportunity to enjoy impressive backcountry isolation whilst not forgoing creature comforts like crisp cotton sheets, hot running water and flushing toilets. Two canvas tents on wooden platforms and separate dining space make up this rustic unplugged experience which is taken exclusively.

Nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, Poronui is located in the Central Plateau region between Taupo and Napier. Arrive by car, plane or helicopter or ask about our pick up transfer options from Taupo, Napier or Rotorua airports. 

  • 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
  • Free internet
  • Wifi
  • Public wifi
  • Internet
  • 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



  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Suites
  • Family rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Refrigerator



  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking & Hiking
  • The story of bees
  • Hunting
  • Maori Culture
  • Culinary School
  • Spa & Relaxation
  • Shooting
Basic Details
Property Type : Villa
Listing Type : Vacation Rental

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