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Taharua Road, RD | PO Box 1941, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Englewood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

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... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you're a fly-fisherman (or woman), Poronui is paradise. It's pretty close to a paradise even if you're not a fisherman. Accommodations are as good or better than any other similar lodge I've stayed in. The food is outstanding. Service is about as good as it gets anywhere. Eve and her staff go out of their way continuously to ensure... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This has been our third year in a row of experiencing Poronui's hospitality. Eve and her staff are always welcoming and makes your stay, exceptional. The accommodation is first class and the food always fresh and "local" (Venison, honey). They have experienced Guides to help you hunt, fish and horse ride. For those who want to relax, a massage is... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It is really difficult to describe a place as unique as the Poronui Lodge. Our visits (two so far) to the lodge certainly rank very high in our “best holiday” list. And there are many reasons: accommodation is lovely, just the way you would expect it for a high class fishing and hunting lodge. The dining and lounge areas are... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Poronui combines excellent accommodation ,superb service and food in a remote beautiful location Streams are not heavily fished through a carefully managed rotation resulting in excellent fishing opportunities Importantly partners are catered for with a wide range of activities In combination an exceptional experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This November will be our 3rd trip to Poronui, our favorite New Zealand fishing lodge. Eve, her staff and the guides sole goal is to insure that you have an outstanding experience at the lodge and streams that’s truly memorable in every aspect. This is a quality fishing lodge with excellent food, accommodations, and ambience without being pretentious. Informality is... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I have now been coming to Poronui for the past four years. It truly is the gold standard by which all lodges in NZ should be judged. We have stayed at many different lodges and nobody works harder to ensure your expectations are met by customizing the needs of your outing. All this is done without the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband and I have been returning to Poronui Ranch on the North Island to fish every December/January since 2003! This handsome, small lodge places the emphasis on providing guided fishing on crystal clear mountain streams for very large trout. The excellence of the fishing brings avid sportsmen (and sports women) back time after time. Although fishing on the property... More 

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Burlingame, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We spent about a week at Poronui over Christmas, 2013. It would be difficult to imagine a more perfect stay. The accommodations were comfortable without feeling fussy. Food and wine were abundant and delicious. We caught beautiful browns right on the property, and browns and larger rainbows in a nearby fly-out stream. The range of fishing opportunities is magical. At... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

A good friend and I have just returned from enjoying Poronui's perfectly pitched hospitality - a subtle mixture of relaxed luxury blended with the outdoor wilderness where the rest of the world ceased to exist for three perfect days. We spent two nights at the lodge and one at the simply superb safari camp, not only enjoying the magnificent fishing... More 

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Eve R, Manager at Poronui, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed the Safari Camp experience, the lightening was an added bonus. More 

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Address: Taharua Road, RD | PO Box 1941, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Number of rooms: 11

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