Few places on earth are as majestic as New Zealand, and at Takaro lodge, an exclusive retreat on the South Island, you may just find your own slice of heaven. Takaro is an intimate and remote getaway housing up to 32 guests, situated in the thick of natural landscape and wilderness. About 45 miles southwest of Queenstown, the resort was originally only accessible via light aircraft, but can now be reached by road, and yet maintains its far-flung feel in order to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation. The river valley surrounds you at Takaro, with rolling hills so brilliantly green it is difficult to believe your eyes. The property is, fittingly, ecologically efficient in design, including grass roofs, wooden construction, and 2,500 acres of certified organic pasture - all coming together to promote Takaro's overall ideology of peace, nature, well-being, and exclusivity. Accommodations are set in individual chalets, each with multiple rooms and en-suite baths. The luxurious 5-Element Chalets feature luxury spa bathrooms, and living lounges replete with complimentary mini bars, projection televisions, and wood-burning fireplaces. Of course, the views from every room are nothing short of spectacular.