Aroha Island Eco Centre & Holiday Accommodation


⏰ 0:00 - 24:00

💵 NZ$94 - NZ$193

🌏 177 Rangitane Road RD1, Kerikeri 0294 New Zealand (View map)

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Room type

  • Ocean view

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Suites

  • Family rooms

Number of rooms


About us

Aroha Island offers a range of high quality accommodation: Aroha Kiwi Holiday House, our bush cottages Fantail Cottage and Tui Cottage as well as beach and bush camping - unpowered sites down by our sheltered Kerikeri inlet beach or a choice of powered or unpowered sites in our upper bush campground. Aroha Island is a 12ha sanctuary in the Kerikeri Inlet and is a short 12km drive north east of Kerikeri, in the stunning Bay of Islands. It’s the perfect place to just relax or to use as a holiday base to explore the area. A causeway links the island to the mainland, providing convenient vehicle access. It is a natural haven with a wide diversity of New Zealand plants and birds including the rare North Island Brown Kiwi. When you stay on the island you can self-guide to look for the kiwi in their natural habitat. Our staff will advise you of how to increase your chances of seeing them. During the day you can stroll the private beach, take a bush walk, explore the mangroves, look for birds and check out the information in the Eco Centre. Please note because of the presence of Kiwi & the sensitive nature of the island, there is “No Pets, No Smoking and No Fires” on Aroha Island. Thank you.
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⏳ 01-2021

Camping with Kiwi

You're not guaranteed to see Kiwi when you stay here but you will hear them. They are loud, proud and very nocturnal. This is a lovely camping spot with simple, clean facilities. The walking tracks around the island are perfect for birdwatching too.
⏳ 02-2020

See kiwis in the wild

We recently stayed two nights at Aroha Island in one of the cottages. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had a visitor from overseas staying with us and wanted t show her some of the beauty of Northland and the Far North. Thought Aroha Island would be a great place to stay and give us all the chance of seeing kiwis in the wild. As it turned out we did not see any kiwis although we heard them around us. There was no moon those nights so little light to see by and shining flashlights only keeps them away. Our hosts did provide red filters to put over the torches which was some help.... but young eyes would certainly help. :-) The cottage we stayed in slept 4 (one queen, 2 single beds) and was clean, fresh, and airy. Had all the amenities to cook or BBQ. There are also camping facilities there too. The island is small and easy to navigate. Nice bush walks, and you can swim at high tide. Close enough to Kerikeri to access the shops and restaurants there. Also close to Opito Bay where you can swim all tides. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. There is a common area at reception that shows the great work they are doing towards protecting and conserving kiwi. The staff are very knowledgeable and happy to talk about kiwis and the local wild life. Although we did not see kiwis ourselves this visit we are planning to return for another look. Remember: This is not a hotel/motel but a unique opportunity to see kiwi in their natural habitat. …
Cameron Pease
⏳ 01-2020


Stayed over for one night at the campsite, after making a last minute booking. Showers and cleaning facilities were brilliant compared to most camp grounds. Owners were exceptually helpful, finding us a more sheltered campsite when it was windy by the waterfront. Great setting with nature surrounding you. Would go back in a heart beat!
⏳ 01-2020

Excellent Place to Get Away From it All

Stayed at powered site in upper campground. All facilities are excellent and clean, lovely short walks and chance of seeing a Kiwi (we heard them!). Totally recommend this if you want a relaxing time away from it all, very peaceful. A hidden Gem!
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