+64 4 233 2010

General Information


View from Moana LodgeLocation to Facilities

Moana Lodge is located in Plimmerton, just 20 mins north of Wellington and 10 mins north of Porirua.  We are an accredited 5 Star backpackers accommodation, with a total of just 13 rooms and 36 beds. 

Due to our unique location (perfectly situated on the beach front, overlooking Plimmerton Bay) we are able to provide a very friendly service, combined with 5 Star immaculate facilities.

Your Hosts

During your stay you will be hosted by myself, Danny Harding, the current owner and Manager.  I have personal passion for guests and backpackers, and will be able to guide you on all that you need to know about local activities, restaurants, cafes, and getting around the local area.  If there is anything you would like to know, please simply ask me and I will endeavour to set you on the right path.  From my own travel experiences, and my time in the hospitality industry, I understand the needs and requirements of both local and international travellers.  My aim is to ensure that your stay as my guests is both pleasurable and enjoyable.  I can even guide you to our great local fish and chip shop that has been well liked by many of our guests!

About Our Building

Our Lodge was built in 1926, and was originally built as a guest house.  The main bedrooms are located upstairs and the main communal areas (kitchen, lounge, and dining room) are downstairs.  Over the many years the property has been very well maintained, keeping its original character and feel.  Amenities and facilities have been regularly upgraded, providing modern hostel facilities including WiFi and superb cooking facilities including a large commercial gas cooker and oven.  And don’t just take our word for it - many of our visitors personally rave about how great our kitchen is!

Office Hours

9.00am - 8.00pm

Late Arrivals (after 9pm)

Please Note:  Arrivals after 9.00pm must be discussed prior to making a booking.

Check Out Time

10.00am on the day of departure.