Welcome to Aroha Island Eco Centre,
holiday accommodation and camping
Aroha Island Eco Centre is just a short 12km drive north east of Kerikeri, in the stunning Bay of Islands. It is a natural haven with a wide diversity of New Zealand plants and birds including North Island Brown Kiwi. We invite you to come and relax in a peaceful setting. Take a moment to watch our video and get a taste of what awaits you.
Stroll the private beach, kayak the inlet, take a bush walk, look for birds and check out the information in the Eco Centre. We offer a range of accommodation; Campground, Bush Cottages and our inlet view Lodge…. so why not stay for a night or more. Explore the island at night for a chance to see kiwi; one of the few places in New Zealand where you have the opportunity to see kiwi in their natural habitat.
Aroha has been lovingly restored by volunteers, and continues to be managed by the Aroha Island Charitable Trust. By staying here you will also be helping us to protect and enhance this special environment.
Aroha Island comprises 7 hectares of mangroves and a 5 hectare island at Rangitane. A causeway links the island to the mainland, providing permanent and convenient vehicle access to both day visitors and holiday makers staying in our holiday accommodation.
We welcome day visitors, holiday makers, schools and groups. If you love nature and have a desire to see some of the unique plants and birds of New Zealand, you’ll love your time at Aroha Island. A truly unique ecological experience awaits you!