Alice & Cliff Hutton made it possible to live with nature with the comforts of home. We stayed in the Fantail Cottage while our friends stayed in the Tui Cottage (what wonderful names). The entire centre is managed exceptionally well with everything provided for to make your stay comfortable. Heated water is provided through Solar heating (really good for those cold days). There's Kayaks for those who want to indulge in some exercising and a BBQ to whet your culinary skills. We'll definitely return soon to have a shot at camping on the grounds. Thanks Alice and Cliff for making our stay memorable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aroha Island offers a range of accommodation: Aroha Kiwi Lodge, our bush cottages Fantail Cottage and Tui Cottage as well as beach and bush camping. It’s the perfect place to just relax or to use as a holiday base to explore the Bay of Islands. Aroha Island offers camping on one of our two beautiful campgrounds. Unpowered sites down by our sheltered Kerikeri inlet beach or a choice of powered or unpowered sites in our upper bush campground. Aroha Island is a 12ha sanctuary in the Kerikeri Inlet and is a short 12km drive north east of Kerikeri, in the stunning Bay of Islands. A causeway links the island to the mainland, providing permanent and convenient vehicle access. It is a natural haven with a wide diversity of New Zealand plants and birds including the rare North Island Brown Kiwi.(You must stay on the Island to go for a Kiwi walk or phone or email for a guided Kiwi tour). Stroll the private beach, kayak the inlet, take a bush walk, look for birds and check out the information in the Eco Centre. Please note because of the presence of Kiwi & the sensitive nature of the island, a “No Pets, No Smoking” policy is in place, thank you. ... more less