Driving south you'll find the bustling resort town of Taupō.
An impressive lake is the lynchpin of a varied landscape offering all manner of activities and sights that will fix themselves in your memory: 220,000 litres of water per second pouring over the Huka Falls or early morning sunshine sparkling on Lake Taupō against a backdrop of volcanic mountains.
Nearby you'll find Poronui Estate a short drive from the town of Taupo off the Napier Highway.
A jewel in the wilderness. Visit this fabled back country lodge for outdoor adventures and the opportunity to rough it in luxury. Poronui is preferred by the world's most discerning outdoor enthusiasts and offers a uniquely New Zealand experience, with 16,000 acres of private wilderness, luxury accommodation and some of the purest air on the planet.
Poronui is the perfect scene for just about any outdoor adventure. Set in the foothills of the Kaimanawa mountains in the central plateau of the North Island, this unique environment provides visitors a taste of so much that is special about New Zealand. Even more impressive is the range of natural habitats and environmental features available in one location, from indigenous beech forest to rolling manuka-clad hills and miles of pristine fishing water.
On the opposite side of Lake Taupo from the township and perfectly placed, sitting above the lake is luxury lodge and golf course, The Kinloch Manor.