85 Abbey Caves Road Whangarei 0175 New Zealand
09 430 6562

Answers to common questions about the Little Earth Lodge


Staying at Little Earth Lodge

What time can I check-in?

Reception hours are 09:00 to 20:00

Our check-in time is between 14:00 and 20:00.  Check in after 20:00 by prior arrangement only.

What time is check-out?

Check-out time is 10am.

Are the cabins fully made up?

Yes, all our cabins are fully made up including pillows, duvets, sheets and towels.

Do you have Wi-Fi internet?

Yes, we have Wi-Fi (broadband) internet that works perfectly in all cabins. All guests receive 1Gb of free WiFi.

What time does the office close?

Our office closes at 8:00pm.

Can you leave a key out for me/us?

Please contact us by telephone if you think you will be arriving after our reception closes.

Do you offer a pick up service from Whangarei?

We are no longer able to offer a pick up service.

Do you have a kitchen where we can make food?

Yes, we have kitchen equipped with all you need to prepare food.

Do you have private parking?

Yes, we have lots of private off-street parking.

Can I camp at Little Earth Lodge?

Sorry no camping or campervans.

Are any of your cabins ensuite?

All our cabins have a nearby shared bathroom facility.

Can I walk from town to Little Earth Lodge?

Yes if you are a keen walker and like hills!

Can I pay with cash or credit card?

We prefer cash, however you can pay with Visa or Mastercard (not EFTPOS). Please note that we make a nominal charge for credit card service.

Abbey Caves

Do you have caving gear we can hire?

No, we don’t have caving gear for hire.

How far are the Abbey Caves from Little Earth Lodge?

An easy 10 minute walk.

What time do the Abbey Caves close?

The caves are always open but it’s not recommended to enter the caves after dark.

When is the best time to see glow worms in the Abbey Caves?


Do you offer guided tours to the Abbey Caves?

Not at this stage.

How long does it take to visit the Abbey Caves?

Approx. 1-2 hours

Do I need a torch to enter the Abbey Caves?


Poor Knights Diving

Can you book our diving at the Poor Knights?

Yes, we can – just let us know when you would like to dive or snorkel and we will take care of everything. For each dive we book you will save $$$ on you accommodation.

How far is Little Earth Lodge from Tutukaka (Poor Knights)?

A 30 minute drive.

Can I snorkel at the Poor Knights?

Yes, you can take a day trip on the the Perfect Day cruise boat out to the Poor Knights and snorkel and kayak.  If you book the trip with us we will give you a discount on your accommodation.

Whangarei Falls

Whangarei Falls is the most photographed waterfall in New Zealand and it’s easy to get there from Little Earth Lodge, whether you are walking or going by car.  Take a 45 minute walk through the atmospheric A H Reed Kauri Park to the base of the Falls where there is a picnic table, just perfect for lunch.  There is a car park at the head of the Falls and a path down to the bottom.