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ocean swimming with Trevor Hendy

Trevor Hendy on Lord Howe Island

Imagine doing an ocean swim in pristine subtropical waters over 90 species of coral and 500 species of fish? Imagine having the chance to swim every day for a week? Imagine sharing the experience with 15 ocean swimmers, including Australia’s most famous Ironman, Trevor Hendy?

If you’re sick of that black line or the opaque water at suburban beaches, then please join our Lord Howe Island Ocean Swim Weeks from 20-24 November 2017 (SOLD OUT), 5-9 February 2018 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY), 12-16 February 2018 (SOLD OUT) , 19-23 February 2018 (SOLD OUT) and 19-23 November 2018 (AVAILABLE).  Each day, we’ll swim 1.5 – 2km around the Lord Howe Island coastline and experience the beauty of a World Heritage marine environment. Some days we’ll swim over vibrant coral on the outer reef of the lagoon, while other days we’ll swim under 200 vertical metre cliffs or along some of the most perfect beaches in the world. You’ll see reef sharks, turtles, big schools of fish and thousands of seabirds.

At your side will be the former World and Australian Ironman Champion, Trevor Hendy. Trevor was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for his services to surf lifesaving, and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000. Along the way, he won medals at the World Championships in kayaking and won the Uncle Toby’s Super Series four times. Trevor now works as a high performance coach for elite athletes and guides people from all walks of life through his Bootcamp for the Soul. During the Ocean Swim Weeks, Trevor will provide tips on technique, training and motivation (prepare for some surprises!), and share some experiences and insights from the world of elite sport. For a taste of the experience, please watch the short video of our inaugural Ocean Swim Week by film-maker Andy Lloyd, and read the review by Louise Southerden in the Sydney Morning Herald. 

When you’re not swimming, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the other activities that Lord Howe has to offer – surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, diving and walking, just to name a few. And they’re all world class. In the evening, you can relax with a sunset drink on our waterfront deck and enjoy a 4 course dinner with a lovely glass of wine. Sound like the right combination of exercise, relaxation and indulgence? Did we mention our day spa? 

Our Ocean Swim Weeks include:

  • 1.5 – 2km guided swims around Lord Howe Island every day
  • tips on technique, training and motivation from Trevor Hendy AM
  • support from lifeguards
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 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
  • and, best of all, no need to shop, cook or clean

You should plan to travel to Lord Howe on Sunday and depart on Saturday. The swims are non-competitive and can be easily completed by moderate to strong ocean swimmers. As a guide, you must be able to swim 1.5 km in less than 40 minutes.

Package rates start from $2760.00 per person twin share in a Palm Roomexcluding airfares. Availability is limited to 15 swimmers each week. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking.

Dramatic swimming on Lord Howe IslandBetter than the black lineEn route to an ocean swim on Lord Howe IslandWalk to North Bay and swim homeYour swimming companionsSnorkelling in the lagoonAfternoon drinks on Lord Howe IslandSunset drinks at PinetreesKayaking on Lord Howe IslandBreakfast at PinetreesA private beachSnorkelling near Kings Beach on Lord Howe IslandLunch after a swim on Lord Howe IslandDon't come any closer!Swim with turtles on Lord Howe IslandTrev and Bano in the surfOur favourite salad after a swimKayaking on Lord Howe IslandRelax in the lagoonSwimming off Neds BeachSnorkelling near Kings Beach on Lord Howe Island


Currency

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

Inclusions

Our 'All Inclusive' rate includes island airport transfers, guided ocean swims with lifeguard support for 5 days, 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. All guests in each room must book the same rate.

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.

 

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