Total cost for a couple staying 2 nights  - $850

Package Includes

• 2 nights boutique accommodation for a couple in your own self-contained cottage with cotton linen, cosy throws, feather duvets, Super King or King bed and en suite bathroom
• Gourmet 3-course dinner for 2 people to enjoy at your leisure in your accommodation
• Free use of kayaks, canoes and fishing rods with the deserted sandy beaches of Takou Bay a short paddle downstream
• 5 acres of secluded sub-tropical gardens to wander
• 150 acres of certified organic pasture, native bush and riverside walkways to explore
• Complimentary toiletries, candles, fresh flowers and magazines in your cottage
• Your own private alfresco claw foot bath or indoor spa bath (The Lodge) free to use when ever you like

Choose from: Magic Cottage – the ultimate romantic retreat, voted one of the Top Ten Luxury Lodges in New Zealand. River and Summer Cottages – cosy 2 bedroom cottages with wood fires, private, romantic out door claw-foot baths set in the stunning gardens. The Lodge - with its beautiful north facing views to the river, wood fire and indoor spa bath. The Shearers' Cottage - with its secluded sunken alfresco bath, cosy fire and spacious interior. And last but not least, our exclusive Luxury Camping or 'Glamping' site – designed for a couple, with its beautiful safari style tent and private outdoor claw foot bath overlooking the river.

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Decadent Dinner for 2

Indulge in a delicious gourmet three-course meal brought to you in your accommodation at Takou River. Select your choice of starters, main courses and desserts from the delicious menu created by Colin Ashton, from the Award Winning Kerikeri Restaurant, ‘Food at Wharepuke’.
Let us tempt you . . .


  1. Antipasto platter (for 2 people to share) includes, rice paper prawn rolls, cold meats, seafood, homemade dips, bread and crackers. Vegetarian option available
  2. Tom Yum (spicy Thai soup with free range chicken/fish or tiger prawns)
  3. Tom Ka Gai (Thai soup with free range chicken, coconut and basil)
  4. Home made soup of the day with seasonal vegetables (vegetarian)
  5. Hawke's Bay lamb loin salad with Nahm Jim dressing
  6. Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls, sweet and sour dipping sauce


  1. Thai green curry of free range chicken, zucchini, eggplant, basil and coriander
  2. Free range chicken Chang Mai and jasmine rice
  3. Tofu Green Curry with seasonal vegetables, and coriander
  4. Venison loin, roasted kumara, beetroot puree Pinot jus
  5. Aged Angus eye fillet, creamy mash, seasonal greens, Cafe de Paris butter
  6. Market fish, preparation changes daily


  1. Award winning kaffir lime and lemongrass Panna cotta, with vanilla roasted seasonal fruit
  2. Sticky date pudding, toffee sauce and cream
  3. Home made cheesecake

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