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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We went to Poronui Lodge with our adult sons, both fly fishing enthusiasts. The resort covers 16,000 acres of rollling hills, beautiful rivers, forests and hiking trails. Fishing on private water is carefully managed so that no beat is over-fished. The water is pristine, the browns and rainbows are big and healthy, fairly easy to locate, especially with help, and...

1Thank NGNYC
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Our first visit to Poronui was in 2000. We were told of this wonderful fishing lodge by a local fishing guide who kindly drove us up to the property and introduced us to Eve and her staff. We were taken with the beauty, privacy, and the friendliness of everyone we met. We booked space for the following season. Needless to...

1Thank Priscilla G
Eve R, Manager at Poronui, responded to this review

The 15 years have flown by. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting more of the family this visit. See you next year

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 November 2015

My husband and I just visited this slice of fishing heaven. Everything was top-notch yet authentic. We felt like part of the family there and the staff and guides immediately embraced us into their fold. We took helicopters each day a short distance away - high in the mountains to crystal clear waters to catch the largest browns and rainbows...

Thank EllePem
Eve R, Manager at Poronui, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed the heli fishing. You are right those browns and rainbows are spectacular. Will pass on your kind words to the team.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Had a fabulous stay at Blake House. Staff were awesome as was the hunting and fishing. A gorgeous setting and plenty of good sightings of fish and Deer. Successful hunting and great walks. We had an awesome outside cooked dinner after challenging clay bird shooting. The food was first class.

Thank Helen M
Eve R, Manager at Poronui, responded to this review

I believe there was stiff competition on the sporting clays course! Delighted you enjoyed Blake House. It is indeed an ideal location for a group of friends.

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Poronui is a beautiful place. The property is a working farm with magnificent trout fishing rivers flowing through it. The lodge itself is very nice with excellent, well designed individual rooms. The food and wine is always very good. As nice as the setting, facilities and activities are, it is the staff at Poronui that make the biggest difference. Eve,...

Thank christR6930UK
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2015

What an experience - from the time we arrived and welcomed by the amazing staff with a glass of wine by the fire, to the degustation dinner hosted by Al Brown and James Milton. The lodge rooms were just gorgeous with lovely fireplace and private setting. The staff here lead by Eve Reilly, were incredible - friendly, overly helpful, nothing...

Thank Clare1702015
Eve R, Manager at Poronui, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both. Margie prides herself on her baking, I'll pass on your comments. Look forward to your next visit.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2015

My 12 year old son now has memory that he will carry with him for the rest of his life . We had an outstanding time with exceptionally warm friendly staff and an outstanding guide. Our guide Chris was brilliant, but also it was not too easy so my son learnt a lot from him. The safety aspect was well...

Thank Struan K
London, UK
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I visited Poronui over Easter with my 13 year old son to hunt under instruction of one of the guides. Everything about the place works well; Eve runs a good show - but that is also evident in the fact that all the staff work very well. The food is superb and the cabins are very comfortable. Dinner in the...

Thank LDTravellerLondon_UK
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2015

My husband had been to Poronui previously with my eldest son and they really wanted to share their magical experiences with the rest of the family. It certainly didn't disappoint. From the very first communication with Eve (to call her the Manager completely understates her amazing all encompassing role at Poronui) to reluctantly bidding them all farewell, our family had...

1Thank KelliL
Englewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We just returned from our 16th trip to NZ. Over the years , we have travelled extensively in both island and have stayed at a great variety of accommodations , including all of the "super lodges' Poronui stands head and shoulders above all , for its combination of beautiful location,good fishing,good food,friendliness, and attention to the needs of each guest...

Thank Ronald K

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Poronui

Address: Taharua Road, RD 3, Taharua 3351, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taharua
Price Range: $591 - $645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Poronui 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Poronui is justifiably popular - book early!”
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“You can't really go wrong. Small number of rooms and from what could tell all are quite nice.”
BPikeLA, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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