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Couples, Honeymooners & Families
Enjoy eco-luxury with a glamping experience at Takou River’s Magic Cottages, a tranquil riverside retreat which has been voted one of the top 10 luxury lodges in New Zealand.
Magic Cottages is set right on the banks of the Takou River, a paddle away from the beaches of Takou Bay and encased in 150 acres of native bush. At the river, you can fish, swim, paddle and wildlife-watch before settling into your cottage or luxury tent with a delicious gourmet meal made with locally-grown, organic ingredients.
The property is comprised of four private cottages, the lodge and a glamping (luxury camping) site, all of which offer indulgence in the heart of nature. Choose from cosy wood fires, alfresco claw-foot baths, opulent spa treatments or a dip in the hot tub perched right on the riverbank.
We highly recommend the glamping experience for an opportunity to wake up with the chirping birds and go to sleep listening to the bubbling waters of the river – all while retaining the luxuries of sophisticated hotel accommodation, including a super king bed with feather duvet, a vintage-style kitchen and bathroom with hot shower.
The romantic setting and secluded location of Magic Cottages at Takou River ideal for honeymooners and couples, as well as families looking for a private getaway.
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