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Address: 177 Rangitane Loop Rd, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-407 5243
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Lovely place

I went here for some birdwatching whilst staying with friends in nearby Kerikeri. It is really worth a visit, with various different habitats, and birds in abundance. The people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JJL1666
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Colchester, United Kingdom

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for some birdwatching whilst staying with friends in nearby Kerikeri. It is really worth a visit, with various different habitats, and birds in abundance. The people who work here are very friendly and helpful, pointing me in the direction of where I might find the birds I was after. The reserve itself is not massive, so you... More 

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Balmoral, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We camped here, and what a good choice! Great facilities, with gascookers and seating undercover, microwave, waterboiler, fridge and water available. Showers cost 1$ for 5minutes. You can walk around the island with mangroves and a small beach. At night go out and spot the kiwi that live on the island, really exciting! Just a wonderfully relaxing place to stay,... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is how life should be loved it. Looking for Kiwi is something every New Zealander should do. I don't know if I want to write this review as it felt like I had discovered a real New Zealand treasure.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This place is lovely and peaceful and showing New Zealand's scenery in its natural environment. Very welcoming guides and full of information, their passion for the place was very evident. Would be a lovely place to stay in a motorhome,

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Kerikeri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

The walk around the island is very peaceful and it is interesting to see where the kiwi have been foraging for food

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Aroha Island has become an incredible place to visit, whether for a walk, a swim, or an overnight visit! You just have to book ahead for a guided Kiwi walk--the opportunity to see a Kiwi in the wild is amazing! The folks are very helpful, the information centre is great--will worth a visit!

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Thank _rmjewell
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

We would recommend a visit to the island (now firmly joined to the mainland by a concrete section of road) during daylight hours as it is a beautiful 25 minute walk around the reserve and a good chance to familiarise yourself with the tracks and terrain. Then return at night for a guided tour ($40 pp) that goes for at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Within an hour of arriving I was completely relaxed, refreshed and feeling in vacation mode! The Lodge accommodation is amazing! Roomy, comfy and easy with a breathtaking view of the sea framed with native bush and songs of the tui. Awesome swimming at lower beach, great ablution block and BBQ area! All in All a perfect island get away!

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Thank Inga C
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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