Enjoy the flourishing birdlife; wander the beautiful riverbank through pasture and native bush; escape the noise and stress of daily life in the enchanted gardens; borrow a rod and fish or find your own secluded swimming spot in the river; paddle a kayak from the Boathouse to deserted sandy beaches; relax, refresh and romance in your very own private alfresco claw-foot bath – or simply bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing.


The Lodge, River, Summer and Shearers’ Cottages have Wi-Fi. Guests at Magic Cottage and our Luxury Campsite have internet access in the Guest Office, where there is also a phone for local calls, local area information, books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and games to borrow. The Guest Office can also be used for charging phones, computers and cameras etc. There is no mobile phone coverage at Takou River (a signal is available 1 km up the road). The Lodge, River, Summer and Shearers’ Cottages have TVs, DVDs and i-pod Docs. There is a guest laundry, and The Shearers’ Cottage also has its own laundry in the cottage.

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A stay at Takou River is about so much more than just your accommodation. As a guest at Takou River you have access to a wonderful range of amenities including your own private and romantic outdoor claw-foot bath and cosy wood fire; 5 acres of organic sub-tropical gardens to wander and explore; the tranquil Takou River to fish, swim, paddle and discover; our private boathouse and jetty with free kayaks, canoes and fishing rods to borrow at your leisure; our beautiful 150 acre certified organic farm with marked walks along the river, through pastures and native bush to secluded swimming and picnic spots, and last but not least, the beautiful and deserted sandy beaches a short paddle downstream at Takou Bay. To indulge even further, you can also enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating massages and spa treatments in the comfort and privacy of your own accommodation; delicious gourmet meals brought to your cottage for you to enjoy at your leisure, and last but not least, an evening in our unique free- standing Hot Tub filled just for you and perched magically on the banks of the river. Lie back and soak in the steaming tub with flickering candles, sipping bubbles while gazing at the beautiful night sky and our magical glow-worms. This is the ultimate in candle-lit riverside romance.

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Magic Cottage At Takou River
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