$3,686 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 10, 2014 Check-out: Sep 13, 2014

Takaro Lodge

5 stars
914 Takaro Road, Te Anau, Te Anau, 9640
Hotel Overview
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Takaro is the perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all, to relax and rejuvenate. The Resort welcome individuals for the organised health retreats and small groups for exclusive rental or private and business functions, plus the Resort are specialists for luxury corporate retreats. This is a privately owned estate, amidst a beautiful sheltered river valley, with mountain views, protected by forest and the wilderness of New Zealands unpolluted nature. The Resort have the purest water, the freshest air and a naturally peaceful environment which automatically supports life. This exclusive rental eco lodge features polished exposed stone walls, traditional log fires and sustainable low energy grass roofs on the wooden lodge and 5 Element and traditional chalets. The surrounding 2500 acre grounds are organic Biogro certified, and include wild deer, grazing cattle, a flock of sheep, a small farm with domestic animals, free range hens, and the organic vegetable and herb gardens. The beauty of the rejuvenation retreat concept lies with the training and education in the best of ancient Eastern understanding and modern knowledge of health and longevity combined with the professional experience in life consultancy, natural relaxation and rejuvenation. The goal is to create the ultimate rejuvenation retreat in New Zealand, and to run Takaro as an exclusive members only international destination. Currently The Resort offer a minimum booking period of 3 nights, on exclusive rental basis, to guarantee you privacy and freedom. The Resort can comfortably accommodate single party bookings of up to 20 guests in the luxurious 5 Element chalets, with room for a further 12 in the Traditional style chalets. The Resort are self catering, so yourself or your private chef, will have use of the fully equipped kitchens, dining room and bar, or the resort can arrange hospitality staff for you. Included is unlimited access to seasonal, fresh organic vegetables and herbs from the well stocked gardens and farm. The emphasis at Takaro is on longevity, peace, nature, well-being, exclusivity and enjoyment. Before guests arrive, we request their date of birth. If desired, our life consultant will make an element analysis for each guest which determines their individual element balance. Guests will be offered to stay in the element apartment according to the elements he/she lacks (for example: if a person lacks water, the water apartment is most suitable). Staying in the most suitable element apartment helps balance the elements naturally, restores the spirit and relaxes the body. However, guests are free to stay in any apartment they choose, if available. Rates are for Exclusive Use of Resorts facilities. Up to 8 guests are included in the rate and bookable on this site. If you are arriving with 9+ guests, a per person extra charge applies, payable directly to the property at Check-In.

Hotel Map

-45.2848 167.9573
Area served
Te Anau
Nearby airports
From Te Anau to Queenstown = 2.2 h - 166 km From Te Anau to Invercargill = 2.15 h - 157 km From Te Anau to Dunedin = 4 h - 289 km From Te Anau to Christchurch = 9.4 h - 641 km
Area description
Takaro is eco lodge located on a 2500 acre organic property, around 30k from Te Anau in Southland. It is a short helicopter ride from Fiordland and Milford Sound (or approximately 3 hours drive) and has its own private airstrip. It is two hours drive from Invercargill and 2.5 hours from Queenstown Airport (20 minutes via helicopter). The property occupies an exceptional position lying along 11k of the Upukerora River. It is surrounded on all sides by Snowdon Forest (DOC land with stewardship status in the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area), with mountains, creeks and native bush. The property is reached via a 15k gravel road, with approximately 7k from the main gate to the lodge itself, meaning it is extremely isolated. It is noticeable for its tranquillity, clean air and water and outstanding natural beauty.

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Takaro Lodge Rooms

Element Chalets - Exclusive Lodge Rental
There are ten 5 Element Chalets - 10 bedrooms + 10 bathrooms + 10 living rooms (5 chalets with King-size doubles and 5 chalets with Queen-size doubles) Our 10 luxury 5-Element Chalets were designed by a Feng Shui expert to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing. Each is decorated with colours, shapes and materials appropriate to one of the Chinese 5 Elements. You choose the one you feel most comfortable with, or we can help you choose which will suit you best. Staying in one of these chalets supports you to relax and unwind quickly and sleep peacefully. Entertain yourself with your personal surround sound cinema and our collection of DVDs and CDs; relax in the Jacuzzi bath or jet shower; or simply sit on the balcony watching the sun set over the mountains. Rates are for Exclusive Use of Resorts facilities.


  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Conference facilities
High-speed internet
Free parking

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
At Takaro resort make your dreams come true. Imagine your function or wedding overlooking the spectacular mountains of Fiordland in your own private pristine paradise. The freedom of the entire lodge is yours for 3 days minimum hire, so you have time to relax and unwind when you arrive and prepare for your big day. Maybe it's a wedding run through, pre wedding celebrations, a ceremony, a presentation for a launch, a welcome party for your guests you will want it to run smoothly and be sensational. The back grounds for photographs can be anything from the 360 degree fountain, to Forest scenes literally on the doorstep, beautiful Mountain views and stylish Lodge interiors.


Self Catering
Takaro is self catering, so yourself or your private chef, will have use of our fully equipped kitchens, dining room and bar, or we can arrange hospitality staff for you. Included is unlimited access to seasonal, fresh organic vegetables and herbs from our well stocked organic gardens and farm.

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Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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