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

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with each other and escape the stress of everyday life

experience

world heritage wilderness at your doorstep

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all year round at secluded beaches

explore

subtropical forests, pristine beaches and dramatic mountains

relax

and enjoy the sunset with family and friends

rest

in simple subtropical elegance

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dive weeks


Lord Howe Island has some of the best diving in the world. The coral reef system has a unique mix of tropical, subtropical and temperate marine life, and there are over 90 coral and 500 fish species. The duel protection from Lord Howe’s World Heritage listing and Marine Park ensures that the reef system is perfectly pristine – there’s no overfishing, pollution, sedimentation or coral bleaching. Lord Howe is one of the few dive locations in the world where humans have had no impact.

In calm seas, there are more than 80 dive sites around the island, including one of the most famous dive sites in the world, Balls Pyramid. In rough seas, the Lord Howe lagoon is safe and easily accessible. Dive sites such as Erscotts Hole and Comets Hole reward divers with stunning coral gardens and abundant fish life.

Our Dive Weeks combine the great food and service at Pinetrees with Lord Howe’s best dive operator, Pro Dive. With their new 12 seat dive boat, MV Pinnacle, and Nitrox generator, Pro Dive can quickly access the best dive sites in all conditions and keep you deeper for longer. After a memorable day in the water, you’ll return to Pinetrees for a hot shower, cold sunset beer, exceptional 4 course dinner, great wine and comfortable bed. You’ll also find time to visit the day spa, surf the reef, paddle a kayak or SUP, ride a bike through ancient rainforest, play golf or climb a mountain. Unlike liveaboard dive trips, you’ll use your downtime on Lord Howe to discover our other world-class activities (but nothing is compulsory – it’s perfectly fine to relax on the beach). For a better feel for what to expect, watch 'A Little Taste of Lord Howe Island' by film maker Andy Lloyd, or read the feature articles by Tourism Australia and the New Zealand Herald.

Our Dive Weeks include:

  • 10 dives over 5 days (morning double dives)
  • FREE night dive
  • FREE sunrise dive
  • EXPLORATORY dives if conditions are suitable
  • all dive gear
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • full breakfasts
  • lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch)
  • afternoon teas
  • 4 or 5 course dinners
  • use of all lodge facilities
  • island airport transfers
Our Dive Weeks run in peak dive season from 4-8 December 2017 (SOLD OUT), 29 January-2 February 2018 (AVAILABLE), and 3-7 December 2018 (AVAILABLE). Group size is limited to 12 people, guided by an expert local Divemaster. To participate, you must be a Certified Open Water Diver. Other dates are available for organised groups.

Package rates start from $3,177.00 (per person twin share in a Palm Room), excluding airfares. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking. 



Currency

All rates are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.

Longer stays

Stays longer than 5 nights attract additional discounts off the rack rate.

Inclusions

Our 5 night 'all inclusive' rate includes island airport transfers, use of lodge facilities and all meals - full breakfast, lunch (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch), afternoon tea and 4 or 5 course dinner. The 5 night 'all inclusive' rate excludes drinks, airfares and other applicable levies and taxes.  

Airfares

Pinetrees Travel provides the best available airfares to Lord Howe Island. Qantaslink is the only airline to service Lord Howe Island and has connections from 750 global destinations as part of the One World Alliance. International travellers can sometimes include flights to and from Lord Howe in tickets to Australia. Please check with your travel agent. You can then use our accommodation rates for land content only.

Travel insurance

Flights to Lord Howe Island are sometimes cancelled due to weather. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that covers the cost of additional accommodation, or lost accommodation, due to 'weather' cancellations.

Check-in & check-out

Check-in time is 3pm and check-out time is 10am. Early check-ins and late check-outs are sometimes available. Please check with Pinetrees staff on the day.

Packages

Packages and special offers can't be combined. We'll always find the best package or offer for guest requirements.

Sole Use

Sole use of rooms is permitted, except with the 'bed and breakfast' rate. Please inquire for sole use rates.

Additional children and adults in rooms

When sharing with 2 adults: 1. children under 5 are free of charge; 2. children aged 5 to 14 are charged 65% of the adult tariff; 3. all other guests aged 15 and over are charged 75% of the adult tariff. As part of Lord Howe's World Heritage listing, Pinetrees is licensed for 75 guests, and all people aged 5 and over are considered to occupy one licensed bed. All guests in each room must book the same rate (i.e all guests must be on a 'all inclusive' rate or 'bed & breakfast' rate). Pinetrees will not accept bookings with mixed rates within one room.

Rates for children

Children under 5 are free of charge when sharing with 2 adults, or one adult paying the sole use tariff. Children aged 5 to 14 are charged 65% of the adult tariff. All children aged 5-14 must share with another child, two adults or one adult paying the sole use tariff.

Rate Changes

Pinetrees Lodge reserves the right to alter rates without notice.

Deposits

A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to confirm a reservation.

Cancellations

All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. A cancellation fee of 25% of the total tariff will be charged for cancellations or changes made to bookings 45-15 days before arrival. A cancellation fee of 100% of the total tariff will be charged for cancellations or changes made to bookings 14 days or less before arrival. A cancellation fee of 100% of the total tariff will be charged for no show on the day of arrival. There are no refunds for early departures. There are no refunds for delayed arrivals due to delayed/cancelled/disrupted travel plans. Specific cancellation conditions apply to special interest groups, big family groups and to bookings in December and January. These are advised at the time of booking.



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Leo (aged 8, nearly 9), Clovelly, NSW