Seven hectares of mangroves and 5 hectares of basalt eruptions from the Rangitane volcano have formed this beautiful peninsula. North Island Brown Kiwi live on the island and they sometimes can be seen and heard at night.
Aroha Island is a natural haven with a wide diversity of New Zealand flora and fauna. If you love nature and have a desire to explore the unique plants and birds of New Zealand, you will enjoy our circular 30 minute discovery walking trail. A short diversion will take you to the island’s Mangrove Platform providing a look at these wonderful plants and the habitat they create. Please supervise children on the mangrove platform at all times. You might want to stop a while and enjoy a picnic at the beach or a BBQ under our shade tent.
At night you have the opportunity to look for kiwi in their natural habitat … more of that below.
Our guests staying on Aroha Island also have the option of a self guided kiwi walk, with the excitement of walking our track at night and discovering our kiwi for yourselves.