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Aroha Island Ecocentre

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Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Kiwi lodge, fabulous accomodation not luxury but good comfortable beds and everything you need, and the location more than makes up for anything you might miss. Great views and possibilities of Kiwi viewing as well make this a stay we will repeat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Aroha Island. Wow! What a magic place. Only a few kilometres from Kerikeri, but in a world of its own. Tho it’s not really an island, being connected to the mainland by a causeway. It’s an amazing place to stay. We, being a group of friends, rented the house (Kiwi Cottage) and the two studios for a mid-winter 3-day weekend...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in our camper. After a month in NZ, I can honestly say that this little place is in my top 5. Gorgeous place to relax and swim during the day and the opportunity to spot brown kiwi at night, amazing! Be patient, you'll find them!

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Thank PGONeill
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed on the island for a few weeks wwoofing and it was amazing. The staff and owners are so friendly and provide everyone with vital information about where and when to see the kiwis. We were lucky enough to see one for a few minutes!! The camp site is very peaceful with a lovely BBQ area and clean facilities....

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Thank Kellylow15
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We loved staying here with our whanua. This was a special experience for us and looking for kiwis was magical two of our party saw one, There is always next time. It was so amazing feeling waking up to bird song and looking out at such a beautiful view. I would so love to live here. I think I left...

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1Thank KimHartley2016
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed for just 1 night while on a trip around the bay of islands. Since it is the end of the peak holiday season it was quiet and had few visitors. Very lucky for us we saw 2 wild kiwis on our night walk. Fantail cottage is basic but clean, the location idyllic

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Peaceful setting with beautiful views. The pitches were fine but not many with power. Best sites were beside the water on the lower level, but without power. Shores and kitchen were adequate and clean. No dump station so need to use Kerikeri municipal. 4 kiwis on site but difficult to find, however red torches provided for nighttime exploration.

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2Thank Paul S
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 19 November 2015

As all the camps in NZ also this one is overpriced for what you get: Small and not clean showers and kitchen and piece of land where you can camp. For 20$ per person I think it is way too much. Otherwise the staff is friendly and helpful with kiwi-spotting tips.

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Sunnyvale, CA
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I wish I could give it more than just 5 stars. This place is just perfect, and probably the best vacation spot I have ever been to!! How much did we like it? Well, we were supposed to stay here for 3 nights, then spend the next night (last of our vacation) in Auckland and spend our last vacation day...

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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

The actual island is absolutely amazing. A really quiet retreat where the stars of the show are the kiwis! We saw three on our two nights stay and it was an amazing memorable experience. We stayed in the fantail cabin for our two nights. I would probably rate the cabin as 'average' boosted by the obvious kiwi attraction. The cabin...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Aroha Island Ecocentre

Address: 177 Rangitane Road | RD1, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $116 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Tui cabin is big and right in the middle of the forest!!”
 of 5 bubbles lanamom, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Lodge is attached to exhibit area. Might be noisy during school outings or summer. Quiet for us at end of January. Other cottages are attached to each other...like a duplex. Go for the lodge and the views.”
 of 5 bubbles Skipatroller, 11 Feb 2015 | Read review
“there are cabins available”
 of 5 bubbles JEANZUk, 31 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Stayed in the Fantail cottage and loved it. Important tip: If you are not going to be bringing a vehicle, make sure you get a stock of food for yourself which would last you for your stay as the supermarkets are 12 Kms away.”
 of 5 bubbles travelst0ries, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The Tui cottage is quite a big spacious place if you want more room a bigger bath etc. The Fantail cottage is a cozy nest suited for a small family of 4.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwiboy146, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
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