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Lord Howe Island Cookbook

After years of planning, we’ve finally published the The Lord Howe Island Cookbook. With more than 150 delicious recipes, our superbly photographed book takes you on a journey through the day at Pinetrees, from hearty breakfasts and picnic lunches to indulgent afternoon teas and dinners worthy of any fine-dining restaurant. Along the way it celebrates the extraordinary natural beauty of our World Heritage wilderness as well as the island’s quirky characters and fascinating history.

The Lord Howe Island Cookbook is a large full colour book of exceptional quality. It’s equally at home on your kitchen bench or coffee table. It’s also a wonderful gift from one of Australia’s iconic places.

Please post the completed Order Form to Pinetrees Travel, and we’ll send your book via Australia Parcel Post. You can also buy the Cookbook from Pinetrees Travel - near Wynyard Station in the Sydney CBD. Drop in for a look next time you're in the neighbourhood (Suite 3, Level 1, 50 Clarence St Sydney). For quick delivery, you can call us on (02) 9262 6585 with your credit card details.

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Dick Smith AC says:

“After exploring the world for 50 years and visiting more than 200 countries, Lord Howe Island is still my favourite place. Where else can you have a wildlife experience like the Galapagos, a reef experience like West Papua and a mountain experience like Bora Bora all in one spot? The Smith family is one of many ‘regular’ families of three generations who stay at Pinetrees in summer. It’s no surprise that Dani and Luke have produced this beautiful cookbook. The recipes are delicious, the photos are stunning and I hope every Pinetrees guest buys extra copies to give to friends.”

Simon Thomsen (former editor Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide) says:

“Lord Howe Island is the response to the cri de coeur “stop the world, I want to get off”. It’s the childhood you miss, a chance to disconnect from a digital life and recharge yourself. It’s also a reminder of just how beautiful and remarkable the planet is. After sunset drinks at the Pinetrees boatshed, picnic lunches in stunning locations and the cossetting you get from the sixth generation of the Rourke family who run the lodge, you’re recharged and ready to face the world once more.”

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"Pinetrees continues to provide us with the perfect combination of comfort, relaxation, good food, and friendliness which draws us back to Lord Howe each year."

Jill and John, Mosman, NSW