ACTIVITIES AT MAGIC COTTAGES
Magic Cottages at Takou River are perfectly situated to explore the Far North, wider Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri areas, and yet hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the larger tourists areas.
Enjoy the peace, seclusion and beauty of Takou River while still being able to experience the best scenic, cultural, historical, gourmet and outdoor activities the region has to offer. Blessed by a balmy sub-tropical climate, the Far North earns its reputation as the ‘Winterless North’. Your stay at Magic Cottages and Takou River is about so much more than just your accommodation (although you may be tempted never to venture further afield!)
Paddle upstream to discover secluded swimming and picnic spots, or downstream to beautiful deserted beaches.
The perfect retreat for intimate elopements, honeymoons & babymoons.
Replenish with some of our wonderful massages or spa treatments.
Relax in your own private alfresco claw foot bath or our magical riverside Hot Tub.
Wander through the lush 5-acre sub-tropical gardens to the soundtrack of native birdlife.
Surf, beach comb, swim, picnic and explore the beautiful, deserted Takou Bay.
Explore our 150-acre organic farm along marked walks that follow the river, through pastures and native bush to secluded swimming and picnic spots.
Pick a book, laze in a hammock and bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing.
Hunt for shellfish or take a fishing rod and try your luck in the river from our floating jetty, or surf cast at the beach.