Nestled in secluded Taharua Valley on New Zealand's spectacular North Island, Poronui is preferred by the world's most discerning fishermen, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts. This private, 16,000-acre cattle and sheep station offers excellent trout fishing on two incredible river systems and many other rivers accessible by 4WD and helicopter. Meet for meals in the main lodge and then relax in comfort by the fire. The lodge kitchen is renowned for its outstanding food and wine selection. World-class service and excellent guiding are also highlights of this Luxury Lodges of New Zealand property!
Avid fly-fishermen from all corners of the globe come to Poronui to test their skills against New Zealand's notoriously large and wily brown and rainbow trout. Nearly all of the angling is sight-fishing, and emphasis is on the dry fly with a team of excellent full-time guides.
Choose from three authentic, world-class options: the legendary seven-cabin Poronui Lodge, the rustic-luxe Safari Camp, or the stately Blake House. Close to the main lodge, a modern sports and relaxation center called The Stables has a gym and health club facilities.
Bring a 6-wt. fly rod, along with rubber-soled wading boots (felt-soled boots are not allowed in New Zealand). The guides can provide all flies, leaders and any equipment needed. Quality raingear and polarized glasses are essential. Dress in layers; we suggest neutral colors.
Guests are met at the Taupo airport which is well-serviced from Auckland and transferred to the lodge. There is no set itinerary at Poronui, but we suggest a minimum 4-night/3-day stay for anglers. The Station is also ideal for non-fishers with horseback riding, numerous walks or fully guided heli-hiking, mountain biking, unique Maori cultural experiences, wine country tours or enjoying the health spa facilities located at the ranch. Further afield, there are 3 great golf courses; Wairakei and Kinloch are within 45 minutes accessible by car or Cape Kidnappers which is 20 minutes by helicopter.
The season operates from October 1-April
High Season Prices: 2016-2017 rates are
Costs are per person based on shared accommodation/shared guide based on current rate of exchange.
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October 1 is the official opening of the back-country rivers and streams in New Zealand. The signs of winter are receding, and the rivers around Poronui are anticipated to be in great condition early in the season. The resident browns and rainbows have been undisturbed for months and will be actively feeding. It’s a special time to fish these waters!