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Address: 177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 407 5243
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Lovely, peaceful spot.

We stayed here two nights - sadly the weather was not very good and we missed out on seeing the kiwis we were hoping to find at night. Comfortable accommodation in the Tui Lodge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maartje M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights - sadly the weather was not very good and we missed out on seeing the kiwis we were hoping to find at night. Comfortable accommodation in the Tui Lodge, all we needed for our short stay. Bush walks and access to beach good. Swimming at high tide only though!

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Thank Maartje M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We felt that this is a little overprice paryicularly as it was winter and very few people there. The area is nice and the campsite good. There are only 4 Kiwis on the island so you should probably stay 2 nights. We heard Kiwis on the first night and saw them 3 times on the second night. Dont forget your... More 

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Thank Rockette62
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a lovely corner of the Bay of Islands where you can go and relax and recoup. The Kiwi are around and if you have time to give to lie and wait you are sure to see one go striding by. They are humorous to watch and when you do you realise you are a guest in their little... More 

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Thank FiCan
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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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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hong kong
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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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Thank hkannie27
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 29, 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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Thank Dianne P
Wellington, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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Thank Duncan W
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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