Aroha has been lovingly restored by volunteers, and continues to be managed by the Aroha Island Charitable Trust. By staying here you will also be helping us to protect and enhance this special environment.
We have been heating our water from solar power for some while, but an exciting development in June 2013 was the installation of 26 solar panels on the visitor centre roof, enabling us to generate power from the sun.
We run on tank water and have recycling and composting /sewage programmes in place to help sustain our island’s gardens/bush. We also have intensive pest management and controls in place on the island (no poisons) to allow these native fauna to flourish.
The island has had intensive tree planting programmes to introduce native flora to the island that was previously stripped out. This has allowed the rehabilitation of natural ecosystems including; mangrove, coastal, estuarine and terrestrial systems.
Native and endemic flora and fauna to New Zealand have had the chance to re-establish naturally including the North Island Brown Kiwi which breed on the island. We allow to get up close and discover these native fauna both during the day and at night time.
So come and visit us and experience the natural beauty of Aroha Island!