In our Eco park Visitors Centre you can enjoy our kiwi and bird displays as well as our mural depicting a day and night at Aroha. You can learn about the history of the island, browse our library or the kids can learn and have fun in our interactive children’s corner.
The Centre is open 7 days a week 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. There is free parking next to the Centre and we have good disabled access and toilets.
The Centre is available to schools and groups, it has a large meeting space, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, a sunny deck and a BBQ area. You can hire the Eco Centre from $30 per hour. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. The Eco Centre has DVD player, projector and screen for presentations and also has a heat pump for those cooler winter days.
Aroha Island is a perfect location for any event. We have hosted weddings, walking groups, interest groups, workshops, annual get togethers, family reunions, schools and university day trips & camps and work training events. If you are looking for a location in a beautiful setting then contact our managers today to discuss your requirements.
Children can enjoy our environmental learning area with a dramatic wall mural by Kylie Penn, Peter Machin’s imaginative furniture incorporating Aroha’s manuka and traditional flax work by Tiwai Rawiri and the Haratu Marae. The room is kitted out with educational books, magazines, hands-on resources and puppets as well as a range of conservation-related activities for all ages.