Takaro Lodge


Time to recharge the batteries in a breathtakingly beautiful and pristine setting – there is no better place than the comfortable Takaro Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island.


Translated from the Maori language, Takaro means “relaxation” or “recreation”. And certainly, both terms are quite adequate: The Takaro Lodge is not only set amidst a lush, green river valley but has also been constructed in harmony with the Feng-Shui concept.


It is the perfect place to regain your balance, read more » breathing the clean mountain area and relishing the serene tranquillity of the undisturbed nature. The Takaro Lodge charms the senses and captivates the heart.


It is not surprising that Peter Jackson chose these regions to shoot the legendary trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Several of the original film locations are located in the vicinity.


Refined comforts, nature’s charms and a healthy gourmet cuisine: The cuisine is a spectacular fusion between occidental and oriental flavours. Not just delicious but also very healthy, the Takaro’s specialities are designed to ensure your wellbeing.


Fresh vegetables, fruit and salads are included into the menu whenever they are seasonally available. Butter, cheese and yoghurt are home-made and the meat is provided by the hotel’s own livestock breeding.


Even the tea is produced locally: A variety of herbs grown and dried onsite are used to create delicious blends. The Takaro Lodge is set about 32 kilometres from Te Anau and 50 kilometres from the Doubtful Sound.


A holiday in harmony with Mother Nature – welcome to the luxurious Takaro Lodge in New Zealand! Allow INTOSOL to take you to wonderful retreat that promises supreme relaxation.


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Without any doubt, the Takaro Lodge is something quite special. On your arrival, you may give your birth date for a Feng-Shui expert to calculate the appropriate elements to determine your accommodation read more » unit.


In total, the Takaro Lodge offers ten luxurious chalets, which have all been constructed, designed and furnished in harmony with the five Feng Shui elements. Colours, shapes and materials play a crucial role in the design.


Without exception, the roofs have been planted with grass. Five of the chalets have been decked out and named after the elements “Earth”, “Wind”, “Water”, “Fire” and “Metal”.


The remaining five chalets are the traditional units. However, underfloor heating, heated towel racks, jet shower and a Jacuzzi go a little beyond the established concept of “traditional”.


Room service is available around the clock and the mini bar and coffee corner allow you to help yourself to a cold or hot drink whenever desired. A safe protects your valuables and the TV and DVD player provide entertainment.


Of course, you may prefer to settle down on the balcony to enjoy the views of the mountains and the lush, green valley. On a cold night, you may cuddle up in front of a crackling fire lit in your room’s open fireplace.


Only the chalet “Water” offers an aquarium instead of a fireplace. Having spent a long day out and about exploring the breathtaking nature, sink into the large and cosy beds for a refreshing night’s sleep. Welcome to the Takaro Lodge in New Zealand!


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You can do everything or nothing. The Takaro Lodge offers a range of activities – but you may also decide to spend a day daydreaming or burying yourself in a good book.


Take a bottle of wine and a read more » picnic basket down to the river, listening to the birds and the sound of the water. Or visit the famous Te Anau glow-worm caves.


Stroll the pristine forest at your leisure or set out exploring on horseback. Alternatively, cast hook, line and sinker into the river or Lake Te Anau to catch some dinner.


Then there are the unforgettable highlights: A light aircraft or helicopter may take you on a scenic flight to admire the striking panoramas from the air that keep your camera clicking.


In the winter months, the helicopter may also drop you off high up in the mountains to lay down the first skiing tracks on an untouched mountain side – every truly enthusiastic skiers dream!


Those who enjoy the gentleman’s sport golf may whack a ball or two across the greens of the Te Anau golf course. Or send some spray flying on a jet boat tour. Changing back down a gear, visit the charming towns Milford and Doubtful.


Having been active in the beautiful environment, return to the Takaro Lodge for a professional spa treatment applied by caring hands. Afterwards, relax in the steam bath or sauna, soak in the Jacuzzi or take a splash in the indoor pool.


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