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Seven Peaks Walk



Lord Howe Island is one of the best walking destinations in Australia. Its World Heritage listing is for scenic beauty, biodiversity and rare flora and fauna, and there's a large variety of terrain in a small area. You can explore the intertidal zone at low tide and discover amazing life forms, you can climb small hills and capture vistas that feature in David Attenborough documentaries, and you can climb big mountains. When your legs need a break, you can swim with reef sharks and turtles over the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific.

The Seven Peaks Walk is Lord Howe's premier 5 day guided adventure that takes you from pristine beaches and exposed coral platforms to the delicate mist forests on Mt Gower. Along the way, you'll see sheltered swimming coves, subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, rugged sea cliffs and volcanic peaks. Some sections of the walk, such as the Lower Road on Mt Lidgbird, wind along exposed narrow ledges (protected by ropes, of course) across a 300 vertical metre cliff. If it wasn't for the ocean and seabirds, you could be traversing on a Via Ferrata in the Italian Alps. Other sections of the walk take you deep into Jurassic Park style banyan forests with the only rookeries of Providence petrels in the world. When you yell, the curious birds land at your feet, almost hypnotised. It's an incredible experience.

After a memorable day, you’ll return to Pinetrees for a hot shower, cold beer, exceptional 4 course dinner, great wine and luxurious bed. You may find the perfect balance between physical exercise, mental stimulation, social interaction and, well, some of life’s more enjoyable treats. Did we mention the day spa?

The Seven Peaks Walk is for experienced hikers who enjoy a challenge by day, and some luxury by night. A few sections of the walk are ‘off-track’ and require a steady head for heights. You also need to be fit – as a guide, you should be able to walk 10km in 3 hours and climb 300 stairs in 20 minutes (free tip: use the trip as motivation to train for a few months before you come). All groups are led by former park ranger and mountain guide, Dean Hiscox, from Lord Howe Environmental Tours, and supported by former United Nations ecologist, Luke Hanson, from Pinetrees Lodge. The maximum group size is 12 guests, with a guest to guide ratio of 6:1. 

For a better feel for what to expect, watch the video of our Seven Peaks Walk by film-maker Andy Lloyd, and read the article by Tourism Australia on Australia.comWe've also had great reviews in the media, including a feature article in Great Walks Magazine and a feature article in the Sydney Morning Herald (by Louise Southerden, the 2013 Australian Travel Writer of the Year).

Our Seven Peaks Walk includes:

  • 5 days of guided walking through Lord Howe’s World Heritage wilderness, including an optional climb of Mt Gower (one of Australia’s most spectacular day walks)
  • guided boat and/or snorkelling trips through the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific - where possible/dependant on itinerary and weather conditions
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • full breakfasts
  • lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQs or packed lunch)
  • afternoon teas
  • 4 or 5 course dinners
  • use of all lodge facilities
  • island airport transfers
Our 2017 Seven Peaks Walks depart on 11 September 2017 (SOLD OUT), 18 September 2017 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY), 9 October 2017 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) and 13 November 2017 (SOLD OUT). In 2018 our Seven Peaks Walks depart on 9 April 2018 (AVAILABLE), 14 May 2018 (SOLD OUT), 10 September 2018 (AVAILABLE) and 12 November 2018 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY). You're best to arrive the weekend prior and depart no earlier than the following Saturday.

Package rates start from $2,827.00 (per person twin share in a Palm Room), excluding airfares. Pinetrees reserves the right to decline your participation if your fitness level is below the group standard. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking.

The Seven Peaks Walk is a member of Great Walks of Australia - a collective of privately owned multi-day guided walks that highlight the very best of Australia’s premium walk experiences - with coastal, inland and outback tracks, high end accommodation, outstanding regional food and wine, and expert guides.


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