Known for its world-class fly fishing and hiking trails, Poronui is a premier sporting lodge overlooking Taharua River in New Zealand's high country near Taupo


Poronui Lodge is one of the world's finest sporting lodges, with premier fly-fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities onsite. The setting is the beautiful high country of New Zealand's Taupo region, bordered by native forest and flowing rivers. Accommodation options at Poronui include the traditional lodge and a private riverside camp by the Mohaka River for a unique glamping experience for up to four guests. Small groups can also be accommodated in modern Blake House, which is a recent addition. All meals and house beverages are included in your stay at Poronui. Activity options include horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, archery and, of course, fly fishing. Helicopter experiences are also on offer. It is all about the outdoor experience at Poronui, which we just love.

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What's Included
  • All meals^
  • Daily pre-dinner drinks and canapes
  • House beverages
  • Includes 15% NZ GST

^ For campers, chef prepared meals are delivered to warm on the fire

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    3Location & Access
    Location & Access

    Bordered by the Taharua and Mohaka Rivers, near Taupo on NZ’s North Island. Access by road from Taupo (40 minutes) or Auckland (3.5 hours).

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    4Insider Advice
    What You Need to Know
    Best Room

    Lodge rooms are the same. Try the Riverside Camp in summer for a unique experience

    Suitable For

    Couples, families and private groups

    Best Nearby Walk

    Back-country hiking through native beech forest onsite

    Best Nearby Park

    Tongariro National Park

    Best Food & Wine Experience

    Dining under the stars at the riverside camp

    Best Place for Relaxation

    Steam and sauna rooms in the Stables building


    Year round (Oct-April for glamping)

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    Frequently asked questions

    When is the best time to hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

    This trail can be hiked at any time of year however the most stable weather conditions are during summer.

    What weather should I expect in New Zealand’s North Island?

    The weather in New Zealand's North Island is sub-tropical.