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 and BBH rating of 91%

Little Earth Lodge

Modern lodge in tranquil garden setting

Little Earth Lodge

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

  • Set in beautiful countryside just outside Whangarei town centre
  • Lonely Planets "Pick" of Whangarei and high BBH rating
  • See the amazing glow worm caves just next to the lodge
  • Daily dive and snorkel tours to the Poor Knights Islands
  • Well travelled and friendly hosts


Our Rooms

Small and luxurious hostel

One of our rooms

Little Earth Lodge is a small cozy hostel located in Whangarei, New Zealand

  • Luxurious hostel features queen sized beds for a great nights sleep
  • Spacious, light clean rooms from $32 per person ($28 per person for BBH members)
  • All rooms furnished with tasteful decor
  • Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in every room
  • Share rooms with just three comfy beds... no bunks!
  • All rooms include bed linen, duvets and pillows



Our Location

Just 6km from Whangarei town centre

Our garden setting

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
  • 50 minutes from Paihia (Bay of Islands)
  • 30 minutes from the Tutukaka coast (The Poor Knights)


Things to do

Activities to enjoy while you're here... (more things to do)

Poor Knights Diving Diving at Poor Knights Islands
Dive at New Zealand’s top scuba diving location - considered by Jacques Cousteau to be one of the top sites in the world.
Abbey Caves Abbey Caves
Explore the three amazing Abbey Caves - Organ Cave, Middle Cave and Ivy Cave. It’s just a short walk from your room and they are free to visit.
Whangarei Falls Whangarei Falls
Visit the most photogenic waterfall in New Zealand. A 30 minute riverside walk will take you from here to AH Reed kauri park.
View from Mount Manaia 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 Memorial Park A.H. Reed Memorial Park
Walk amongst ancient kauri trees. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the forrest from the canopy walkway. Just 5 minutes drive from Little Earth Lodge.
Pataua North Beautiful Beaches
Many beautiful beaches are just a short drive away. Matapouri Bay, Whale Bay, Sandy Bay, Pataua North, Ocean Beach and more...

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, share and private cabin...


Glow Worm Caves

Abbey Caves nature reserve

The Abbey Caves are just a few minutes 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.