lord howe island activities

Pinetrees is an ideal gateway to the beauty and adventure of Lord Howe Island. Most of the island's outdoor activities are world-class and only a short bike ride away. Guests regularly comment on how much they can do in a short amount of time.

Our staff are experienced fisherman, surfers, walkers, photographers, golfers and divers. Every morning at breakfast, we’ll recommend where to go and what to do, depending on the weather and your level of enthusiasm. Some guests are happy to relax under one of the boatshed umbrellas, swim in the lagoon, and absorb the panorama of two of Australia’s most dramatic mountains. Other guests like to keep themselves busy – they might catch a 15kg kingfish, walk through ancient subtropical forest, surf perfect waves or dive on the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific Ocean. Guests can also challenge themselves on the island’s spectacular golf course. Read the Locals' Guide to Lord Howe Island to learn more about our best activities and secret spots.


Lord Howe has some of the best scuba diving in the world.

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Very few destinations in the world offer spectacular snorkelling 30 metres from the beach.

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Shallow coral reef in the middle of the Pacific Ocean means one thing - waves.

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Whether you like a refreshing dip, a body surf or solid ocean swim, there are endless possibilities...

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One benefit of a healthy marine ecosystem, protected breeding grounds and remote location...

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bush walking

Lord Howe Island is the best walking destination in Australia, and one of the best in the world.

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The Lord Howe Island golf course may only be 9 holes, but it's one of the most spectacular golf courses in Australia.

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Photographers are the most enthusiastic of all visitors to Lord Howe, and they are serious...

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bird watching

Lord Howe is one of the most amazing 'birdo' destinations in the world with 130 recorded species...

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Pinetrees Lodge was a great choice for our family of four. The accommodation was great; the food was fantastic, with a great selection to choose from suiting all family members. Every staff member was always happy to help you. We loved that after climbing to Goat House Cave, there was an esky full of meat, fish, salad and cheese waiting for us at Cobby’s Corner for a BBQ! We would all love to come back!
Samantha & Geoff, Dee Why, NSW

Pinetrees Lodge is a great venue for total relaxation with the ability to switch off from your usual everyday busy lifestyle.
Kevin & Sharon, Cooma, NSW

A holiday at Pinetrees is the perfect antidote to busy city life. The staff is so helpful and professional, the food is consistently excellent, the beds comfortable and the sound of birds replace the usual noise of mobile phones, and TV’s and radios.
Ruth, Rockdale, NSW

To make the most of this beautiful island, Pinetrees Lodge is ideally located, the super friendly and efficient staff really do look after their guests, many of whom are regular visitors. From being greeted at the airport to right throughout our stay we have felt very much at home. The meals are magnificent and the boatshed drinks and canapés at sunset sublime. Thank you Dani, Luke, Jim and Rachael.
Bronwyn, Daylesford

Peace, tranquillity, total relaxation. The staff at Pinetrees Lodge is genuinely interested in making you feel welcome and comfortable. The food was wonderful and their ability to cater for my allergies was outstanding. Simply the best!
Helen & Ross, Nth Balwyn

We have been completely pampered in “paradise”. Pinetrees Lodge have been wonderfully friendly and helpful and the food beautifully presented and delicious.
Jennifer, The Gap, QLD

Every member of staff at Pinetrees Lodge was friendly, polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. It was perfect.
Estelle & Peter, Forestville, NSW

Pinetrees Lodge has facility, service and good dining set in a scenic surround. Interesting and diverse flora and fauna.
Tony & Jude, Darwin, NT

The hosts at Pinetrees Lodge were great and the staff friendly, an unpretentious atmosphere. The standard of food is next to none.
Judith, Mosman, NSW

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"Loved how the locals all waved as we trundled around their gorgeous island home, making us feel welcome."

Mark and Rose, Byron Bay, NSW