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family package

Excitement for the whole family

Pinetrees has hosted families for over 100 years, and many people who came as children now bring their own children and grandchildren. We’ve heard many of our guests reminisce about their children learning to walk or ride a bike on the Pinetrees lawn.

Families return to Pinetrees every year because it's safe for kids who enjoy a level of freedom above and beyond other holiday destinations. They soon meet up with other kids, forget about social media, and rediscover the fun and adventure of swimming, snorkelling, bike riding, beachcombing and exploring. They can even watch Gower Wilson milk the cows. Meanwhile, parents get a break from shopping, cooking and cleaning, and enjoy relaxing dinners together, or with new friends. High energy daytime activities combined with early kids' dinners and a babysitter (if you want one) are some of our secrets to a happy family holiday. A journalist from the Sydney Morning Herald confirms all of this in her review of Lord Howe as a great family destination.

The best feature of a Pinetrees family holiday is the limited travel time - remember that 8 hour flight to Bali? Lord Howe Island is less than 2 hours flight from Sydney and Brisbane, and the commute from the airport to the lodge is about 5 minutes. Once you arrive, the activities and sustenance are at your doorstep.

 The Family Package includes:

  • FREE accommodation and meals for children under 10 when you stay together in a One Bedroom Suite or Garden Cottage (valid for stays between 1 Sep - 21 Sep 2019, 14 Oct - 14 Dec 2019, 1 Feb - 10 April 2020, 26 April - 30 May 2020, 1 Sep - 19 Sep 2020 and 11 Oct - 11 Dec 2020) 
  • children's meals
  • high chairs, cots, baby monitors and strollers
  • full breakfasts
  • lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch)
  • afternoon teas
  • 4 course dinners
  • use of all lodge facilities
  • island airport transfers

Prices and conditions are the same as our special 5 night package. Family packages can only be booked through Pinetrees Travel directly, so please contact us for further details or to make a booking.

Snorkelling on Lord Howe IslandWalking down from Mt Eliza on Lord Howe IslandExploring rocks pools at Middle BeachLooking east from Mt ElizaKids surveying fro clams at Little IslandPicnic lunch at Goat HouseLearning to swim on Lord Howe IslandPerfect for sailingClimbing to Goat House on Lord Howe IslandUp close and personal with Providence petrelsExploring the boulders on Lord Howe IslandSome quiet time in the grass on Lord Howe IslandFirst ever snorkel on Lord Howe IslandClimbing MalabarSafe boating on the lagoonOn the way to North BayLearning to snorkelPlaytime at the beachMeet my friendElsie and Pixie on Lord Howe IslandAlways somewhere safe to playPerfect spot for a birthdayThat's a long way downFamily holidays on Lord Howe Island


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


Our 5 night 'All Inclusive' rate includes island airport transfers, use of lodge facilities and all meals - full breakfast, lunch (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch), afternoon tea and 4 course dinner.


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. 

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 and special offers can't be combined. We'll always find the best package or offer for guest requirements.

Family Package Rates for children

When sharing with adults in either a One Bedroom Suite, a Garden Cottage or our Four Bedroom Cottage children under 10 are free of charge, children aged 10 to 14 are charged 65% of the adult tariff.  Children aged 15 or over are charged 75% of the adult tariff (when sharing with two adults or one adult paying the sole use rate, subject to space for a cot and/or bedding).

Rate Changes

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


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.


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 45-30 days before arrival a cancellation fee of 50% of the total tariff will be charged. A cancellation fee of 100% of the total tariff will be charged for cancellations within 30 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.


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"Everything was perfect. Riding bikes to perfect beaches, swimming in warm clear water, snorkelling on the reef, and more."

Graham and Helen, Bawley Point, NSW