Living on Lord Howe Island

Dec
28

Living without internet

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Thursday, December 28, 2017



Contributed by Pia Funch: Lord Howe Island is a small South Pacific island about 600km from mainland Australia. The island is surrounded by the most southern coral reef in the world and is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site for its outstanding natural beauty. To make a long story short, it’s so pristine and perfect that guests often leave feeling like they’ve been existing in an unreal and magical place.  …Read More

Dec
26

A day at Neds Beach

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Fish at Neds Beach on Lord Howe Island

Contributed by Pia Funch: Neds Beach is idyllic with its perfect crescent shape, clean creamy sand and multiple shades of turquoise blue. Located on the north-eastern tip of the island, the beach is surrounded by tall green hills and endemic Kentia palm forests. It feels secluded and exclusive.  …Read More

Dec
23

The Island Trader

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Island Trader at Lord Howe Island

Contributed by Denis Corcoran: This Island Trader makes the journey to Lord Howe Island every two weeks over several hundred kilometres of open ocean, returning to and from Port Macquarie. At first impressions, one could joke that it almost looks like a washed up old fishing trawler from Jamaica. Painted in the classic Rastafarian tri-colour, it cuts a striking figure against the all-natural green backdrop of Old Settlement.  …Read More

Dec
19

Magic moments under monumental mountains

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Petrels at Little Island on Lord Howe Island

Contributed by Denis Corcoran: With a picnic blanket under one arm and a basket full of goodies in the other, we’re off on a crusade seeking one of those magical Lord Howe Island moments. …Read More

Dec
14

Getting cosy at Cobbys Corner

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Thursday, December 14, 2017

Relaxing at Cobbys Corner on Lord Howe Island

Contributed by Denis Corcoran: Cobbys Corner is the southern-most BBQ spot on Lord Howe and it’s tucked away in an idyllic and quiet corner of the island. In the right conditions with friends, family and a BBQ, there’s not many other places in the world you’d rather be.  …Read More

Dec
12

Fish Feeding at Neds Beach

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fish feeding at Neds Beach on Lord Howe Island

Contributed by Pia Funch: Spending a day at Neds Beach on Lord Howe Island means spending a day in a pristine South Pacific sanctuary zone. Famous for its snorkelling, sea turtles, seabirds, surf, golden sand, BBQ areas and clear turquoise water, Neds Beach has something extravagantly unique to offer visitors. At Neds, the distinctive reef and coral thrive just a few metres from shore making the beach a snorkelling paradise. But you don’t have to get wet….. …Read More

Dec
06

A day to last forever

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Soldiers Cap from Malabar on Lord Howe Island

Contributed by Pia Funch

Biking down Lagoon Road
I’m on my way back
from a day of walking adventure
off the beaten track …Read More

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HELP! I have 2 children, 25 staff and up to 75 guests. I was a lawyer for 10 years, but escaped. My husband and I moved from Sydney to beautiful Lord Howe Island to run Pinetrees Lodge, which has been in my family for 6 generations. I'm writing about family business, island life and the whole work/family disaster. Did someone say balance? When I'm not writing, my lovely staff do it for me - they see more of the island than I do.

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