This is a privately owned estate, amidst a beautiful sheltered river valley, with mountain views, protected by forest and the wilderness of New Zealand’s unpolluted nature. We have the purest water, the freshest air and a naturally peaceful environment which automatically supports life. he 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 nature. Close to Milford and Doubtful Sound, ideal day trips. Day walks on the famous tracks, Kepler and Milford have day hikes from here. Riding, ATV adventures, Wild Nature Trails and of course Lord of The Rings and Hobbit Tours.
Vacation Rental Property
The combination of natural New Zealand style, modern Western design and the principles of Chinese 5 elements to provide a unique luxury lodge accommodation which promotes health, longevity and spirit.
- 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 )
- 6 Traditional Chalets ��' 6 bedrooms + 6 bathrooms + 6 living rooms
(6 chalets with Queen-size doubles)
- Main lodge building with extensive kitchens and bakery
- Dining & Sitting room
- Bar & Reception area
- Large and smaller meeting rooms
- Private chef
- Free Shopping service
- Fresh produce from our organic farm and garden(subject to seasonal availability)
- Daily housekeeping
- Fire wood
- Welcome Fruit Bowl
- Complimentary Tea & Coffee
- Non alcoholic mini bar
- Daily relaxation classes
- Life consultancy session
- Private cinema (with extensive DVD library)
- Booking and advise on activities
- Friendly help
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
Total bedrooms: 16
Total bathrooms: 16
In House cinema in main lodge, comfortably sits 18 in leather reclining chairs. In room (Chalet) TV surround sound. Log fires, firewood prepared, central heating, fridge, kettle, tea/coffee making and drinks facilities, washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board. Bathrobes, slippers, Foot spa, Towels, Toiletries.
Host and friendly staff, shopping service. Choice of Private chef if required. Housekeeping.
Policies & Restrictions
No Smoking and No Pets
Rates & Availability
5 Element Chalets
Standard Season High Season
Minimum 3 night stay Minimum 7 night stay from 15th December to 15th January
Number of guests Daily Rate Number of guests Daily Rate
1-8 $5,000 1-8 $6,000
Each additional adult from 9 -20 $500 Each additional adult from
9 -20 $550
Minimum 3 night stay High Season
Minimum 7 night stay from 15th December to 15th January
Number of guests Daily Rate Number of guest Daily Rate
1-6 $1,800 1-6 $2,100
Each additional adult from 9 -20 $230 Each additional adult from 9 -20 $280
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.
Flying time to Queenstown
Sydney - Queenstown = 3 h
Brisbane - Queenstown = 3 ½ h
Auckland - Queenstown = 1 h 40 min
Wellington - Christchurch - Queenstown = 2 h
Christchurch - Queenstown = 1 h
Helicopters can land directly in front of your chalet and our private airfield can accommodate light aircraft.
Directions by Road to Takaro
From Queenstown or Invercargill take highway 6.
Follow highway 94 via Mossburn in the direction of Te Anau. Approximately 5 km before Te Anau turn right onto Kakapo Road. There is a small wooden house on the corner of Kakapo Road which is a replica of one of the Takaro’s chalets...
Continue on Kakapo Road which will turn into a gravel road. Follow the signposts to TAKARO. After 1.5km on the gravel road turn left onto Takaro Road (not Dale Road). Follow this road to Takaro’s main gate. The gate is usually closed, but not locked. After another 7km you will reach Takaro.
The total drive is about 28 km from the beginning of Kakapo Road. Please allow at least 35 minutes driving time and be careful driving on the gravel road which is quite narrow and partly winds through forest.
Currently on Offer for all booking prior to December 14th 2012, $2000 discount includes own private chef and housekeeping, organic produce, welcome fruit bowl, complimentary Relaxation classes daily, Life consultancy service and non alcoholic mini bar.
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