rates and packages

dive weeks

Diving on Lord Howe Island

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 $3210.00 (per person, twin share in a Palm Room), excluding airfares. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking. 

Swim with turtles at North BayCoulourful coral at fish near Lord Howe IslandStay away from my home!Diving near Lord Howe IslandSunset drinks on Lord Howe IslandAfternoon drinks at the Pinetrees boatshedAmazing coloursMV Pinnacle is the best boat on Lord Howe IslandDive with beautiful fish near Lord Howe IslandExcited about Balls PyramidLord Howe Island from the summit of Mt GowerKayaking on the Lord Howe lagoonSatisfied customer near Lord Howe IslandBig schools of fish near Lord Howe IslandGreat food after every divePinetrees are rooms are perfect for the subtropicsDecompression stop somewhere near Lord Howe IslandUnderwater lifeforms in multiple coloursSwim in big schools of fishDon't tread on this guy!The Pot Holes at low tidePinetrees pavlova is a traditionBe prepared for underwater surprisesBalls Pyramid in the jewel in the crown of Lord Howe divingAn afternoon drink at Pinetrees on Lord Howe IslandA morning swim in the lagoon on Lord Howe Island

Currency

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

Inclusions

Our 'All Inclusive' rate includes island airport transfers,10 dives over 5 days (morning double dives), additional sunrise/sunset or exploratory dives where possible, all dive gear, 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 'All Inclusive' rate excludes drinks, airfares and other applicable levies and taxes.  

Airfares

Pinetrees Travel provides the best available airfares to Lord Howe Island and takes care of the flight bookings for almost all of our guests. Pinetrees Travel does not charge any booking fees to assist guests with flight bookings. 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 as a part of their international tickets to Australia.

Travel insurance

As travel to or from Lord Howe Island can be cancelled or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances we highly recommend travel insurance for all guests. As flights to and from Lord Howe Island can sometimes be cancelled or delayed due to weather, it is important that you purchase travel insurance that covers the cost of additional accommodation or lost accommodation due to weather. Our preferred travel insurance provider is Aussietravelcover.  You can read their full FSG, PDS and Policy Wording HERE All Pinetrees guests receive a 20% discount off their Travel Insurance premiums when issuing a policy via this exclusive LINK

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 please contact us for sole use rates and availability.

Additional children and adults in rooms

When sharing with 2 adults and subject to space for a cot and/or bedding: a) children under 5 are free of charge; b) children aged 5 to 14 are charged 65% of the adult tariff; c) 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 each night, all people aged 5 and over are considered a guest.

Rates for children

Children under 5 are free of charge when sharing with 2 adults or one adult paying the sole use rate (subject to space for a cot and/or bedding). Children aged 5 to 14 are charged 65% of the adult tariff when sharing with 2 adults or one adult paying the sole use rate (subject to space for a cot and/or bedding). All children aged 5-14 must share with another child, two adults or one adult paying the sole use rate.

Rate Changes

Pinetrees Lodge reserves the right to alter rates and conditions without notice.

Deposits/Payments

A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $250 per guest is required to confirm a reservation. Lord Howe Island airfares are due 7 days from booking (connecting flights may be due at time of booking).  Full/final payment is required 45 days prior to arrival.  If a booking is made within 45 days of arrival the full payment due date is advised at time of booking.

Cancellations

If a booking is cancelled prior to 45 days before arrival all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to alternative travel dates. If cancelled 45-15 days before arrival a cancellation fee of 25% of the total tariff will be charged. A cancellation fee of 100% of the total tariff will be charged for cancellations within 14 days 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 missed nights due to delayed arrivals resulting from 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. Cancelled flights are subject to Qantas' cancellation conditions, some airfares are non-refundable and some airfares are refundable with a $99 cancellation fee, we recommend booking refundable airfares.



SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Go Back

book online


"One of the highlights is the wonderful family history associated with Pinetrees that makes you feel like you are part of the extended family."

Jill, Clontarf, NSW