Aroha Island Camping

Kerikeri Caravan Parks & Camping From $16/night


Check In: 2-6pm|Check Out: 10am

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.

Map & Directions

177 Rangitane Road, Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand, 0294

Cancellation Policy

Campground guests will be charged 25% of the total price if they cancel after reservation and the total price if they cancel within 7 days of their arrival. This policy remains in place under the NZ Traffic Light system.
The Aroha Island staff are committed to the safety of all our guests team and visitors. We are committed to working with you to make any adjustments to your reservations guided by the NZ Government Covid-19 Protection Framework. Our standard Terms and Conditions apply except for the following changes:
The team is 100% committed to maintaining the highest standards of service hygiene and protection as required by the NZ Government Covid-19 Protection Framework. The team greatly appreciates your patience and compliance as we all adjust to the new operational requirements to keep each other safe.
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 their visitors & all Day Visitors aged 12 years and over. This includes all 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 48 hours of your arrival. You will also be required to show proof of your exemption.
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 15th December 2021 until such time that the NZ Government lifts the vaccination restrictions for hospitality providers and under the NZ Traffic Light System 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 48 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. No refunds will be given if there is a failure to comply.
7-14 Days Prior to Arrival | Please look out for an email from us with details for your stay:
•Upload the NZ Government Approved Vaccination Certificate for all eligible guests 12 years +
•Provide full names of all guests and ages
•Provide vehicle registration numbers
•Details for your contactless check-in on arrival
H & S protocols during your stay/visit
Please scan in and wear a face mask when checking in on arrival. PayWave is available in our office in the Eco Centre. You may be requested by a member of the Aroha Island team to verify your certificate when visiting the Eco Centre during your stay. 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. 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. If you experience cold or flu-like symptoms during your stay please inform us immediately by phoning 09 407 5243 or 0274075243 and we will tell you what to do.