Aroha Island

Aroha Island



32 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

54 Camping Grounds

11 Kerikeri



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Chris Wilkinson

Ranking: 10/10

We visited Aroha Island in November, initially for one night, however we stopped for 4 nights and would love to have stayed longer. Simon and Kiyo are both very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, the campsite is in a stunning, quiet location on the waterfront within easy reach of Keri Keri, great local walks and beaches. The facilities are modern and very clean. We were also lucky enough to see Kiwis' after a few tips from Simon and a lot of patience. We have been to New Zealand twice now, touring by campervan and whilst there are many lovely campsites dotted around both islands, none were a match for Aroha Island, it's our version of perfect !!! Thank you guys for a wonderful experience. As the great philosopher Arnold Scharznegger once said, "I'll be back !!! "

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Lizzie's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice place but facilities not great for price as showers aren’t included. Great night time trail for spotting kiwi birds though! Just could have better general facilities.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Peter Kennedy

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, peaceful spot. There are two levels. The lower levels (unpowered) have views over the water. The facilities are clean and modern. I enjoyed going for a walk in the dark to find kiwi. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Eline Stoutjesdijk

Ranking: 8/10

Great place to stay to relax, feeling that you are surrounded by nature. The unpowered campsites near the water were a bit windy. Kitchen and showers are good. A nice BBQ area. The highlight of the camping was kiwi spotting in the dark! At the reception we got some information and red covers for our lights. It was exciting to walk in the dark searching for kiwis! We did hear Henrietta the female kiwi real close, but unfortunately did not see her.
The only thing missing are facilities for laundry, but as we only stayed 1 night, that was not a problem.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Wayne Britton

Ranking: 10/10

Nice relaxing and secluded Kiwi Eco park/reserve, good clean and friendly.
Very helpful staff. All in all a great spot.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Lynne Robertson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot for tent right by the beach. Views were great. We didnt see any kiwi but we did hear them. Free wifi by the office. Kitchen was covered outside. They were in process of building an inside kitchen. Overall very nice surroundings for our 2nd night camping.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Kate's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing place. There's so much to do, including a lovely bush walk around the island which takes about an hour. The visitor centre holds a wealth of information, the staff are super helpful, and there are loads of well thought-out activities for children to do (like hunting for bugs). We went kiwi spotting at nightfall with our three year old through the bush, which he thought was terribly exciting and a definite highlight of our holiday. We heard one, but sadly didn't see it. Perhaps our entourage was a bit too noisy! Aroha Island is well worth a visit if you're nearby - allow a full day to make the most of what it has to offer.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Leslie Lindeman

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Try it, you will like it. Very peaceful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago