Little Earth Lodge Whangarei's number 1 hostel in beautiful countryside

Peaceful valley setting: Awake to the sound of birdsong from our own native forest

Luxurious hostel Lonely Planet's "Pick" of Whangarei

85 Abbey Caves Road Whangarei 0175 New Zealand
09 430 6562

Little Earth Lodge

Modern lodge in tranquil garden setting

Little Earth Lodge is a purpose built lodge that offers travellers quality rooms for reasonable rates.

  • Set in beautiful countryside just outside Whangarei in Northland
  • Lonely Planet’s “Pick” of Whangarei
  • 94% BBH rating
  • See the amazing glow worm caves just next to the Lodge
  • Spectacular Rock Forest 5 minutes walk from the Lodge
  • Walk through the kauri forest to Whangarei falls
  • Daily dive and snorkel tours to the Poor Knights Islands
  • Well travelled and friendly hosts


Our Rooms

Small and luxurious hostel

Little Earth Lodge is a small cosy hostel nestling in a beautiful valley

  • Luxurious hostel features queen sized beds for a great nights sleep
  • Spacious, light, clean rooms from $34 per person ($30 per person for BBH members)
  • All rooms furnished with tasteful decor and include bed linen, duvets and pillows
  • Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in every room
  • Newly refurbished shared bathrooms
  • Well equipped guests’ kitchen and cozy DVD lounge in our cool cottage
  • BBQ
  • Free tea and coffee



Our Location

Just 6km from Whangarei town centre

Enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in our spacious, modern lodge in a tranquil garden setting.

  • Whangarei is located on the North Island of New Zealand
  • Translated from Maori, Whangarei means “cherished harbour”
  • 2.5hrs North of Auckland
  • 1 hour from Paihia (Bay of Islands)
  • 30 minutes from the Tutukaka coast (The Poor Knights)
  • 40 minutes from Whangarei Heads and awesome Ocean Beach
  • A perfect base for exploring Bay of Islands


About Little Earth

Relaxing here is easy


A purpose built lodge that offers budget travellers quality rooms at a reasonable rate. Set in beautiful countryside with views over the Parahaki valley and beyond...


Rooms & Rates

A range of options


All our rooms are furnished with tasteful decor and have Wi-Fi available. Garden view or Standard double rooms, twin, triple, and private cabin...


Glow Worm Caves

Abbey Caves nature reserve

The Abbey Caves are just a few minutes walk from the lodge. You will see thousands of glow worms in all of the spectacular caves.


Poor Knights Diving

Get in touch to find out more


Considered by Jacques Cousteau to be one of the top scuba dive sites of the world! Let us arrange your diving or snorkelling.


Whangarei Falls

Visit the most photogenic waterfall in New Zealand. A 30-45 minute riverside walk through AH Reed Kauri Park will take you to the base of the Falls.


Whangarei Heads

Take a picturesque drive along the beautiful bays and beaches of the Whangarei Harbour, ending with the spectacular unspoiled beauty of Ocean Beach.


A.H. Reed Park

Walk amongst ancient kauri trees. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the forest from the canopy walkway. Just 5 minutes drive from Little Earth Lodge.


Beautiful Beaches

Many beautiful beaches are just a short drive away. Matapouri Bay, Whale Bay, Sandy Bay, Pataua North, Ocean Beach and more...