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Aroha Island Ecological Centre

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177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
+64 9-407 5243
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Narrow road onto the island would not be a great place to meet any opposing traffic. We were in... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
James H
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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Our family of five spent a night here in our tent and wish we could have stayed longer. So... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Saartjies
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Narrow road onto the island would not be a great place to meet any opposing traffic. We were in search of a kiwi siting but the tours were all booked up (and they were quite expensive for a night stroll around the island). The staff...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Our family of five spent a night here in our tent and wish we could have stayed longer. So peaceful. Beautiful setting on the Keri Keri inlet. We went night spotting for kiwi and bushwalking, kyaked and swum.Facilities ate absolutely immaculate. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Saartjies
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

What an amazing experience. A guided walking tour around this eco centre. The guide seemed confident we would see a kiwi...and we weren't disappointed. Within about 30 minutes of waiting in the dark [being bitten by mossies!!] we saw what we had been waiting for...a...More

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We camped here on several occasions and also stayed in the Fantail cabin, great place staff are dedicated and very friendly, wonderful hosts and the camp grounds well maintained. We had a waterside camp site and the views are amazing. Loved waking to the gentle...More

Thank geraldw557
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stayed here for our last night in New Zealand and definitely for a great reason - to see a kiwi! The hosts were so welcoming and helpful, they even provided red filters to cover our torches and explained in details how to observe the...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I spent a morning here looking for birds. Beautiful site surrounded by water. Also looked like a great place to camp.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Awesome tour at dusk and the guide spent quite a lot of time and care tracking the kiwis down for us. We went from 9pm to 11pm and saw the two kiwis emerge from their nest, and then tracked one through the middle of the...More

Thank KiwiFerrari
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I went here for some birdwatching whilst staying with friends in nearby Kerikeri. It is really worth a visit, with various different habitats, and birds in abundance. The people who work here are very friendly and helpful, pointing me in the direction of where I...More

Thank JJL1666
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We camped here, and what a good choice! Great facilities, with gascookers and seating undercover, microwave, waterboiler, fridge and water available. Showers cost 1$ for 5minutes. You can walk around the island with mangroves and a small beach. At night go out and spot the...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is how life should be loved it. Looking for Kiwi is something every New Zealander should do. I don't know if I want to write this review as it felt like I had discovered a real New Zealand treasure.

Thank KimHartley2016
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