Article - Win a magical stay at Takou River (competition now closed)

Win a magical stay at Takou River (competition now closed)

Does glamping at a beautiful Northland riverside retreat sound like your ideal summer holiday? Then read on for your chance to win a great competition!

Magic Cottages at Takou River, near Kerikeri, are close to picturesque Takou Bay and surrounded by pastureland, bush and sub-tropical gardens. A luxury camping (glamping) site is the newest addition to the accommodation options.

Set in a private corner of the 150 acre farm and overlooking Takou River, the site is designed for a couple’s weekend away. There’s no tent to set up or sleeping bags to unroll – instead there’s a luxurious safari tent with timber floor, king bed and feather duvet, an outdoor bath with hot running water, and a vintage styled camp kitchen and bathroom with a solar powered fridge and oven. A table and chairs, crockery and cutlery are all provided, along with a bathroom equipped with a hot shower. And you have your own private jetty for a bit of fishing or swimming, and a canoe for a trip up river.

Eco-friendly indulgence

The 150 acre property is certified organic and is home to abundant native birdlife and plants - more than 40,000 native trees have been planted since 2004.

The owners make sure your stay at Takou River has minimal environmental impact, by using solar power at the glamping site, harvesting and using rainwater, treating water without chemicals, recycling grey water for irrigation, using energy efficient appliances and lighting, segregating waste, recycling and composing, using ecostore cleaning products, harvesting from organic vegetable gardens and implementing a carbon offset programme.

Take a look at the environmental action plan to see how Takou River is made as sustainable as possible.

To be in the draw to win, fill out the form below, which includes naming another of the accommodation options other than the glamping site at

<a data-cke-saved-href="" href="">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a>

Terms and Conditions: Competition open to NZ residents only. Entries close December 21, 2015. The winner will be notified by email. The prize is for a stay for two people for two nights at the glamping site at Magic Cottages at Takou River. The person who fills out this online form will get one entry into the draw. Entries can also be made by filling out the form in store at ecostore, 1 Scotland St, Freemans Bay, Auckland. Entries are limited to one per (valid) email address, either through this online form or the entry form in store. The prize is non transferrable and does not include transport to and from Magic Cottages. The offer is valid between 7 January 2016 and 31 March 2016 (some holiday weekend exclusions will apply).

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    How magical Merry Christmas to you EcoStore xx
    By Rebecca Taylor on Sat December 19, 2015
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    Hi Clare, the submit button is there so it may be worth hard refreshing your browser or opening the blog in another browser to see if it will display ok. Thank you!
    By Melanie Rands on Fri December 11, 2015
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    Trying to enter competition but there's no submit button...
    By Clare on Tue December 08, 2015

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