world-class fishing, diving, snorkelling, surfing and walking


with each other and escape the stress of everyday life


world heritage wilderness at your doorstep


all year round at secluded beaches


subtropical forests, pristine beaches and dramatic mountains


and enjoy the sunset with family and friends

in the media

Weekend Australian - Pinetrees - Lord Howe IslandEscape - Pinetrees - Lord Howe Island
Smarter Business Ideas - Pinetrees - Lord Howe Island
Nature and Health - Pinetrees - Lord Howe Island Escape Telegraph - Pinetrees - Lord Howe Island

TV programs

Sydney Weekender - Wilderness Weeks at Pinetrees
The Living Room - Money free holidays at Lord Howe Island (starts at 10 min 10 sec)
The Living Room - Lord Howe Wildlife (starts at 10min 35 sec)
Better Homes & Gardens - Cured Kingfish at Pinetrees Lodge
Better Homes & Gardens - Tuna Nicoise at Pinetrees Lodge
Better Homes & Gardens - Calamari and Chorizo Kebabs at Lord Howe
Mornings with Kerri-Anne - Interview with Dani Rourke

Radio interviews

ABC Night Life - Glenn A Baker at Pinetrees
ABC Conversations - Interview with Pixie Rourke
ABC Night Life - Louise Southerden at Pinetrees

Print articles

Sunday Telegraph - No TV, no worries on Lord Howe Island
Sun Herald - Lording it up in Paradise
Sunday Telegraph - Pinetrees Perfection on Lord Howe Island
Sydney Morning Herald - Cling of the Mountain
New Idea Magazine - Good Lord! Paradise Found (PDF) 
Great Walks Magazine - Island of Delights (PDF) 
Green Lifestyle Magazine - A Week of Zen (PDF) 
Delicious Magazine - Smooth Sailing (PDF) 
Sunday Style Magazine - Howe Delightful (PDF) 
Australian Yoga Journal - State of Trust (PDF) 
Australian Traveller Magazine - Greatest Holidays of Australia (PDF) 
Australian House and Garden - It's Only Natural (PDF)
Sydney Morning Herald - "Most perfect place in the world"
No Impact Girl - 10 Reasons to love Lord Howe Island
Sunday Telegraph - Lord Wow
Dynamic Business - 160 year family business
The Times - Australia's secret island hideaway (PDF) 
Lifestyle + Liesure - Australia's alluring island escapes (PDF) 
Sydney Morning Herald - Howe wonderful: it's paradise and it's ours
Sunday Telegraph - Lord Howe: Paradise without the people
Sun Herald - Whatever floats your boat
Harpers Bazaar Magazine - Spa and Away (PDF)
Australian Traveller- Lord Howe Island: a slice of paradise
Sydney Morning Herald - The switch - From lawyer to resort manager
Australian Traveller - 100 Things to Do Before You Die
Gourmet Traveller - 2011 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards
Sydney Morning Herald - Dream Destination Pinetrees Lodge (PDF)
Nature & Health - Portrait Dani Rourke (PDF)
Business View - Gourmet Destinations (PDF)
Smarter Business Ideas - DIY Dynasty
Courier Mail - Have Baby, Will Travel - Dani Rourke interview
Sunday Telegraph - Perfection on Lord Howe Island
Weekend Australian Magazine - Pacific Playground
Sydney Morning Herald - A Pacific Solution
Essential Baby - Dani's Island Seachange
Sydney Morning Herald - A Novel Approach
The Telegraph - Howe to go Walkabout
Daily Telegraph - Pinetrees signature dish
Weekend Australian -
Pacific Paradise Must Adapt
The West Australian - Food and Wine Week on Lord Howe
Daily Telegraph - Lord Howe - the island that crime forgot
Travel + Leisure - Best Secret Beaches on Earth
Daily Mail - Nina Myskow discovers a bite-sized gem in NSW
The Star - Could this be ‘the world’s last paradise’?
The Telegraph - Lord Howe Island, Australia: an island entire of itself
Sydney Morning Herald - Island affair that lasted a lifetime
Sydney Morning Herald - The Howe generation
Sydney Morning Herald - A real looker
National Geographic Traveller - 50 Places of a Lifetime
Sydney Morning Herald - Island faces rising tide of regulation
The Age - Out of range, out of this world


request quote

"Our two boys had the time of their lives making new friends, fishing, snorkelling, diving and riding their bikes around the very beautiful and safe island."

Fiona and Leon, Mosman, NSW