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Little Earth Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here before the Whangarei half marathon. We hire the equipment and walked around Abbey caves was awesome fun. We found it to be comfy, clean and friendly. Thanks for a great stay;)

Thank Rayanne72
littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy that you both enjoyed your stay at Little Earth, and we would like to say a big 'thank you' for your kind and positive review. We wish your daughter all the best for the next half marathon. Best wishes, Polly and David.

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, wonderful location close to the Abbey caves (walking distance, very nice walk). Whangarei waterfalls are also very close and you can have a short or longer walk if u like there. Pieceful area. Will come back next time I will stay in the area!

Thank Jaap V
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this beautiful countryside hostel in March 2015. I chose to stay in one of the little chalets that had gorgeous views of the rolling green hills and grazing cows. The common areas are very convienient and tidy, there's chickens running around in the yard and I met some really nice fellow travellers. It felt like staying at...

Thank Mahline
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Fantastic Location. Wonderful people. Comfortable rooms. Hot Showers, Perfect for visiting Abbey Caves and Whangarei Area. Am definitely going back for a longer stay. The property is beautiful, with chickens and resident dog. Well set up for travellers wanting to explore the caves as they will supply helmets, shoes and torches. The caves are at the bottom of the Garden,...

Thank Banj013
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This hostel has the friendliest hosts, super clean rooms and a great location! Definitely one of the best hostels I stayed at in NZ, would recommend this hostel over and over again. I've been back in my hometown (NL) for a while now, but I can still remember my stay at Little Earth Lodge :)

Thank Merel J
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

The hotel is quit good and at a great location ( like every hostel in New Zealand) The room was really good but the way to the hotel was very steep and not for everyone. Bathroom must be updated All in all we get thrown out of the host, because we came back from the caves trip at 11am and...

Thank Rossi91
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stayed here 2 months ago. It was a really good hotel and not expensive at all for what you get. Clean and nice bedroom, clean bathrooms, Free range eggs from manager's own chicken! Quiet and calm place in the middle of fields. Very friendly. Few rooms so you're not sharing the kitchen with thousands people. They offer you plenty...

Thank Gajiko
Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Little earth lodge is a georgous place to stay, not far out of the city and very secluded in the bush with open farmland surrounding your room. Moreporks chat away while the chooks feed on the grass outside your room. The people running the place are super friendly too. Very clean and modern, we we very impressed

Thank butterfly356
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Polly and David were the perfect hosts and greeted us with a warm welcome! We got to spend some time with some other travelers and view a sky full of stars (free of all light pollution), like we had never seen before! The living quarters were very clean, as well as the community kitchen and entire property. We really enjoyed...

Thank BrettJRogers
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The quality of this hostal is very hight. Nice and spacious room. Clean bathroom. Very cosy. One on my favourite place to stay. Holly and David pay attention to the well being of customers Recommended Abbey caves are an amazing place to visit for an afternoon

Thank Barbich87

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 6km from Whangarei in a tranquil valley setting, Little Earth Lodge is a small, purpose hostel that offers travellers quality rooms and cabins for reasonable rates. Set in beautiful countryside it is Lonely Planet's "Pick" of Whangarei and has a high BBH rating. The unique modern house has spacious, clean rooms, large peaceful gardens and breathtaking valley views. A luxurious hostel featuring comfortable beds for a great nights sleep. Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in every room. A large well equipped kitchen and cosy lounge for guests. Explore the spectacular Abbey Caves just next to the Lodge and see thousands of Glow Worms, a must see for any traveller. Wander in the Rock Forest in the Abbey Caves Reserve and imagine you are in Middle Earth. Nearby is the stunning A H Reed Kauri forest and the awesome walk to Whangarei Falls. Daily dive and snorkel tours to the Poor Knights Islands. Book your dive with us and receive a discount on your room. Well travelled and friendly hosts David and Polly, and Muttie the dog, wait to welcome you to this 'peace' of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Little Earth Lodge

Address: 85 Abbey Caves Road, Whareora, Whangarei 0175, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $66 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in one of the cottages and enjoyed the view out to the paddock with ponies. You must go and see the caves!!!”
8623PaulineS, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is a Backpackers/ Budget Lodge. Rooms are basic.”
Banj013, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Visit the Abbey Caves! they have helmets and shoes for rent!”
Gajiko, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra 6 dollars for the view!”
katiehS6364PK, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The beautiful outside cabin was wonderful”
GlobalBackpackerLife, 1 May 2015 | Read review
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