Dec. 9-15, 2024 | Starting at $12,380 (NZD) — Enjoy epic fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the Taharua Valley during Orvis Week at New Zealand's Poronui Lodge.

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December 9-15, 2024


$24,760 (NZD) - Double occupancy/shared guide

Length of Trip:

6 nights, 5 days of guided fishing


  • Optional helicopter fly-outs for backcountry fishing (not included in trip package price)
  • Epic fishing for brown and rainbow trout
  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Plenty of non-angling activities
  • Exquisite meals

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The Story

Join Orvis on a group fly-fishing trip to New Zealand featuring accommodations at Poronui Lodge, located in the Taharua Valley on New Zealand's North Island. The lodge is perched on the banks of the Taharua River, with 16,000 acres of private playground at its disposal. Whether you are looking to catch the biggest trout of your life or spend your days on the river soaking in the majestic landscape, Poronui is there to create memories of a lifetime.

Poronui is an iconic, high-country New Zealand estate. The Lodge, perched above the ‘home pool’ on the Taharua River, exudes a warm welcome. Whether it's afternoon tea by the crackling log fire, après activity drinks and finger food around the bar, or canapés and pre-dinner cocktails on the sunny deck, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. Poronui Lodge consists of seven individual cabins around a central common dining area set on the banks of the Taharua River.

Arrival Day: December 9, 2024

Check in and get settled, explore the lodge, rig your gear, and prepare yourself for the evening meal.

Fishing Days:

Depending on the fishing options you've chosen, following a luxurious breakfast you will be whisked away by helicopter or will load onto a 4wd vehicle to explore the nearby rivers.

You'll enjoy a bespoke packed lunch riverside with your guide.

Arrive back to the lodge in the late afternoon and enjoy canapés and cocktails before a family-style dinner, usually served around 7 PM.

Departure Day:

Enjoy breakfast before checking out and heading home or onward to your next adventure.

Poronui offers several fishing options. Included in your package is guided fishing on Poronui's home waters of the Taharua and Mohaka Rivers, where you'll travel by 4wd vehicles and on foot. Helicopter fly-outs to the New Zealand backcountry are an add-on option; you'll chase big, challenging trout in gin-clear water with no one else around for miles. The helicopter will pick you up right next to the lodge and carry you on a memorable trip to that day's fishing destination. Fly-outs are not included in your trip package, but for the ultimate experience we highly recommend adding 1–2 flyouts to your trip package. Whichever fishing options you choose, you'll be treated to the challenge that New Zealand has become famous for: chasing browns and rainbows in crystal-clear water in perhaps the world's most idyllic setting. The fishing is far from easy, and requires stealth, mindful presentations, and good mending skills. You will be tested over and over by these big, wary trout, but landing just one could end up being the fish of a lifetime!

What is Included?

  • Meals
  • Loaner rods and waders
  • Cocktails, house wine, beer
  • Laundry service
  • Use of The Stables facilities
  • Guided activities for your chosen package
  • Access to hiking trails
  • Use of gym and sauna

What is Not Included?

  • Gratuities for guides and staff
  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from Poronui
  • Licenses
  • Additional guided activities (outside of your package)
  • Sporting clays
  • Archery
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Helicopter fly-out days

How many people are on this trip?

10 anglers.

What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels are welcome.

How strenuous are the activities?

The trip can be tailored to an individual's fitness level.

What other activities are available?

Poronui has numerous non-angling activities that will be sure to please: Mountain biking. Horseback riding. Walking and hiking trails. Culinary school. The story of bees experience. Culinary classes. Spa. Shooting activities: sporting clays, rifle and archery range, long range shooting.

What is the typical weather?

New Zealand’s seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. During the North American winter—through December to February—it's the peak of New Zealand summer; winter hits its peak in July, when the northern hemisphere is at its warmest. It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions. Much like the American Rocky Mountain Region, New Zealand can experience multiple weather conditions in one day. It can be hot and sunny one moment and the next the temperatures have dropped, and the wind has picked up significantly. We encourage you to be prepared for all conditions: sun, rain, snow, and everything in between.

What gear do you recommend?

A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the trip proposal and materials (trip planner and confirmation email). In some cases, deposits are non-refundable, this depends on the destination and will be clearly noted in the trip proposal and materials as well. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips (stated in the trip proposal and materials), the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & Clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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