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Check In: 2-6pm |Check Out: 10am
Hours: Office hours 9am - 6pm

Aroha Island is now open for the 21/22 season. Any enquiries please phone (09)4075243 or 0274075243, email or contact form through webpage Kiwi Reserve with self-guided walks to spot kiwi at night; Eco Centre with local information and resources; native & endemic flora & fauna; good quality holiday accommodation & camping facilities; tranquil natural haven close to amenities; accessible causeway linking island to mainland.

Aroha Island is on Kerikeri inlet and offers waterside and bush camping, 2 bush cottages and a 3 bedroom holiday house within a 12-hectare natural environment. The campsite is sheltered and close to the native bush, home to our resident North Island Brown Kiwi. When staying on the island you can look for our kiwi foraging in their natural habitat - we will advise you on the best way to do this. You can soak up the peaceful pace of island life, take our 30-40 minute bush walk, learn more about the birds and trees that inhabitat the island, explore the unique mangrove environs and the stunning night sky. We have a mix of powered and unpowered sites in the lower waterside and upper bush camps. BBQs, gas cookers, fridge/freezer and clean kitchen, shower and toilet facilities available. You need to bring your own crockery, cutlery, pots etc. Hot showers available for $1 for 5 minutes. Water restrictions during summer months. Due to the fragile nature of the island, there is NO smoking or pets allowed on Aroha Island. Our check-in time is between 2pm and 6pm. Please let us know if you expect to arrive outside these hours. To protect our kiwi, the gate is closed at night but access can be arranged with us outside these hours. Aroha Island is managed by Aroha Island Charitable Trust and is owned by Queen Elizabeth II National Trust. Kerikeri is only 12km away and the beautiful Bay of Islands is just beyond that.

Terms and Conditions

The guest will be charged 25% of the total price if they cancel after reservation and the total price if they cancel in 14 days before arrival. Should the cancellation occur due to a Gov't COVID 19 travel restriction or lock-down a full refund will be given less any agency non-refundable fee. NO VACCINATION CERTIFICATE = NO STAY As per NZ Govt advice and after undertaking a site risk assessment Aroha Island Eco Centre & Holiday Accommodation will operate a no vaccination certificate = no stay policy for all guests and visitors aged 12 years and over. This includes all visitors and event guests. The Reservation Holder is responsible to ensure the entire group in the booking is fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and can provide the NZ Government Approved Vaccination Certificate prior to their stay. * Children under the age of 12 at the time of their visit will not be required to show proof of vaccination. Medical Exemption. If you are unable to get a vaccination for medical reasons we ask where possible for you to show a negative test result gained within 72 hours of your arrival. You will also be required to show proof of your exemption. RESPECT Your honesty and co-operation will ensure that we can make the most of summer at Aroha Island & in Northland in general. This policy will be strictly enforced so please do not ask for exceptions. *We acknowledge that not everyone wishes to be vaccinated against Covid-19. However in order to operate as safely as possible Aroha Island is following NZ Government and Ministry Of Health advice. From 20th December 2021 until such time that the NZ Government lifts the vaccination restrictions for hospitality providers you will not be able to stay in our accommodation or campground or attend an event like a wedding at Aroha Island if you cannot prior to your arrival supply us with your vaccine certificate or proof of a negative Covid-19 test result gained within 72 hours of your arrival or proof of your medical exemption. If you cannot comply with the above you will not be able to access Aroha Island. Please let us know immediately. We will arrange a refund of any monies already paid. No refunds will be given if you arrive and there is a failure to comply. What you need to do now: Please reply to this email as soon as you can and at least 7 days before your arrival with the following: 1. Attach the NZ Government Approved Vaccination Certificate(s) for all eligible guests in your party that are 12 years + 2. And/or Upload any MOH Exemption documents 3. Provide full names of all guests and ages (From our telephone conversation I understand it will be yourself and your 2 children aged 4 & 8). 4. Provide vehicle registration number(s) 5. Any unvaccinated guests will have to provide proof of a Negative result Covid-19 test gained within 72 hrs before your arrival. During Your Stay| You may be requested by a member of the Aroha Island team to verify your certificate when visiting the Eco Centre at Aroha Island. H & S protocols during your stay | There will be a heightened cleaning regime by our staff throughout the busy holiday period in both the Kiwi Holiday Home and campground ablutions block. Mask wearing and physical distancing will be required in communal areas like the Eco Centre & camp kitchen and hand- sanitiser will be provided. Shared crockery and cutlery will not be available in the camp kitchen. Please bring your own. All Aroha Island staff are fully vaccinated.