Scale of 90-100
Renowned fly-fishing lodge and wilderness retreat on a 16,000-acre private estate in the Taharua Valley, 30 miles from Taupo and a one-hour drive from the Hawke’s Bay wine region. Main lodge includes seven lavish cabins, a dining area with a communal table and a cozy living room with bookshelves and a woodburning stone fireplace. Blake House, featuring two lounges, two fireplaces, a kitchen with private chef, a dining area and a library, is ideal for families (exclusive use only). Also two-tent Safari Camp set beside the Mohaka River. Recreation complex comprises a gym, sauna, steam room, spa facilities, billiards room, underground wine cellar and impressive stables. Activities for non-anglers include guided hikes, hunting, clay shooting, horseback riding and cultural excursions. Exemplary hosts and fishing guides.
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Beautiful location; large, comfortable accommodations; delicious food; delightful staff; superlative fishing.
Good to Know
When the hunters arrive in March, they run on a parallel track to the fishermen, though the two groups do meet up for dinner.
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- Tented camp
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: Poronui Lodge Room for two, $1,000 (all meals, house wine and beer, and selected activities included).
Learn more about Poronui:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.