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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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True Kiwi Dreamland

We camped here on several occasions and also stayed in the Fantail cabin, great place staff are... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Probably the place with a highest chance to meet KIWI!

We stayed here for our last night in New Zealand and definitely for a great reason - to see a kiwi... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Lyon, France
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177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
+64 9-407 5243

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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
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

Thank Svetlana_Lithuania
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.

Thank ManjidelMondo
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
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
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

Thank Leeuw605
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
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This place is lovely and peaceful and showing New Zealand's scenery in its natural environment. Very welcoming guides and full of information, their passion for the place was very evident. Would be a lovely place to stay in a motorhome,

Thank 1811027Scott
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The walk around the island is very peaceful and it is interesting to see where the kiwi have been foraging for food

Thank cerita1
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Aroha Island has become an incredible place to visit, whether for a walk, a swim, or an overnight visit! You just have to book ahead for a guided Kiwi walk--the opportunity to see a Kiwi in the wild is amazing! The folks are very helpful,...More

Thank _rmjewell
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