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“Fantastic. A real experience.” 5 of 5 stars
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Taharua Road, RD | PO Box 1941, Taharua 3351, New Zealand   |  
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“Fantastic. A real experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

My friend and I did the 'ready for the wild challenge'. It exceeded our expectations in every way. We had an absolute blast and will be buzzing from it for a very long time.

The staff at Poronui were exceptional. They were so warm & friendly - even fun. They did anything they could to make our time at Poronui a great one. The food was great, as was the wine. The lodge was very homley. The rooms were warm and the beds were comfy.

The countryside was stunning. It was such a treat to wake up in the morning and look out over the river and the hills from the comfort of my warm bed and the fire.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2008

I squeezed a weekend at Poronui Ranch during a business trip in order to sample some of the famous New Zealand trout fishing. Not only was the trout fishing as good as advertised, the accomodations, staff, food and everything about Poronui was first class. Your fishing guide essentially took care of you from the time you arrived until the time you left, not just durig the fishing portion of the day. They ate meals with the guests as well as helped the staff in serving and cleaning and they were a great bunch of guys with some terrific stories. On the rivers, aside from being excellent guides, they made sure I was able to handle any of the wading and walking required and were right there if I needed any help. At the lodge, there was always plenty to eat and drink. The hardest part was deciding when to stop. The ranch is located in a spectacular valley and offers many activities for the non-fisher as well, including day trips to any of the truly spectacular areas of the North Island. Don't be fooled by the external pictures of the lodge. It is built to be inconspicuous high on the banks of the Taharua River. Everything inside is just beautifully done. The only caution I have is that the experience does not come cheap, especailly if you choose the helicopter fly-out options. But it is one experience I would pay for again.

Stayed April 2008
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Address: Taharua Road, RD | PO Box 1941, Taharua 3351, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taharua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Taharua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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 

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