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Address: 177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 407 5243
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Kiwi spotting at night

If you want to see the kiwi in their natural habitat then you must stay here overnight. Being a national trust operative there are certain guidelines you need to follow and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you want to see the kiwi in their natural habitat then you must stay here overnight. Being a national trust operative there are certain guidelines you need to follow and a small fee to pay for camping and viewing. At night with our red torch light we walked the well trodden path around the island in search of the... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A bit off the beaten track and worth a visit. Good camping options with or without power and great bush walks. The information centre is worth visiting, or stay overnight - options are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My friends and I were there from 9.30 to 11.30pm and the 4 of us were looked after by our excellent guide, who told us about kiwis and their habits, what we had to look and listen out for before he took us out with our red torches into the darkness. The cost for this was NZ$40 per head (which... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We wanted to go camping after a New Year music festival and Keri Keri is somewhere we love so were delighted to hear about this place. Not only is it a lovely campsite only 10 mins drive from Keri Keri but it's also an eco sanctury that has 5 wild kiwis loving on this island (which is connected to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is an interesting spot, it isn't really an island and you drive right to the ecological centre. There is a campground and walkways. Kiwi are seen regularly here in the evenings. They also have a good education centre with birds and nests. Golden pheasant had been seen here in the past but no long thought to be here now.... More 

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Wellington, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our interest is birding, and Aroha Island has great potential. There is a viewing platform over the mangroves from which we did see a number of elusive Banded Rail at high tide. The bush beside the camping ground also has a range of birds, but there seems to be more emphasis on keeping the visitors and campers happy, than preserving... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Limited amenities from a camping perspective but beautiful area. We even went kiwi hunting at night! The hosts are friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is worth the drive. The display is very interesting and the walks in the area are great.Volunteer staff are very friendly and helpful. We bought some parsley from them which has thrived. If you have time, do the walk to the historic Marsden Cross site nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A very pleasant island to walk around with the potential to see kiwi on their night walks, so would recommend an overnight stay with good support facilities for campers and campervans. Beautifully attractive at high tide and peaceful setting for the tired traveller with an interesting bird display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed for the easter weekend expecting large crowds but we were pleseantly surprised to practically have the place to ourselves. The staff are very welcoming and the camping facilities are great for the price. We stayed on a tent site but the toilet facilities and showers were great. The main attraction is the fact of a night you can... More 

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Address: 177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 407 5243
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri

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