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Takaro LodgeHoliday Rural House to rent in Te Anau South Island - New Zealand Ref: 2605435

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Takaro - experience your own remote, exclusive rental, luxury, eco lodge at the edge of the world! The perfect retreat for those who want to relax and rejuvenate. Health retreats or Detox and special luxury corporate retreats.


Property Type: Rural House
Catering: Self-catering
  • Max guests 32
  • 16 Bedroom(s)
  • 5 Bathroom(s)
  • 5 Separate WC(s)
  • 11 Shower Room(s)

Property available for...

  • Corporate bookings
  • Short term breaks (4 days or fewer)
  • Holiday lets (1 to 4 weeks)

Type of holiday

  • Family
  • Golfing
  • Bird watching
  • Sightseeing
  • Ski & Snow
  • Walking & Hiking



Inclusions for both high and low season include:
• Exclusive use of Takaro facilities
(main lodge building with an extensive fully equipped professional kitchen and bakery, guest dining room, sitting room, bar and reception area, large and smaller meeting rooms, private cinema, 5 element chalets and traditional chalets)
• Daily housekeeping
• Self-catering or bring your private chef or we can book hospitality for you
• Use of our professional kitchen
• Shopping you provide the list and we organise it for you
• Fresh produce from our organic garden/farm (subject to seasonal availability)
• Fire wood
• Non alcoholic beverages
• Non alcoholic mini bar
• Daily relaxation class and Life consultancy session
• Private cinema (with extensive DVD library)
• Booking activities
• Friendly help

Business Facilities:
Takaro hosts the perfect retreat for high-level private meetings or merges and teambuilding activities. There are 3 main rooms in which to hold your meetings. Each room has a very different atmosphere and environment and can cater for all different kinds of meetings and events. We also have a number of smaller breakout rooms available on request. For small meetings, you may even prefer the comfort of the luxurious living areas in each of the chalets.

Theatre Style Max 50
Cabaret Style Max 20
Boardroom Style Max 20
Reception Max 50

Rejuvenating Environment:
Takaro offers a rejuvenating retreat for you, your team or your clients. Relax and unwind, regain your energy, clear your mind and prepare for new achievements. Daily relaxations with our Life Consultants are included in your exclusive hire. We can tailor your retreat according to your personal requirements, all to help you to increase your energy.

Takaro boardroom can sit up to 50 people theatre style and is equipped with state of the art audio and visual equipment, Wi-Fi access, microphones. There is an in house cinema which seats up to 18 in comfortable reclining armchairs.

Takaro is self catering. Bring along your private chef or let us organise a Celebrity chef for you or Professional catering team and we will provide them with fresh organic produce from our vegetable gardens and farm. We provide complimentary non alcoholic mini bar and drinks service. Currently we are not licensed but you are welcome to BYO.

Currently we offer a minimum booking period of 3 nights, on exclusive rental basis, to guarantee you privacy and freedom. We 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.

Takaro exclusive rental includes:
• 10 luxury 5 Element Chalets – 10 bedrooms + 10 bathrooms + 10 living rooms
(5 chalets with King-size doubles and 5 chalets with Queen-size doubles)

Our aim is for every guest to be rejuvenated by the time they leave Takaro – and of course the longer you stay the more deeply rejuvenated you will be.

We offer a range of Individual retreats to help you to improve you physical or emotional health, release stress or learn how to face life’s challenges. Our Rejuvenation Session is the most powerful way to achieve this. For best effect we recommend a Rejuvenation Session every day of your stay.

A range of classes and courses introduce you to some highly energising exercises and some of the principles of natural rejuvenation.

We also offer a range of follow up services so you can maintain your rejuvenation after you go home. We will introduce these when you come to Takaro.


Description of Interior

Exclusive use of Takaro facilities
(main lodge building with an extensive fully equipped professional kitchen and bakery, guest dining room, sitting room, bar and reception area, large and smaller meeting rooms, private cinema, 5 element chalets and traditional chalets)

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.


Garden and Exterior

You can reach Takaro 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. The property include wild deer, grazing cattle, a flock of sheep, a small farm with domestic animals, free range hens and our organic vegetable and herb gardens.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.



  • Max guests 32
  • 16 Bedroom(s)
  • 5 Bathroom(s)
  • 11 Shower room(s)
  • 5 Separate WC(s)
  • 11 Double bed(s)
  • 10 Single bed(s)
  • 6 Sofa bed(s)

Linen and Towels

  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Beach towels provided for extra charge
  • Cleaning included


  • Central heating
  • Cots available
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Log fire
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Washing machine
  • WI-FI available


  • Stove Top / Hob
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Board games

Garden and Exterior

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Mountain view
  • BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Secure parking
  • Climbing frame
  • Trampoline
  • Shared garden
  • Private fishing lake/river
  • Table and Chairs
  • Umbrella/Parasol
  • Valley view


  • Bicycles available
  • Quads

Suitable for...

Suitable for children Yes
Suitable for elderly Yes
Suitable for wheelchairs Not suitable
Pets welcome No
Smoking No


Time Period Price per week in EUR
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Rental Conditions

3 night minimum stay for 1 - 8 people + GST includes private chef, housekeeping and concierge.



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Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Town Te Anau



Lake Te Anau 30 kilometres
Milford Sound 177 kilometres
Queenstown 200 kilometres


Car advised: Yes



  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Lake
  • Mountaineering
  • National park
  • Sailing
  • Skiing (Snow)
  • Walking


Local Area

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 hour’s drive from Invercargill and 2.5 hours from Queenstown Airport (20 minutes via helicopter).

Takaro is a perfect base from which to explore the magical Fiordland area and the must see Milford and Doubtful Sounds are an easy trip from Takaro. We are surrounded by locations for Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films and some were even filmed on the property itself, this whole area has an other worldly beauty and peace about it. The grandeur of the mountains, and the light.

Many world renowned Tramping tracks start out from Te Anau, the Kepler and the Milford, and many more. The scenic town of Te Anau itself, has a variety of restaurants, cafes, there is shopping for local products and activities such as cruises on Lake Te Anau, trips to its famous Glow worm caves, a round of Golf on the 18 hole Lakeside course. The Southern scenic route is easily accessed from Takaro which makes a good break point in a longer exploration of the South Island.


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