Aroha Island Ecological Centre, Kerikeri

4.6
#2 of 7 in Wildlife in Kerikeri
Aroha is a secluded island offering a unique ecological experience. It is home to North Island Brown Kiwi and a diversity of other birds and wildlife. Aroha Island comprises of 7 hectares mangroves and a 5 hectare island at Rangitane about 12km NE of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands in Northland, New Zealand. Travel towards Opito Bay then follow the brown Aroha Island signs.

Aroha Island is linked to the mainland via a causeway and is open to both day visitors and holiday makers looking holiday accommodation or camping facilities. Aroha Island is open to day visitors between 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Aroha Island is also a stockist of Silver Sparrow jewellery https://www.facebook.com/silversparrownz
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  • We went in a group of four during them week and enjoyed a peaceful, relaxing time. Lovely walks, plentiful birdlife. We took both cottages which were separate from the camping ground and office...  more »
  • We were here around the end of November. We had a lot of choice as where to park our campervan. Beautiful campsite near the water with a new kitchen with two stoves, a fridge and some pots and pans...  more »
  • It's a really charming campingground one part is surrounded by wood sand the other part ls directly on the seaside. Its a perfect location for kiwi sighting as well. The owners of this place are just....  more »
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  • We have just been on a school trip to Aroha Island... we had a wonderful time and our hosts were wonderful. They took such good care of us. Can't wait to go back again. Very clean and well set out facilities. Loved learning about kiwis and listening to all the birds. Beautiful view from the lodge. A must go to camping area with lots to learn and explore for kids and adults alike.
  • Peaceful and calm. Great if you want some down time.
  • Want to see a Kiwi - go there, so many great things to do in KeriKeri. Had no idea it was there...
  • So quiet. Nice walking tracks.
  • Top experience. Hugely rewarding

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