The Best Hunting Lodge in New Zealand
Hunt Free Range Sika, Red Stag, Fallow, Rusa, Sambar, Chamois and Tahr.
As a New Zealand outfitter, Poronui Hunting offers superb fair chase Red Stag hunting, along with free-range Fallow, Rusa, Sambar, Chamois, Tahr and our speciality – Sika Deer. You can also hunt wild boar, Arapawa Ram and Feral Goat.
Poronui and Glazebrook Station are owned by the Westervelt Company. Founded by Herbert Westervelt in 1884, today Westervelt is a land resource organization managing 500,000 acres.
Not for the faint hearted, Glazebrook is a vast private estate with 25,000 acres of rugged natural beauty that will at once challenge and inspire the passionate hunter. Nothing can prepare you for the Glazebrook hunting experience – rugged and unspoiled, this isolated high country station will simply take your breath away.
For those in search of the ultimate trophy, Glazebrook’s game estate offers over 3,000 acres of extreme hunting, including trophy red stag and fallow buck. Chamois are hunted from the snow-capped mountain peaks, fully-guided and accessible by helicopter.
Hunt in an awe-inspiring wilderness that time has forgotten and man has not yet fully explored. Spot animals from afar before stalking in close to the trophy of your choice. Glazebrook is rapidly becoming a favorite destination of hunters from Australia and around the world.
Our team of guides are some of the best you will find anywhere. We are committed to managing our operations and lands in an environmentally responsible manner. While we create sustainable value from our resources and relationships, we are committed to protecting the environment and to sustaining its quality for future generations
The hunting season begins in late February and continues to the end of August. Our guides are high country specialists and work tirelessly to put you in the right place at the right time.
Big Game Hunting in New Zealand
Poronui Hunting operates from three properties, one in the central North Island and two in the South Island. Each property offers different species and hunting conditions. Hunting is primarily spot and stalk and we cater for both bow and rifle hunters.
Poronui, our premier property and Lodge is nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley, south-east of Taupo on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. It has evolved from a rustic wilderness camp into one of the world’s finest sporting facilities. The property is a wonderful outdoor playground and offers excellent game estate and exceptional free range hunting opportunities.
Due to the range of species, there are exciting trophy hunting opportunities available year round. The mosaic of undulating grasslands, native beech forest, exotic pine or eucalypt plantations and shrub lands creates ideal habitat and cover for deer.
Framed by the magnificent wilderness of the Kaimanawa Mountains it is easy to understand that you are part of a unique hunting experience.
Huntable Species and Trophy Game
- Blue Heeled Tahr
- Dybowski Sika Deer
- Fallow Deer
- Feral Goat
- Himalayan Tahr
- Javan Rusa Deer Sunda Sambar
- Sika Deer
- Apennine Chamois
- Red Stag
- Arapawa Ram Sheep
- South Pacific Chamois
- South Pacific Boar
- Wild Boar Hog