Savour the extraordinary peace and tranquility of pristine New Zealand wilderness. A world away from the hustle of everyday life, a journey to one of our vast hunting properties will transport you to remote areas of untamed natural beauty.
Poronui Hunting operates from three properties, one in the central North Island and two in the South Island. Transfers can be arranged on request and locations and driving directions for getting to each location can be found below.
Getting to Poronui
Poronui is located in the rugged centre of New Zealand's North Island, a 45-minute drive from the resort town of Taupo off the Napier-Taupo Highway. Taupo has a small airport that is a 50 minute flight from Auckland.
Transfers to Poronui can be arranged by fixed wing aircraft, helicopter or private driver.
Getting to Glazebrook
Most flights from the northern hemisphere land at Auckland International Airport. The flight from Auckland to Blenheim takes 90 minutes. Trans Tasman flyers have the option of flying direct to Wellington after which it is a mere 25 minute flight across Cook Strait.
Glazebrook is accessible by 4WD only. We will collect you from the airport or transfers can be arranged by helicopter.
Driving Directions to Poronui
If you choose to drive yourself, take State Highway 5 from Taupo towards Napier for 25km. Turn right into Taharua Road (signage for Taharua Road is on the left hand side of the road). Travel down Taharua Road for 21km. The last part of Taharua Road has a gravel surface – drive with care. At our boundary there is a river-stone wall on either side of the road with ‘PORONUI’ written on the left hand wall. Continue past these walls. At the end of Taharua Road is our electronic gate right across the road. On the wall on the left of the gate is the sign ‘PORONUI’.
Immediately before the gate on the right is a stone pillar with a key pad. Press “LODGE” for the Lodge and identify yourself to the lodge staff, who can open the gate automatically. Proceed to a curved river-stone wall on the right-hand side of the road with the sign ‘Poronui’. Take the entrance to the right immediately before the sign. This will bring you through the pine trees to the Lodge.
If you are driving from Napier, take State Highway 5 towards Taupo. Approximately 6km past the Rangitaiki Lodge (pub/tea rooms on north side of State Highway 5) turn left into Taharua Road (signage for Taharua Road is on the right). Refer above paragraph for directions from this point.
Driving Directions to Glazebrook
If you are driving head south past Blenheim airport approximately 2.5 km before turning left onto state highway 63. Drive a further 2.5 km along SH 63 taking the second turn on left into Waihopai Valley Road. Drive for about one hour up Waihopai Valley Road. The road turns to gravel after which you will proceed through a farm called Stronvar. Turn left through a gate immediately before turning to the right to cross a bridge over the river. The gate is marked by a large sign indicating “Access by arrangement only”. Come through that gate drive up the track until you come to another gate saying GLAZEBROOK.
Getting to our Tahr Hunting Property
Our Tahr hunting property is located in the central Southern Alps near Twizel. The nearest airport is Queenstown Airport. International visitors can fly directly into Queenstown from Australia or transfer to a domestic flight via Auckland International Airport. The property is just over two hours from Queenstown Airport by car or transfers can be arranged by helicopter.