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Seven Peaks Walk

Climbing to Goat House on Lord Howe Island


Lord Howe Island is one of the best walking destinations in Australia. Its World Heritage listing is for scenic beauty, biodiversity and rare flora and fauna, and there's a large variety of terrain in a small area. You can explore the intertidal zone at low tide and discover amazing life forms, you can climb small hills and capture vistas that feature in David Attenborough documentaries, and you can climb big mountains. When your legs need a break, you can swim with reef sharks and turtles over the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific.

The Seven Peaks Walk is Lord Howe's premier 5 day guided adventure that takes you from pristine beaches and exposed coral platforms to the delicate mist forests on Mt Gower. Along the way, you'll see sheltered swimming coves, subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, rugged sea cliffs and volcanic peaks. Some sections of the walk, such as the Lower Road on Mt Lidgbird, wind along exposed narrow ledges (protected by ropes, of course) across a 300 vertical metre cliff. If it wasn't for the ocean and seabirds, you could be traversing on a Via Ferrata in the Italian Alps. Other sections of the walk take you deep into Jurassic Park style banyan forests with the only rookeries of Providence petrels in the world. When you yell, the curious birds land at your feet, almost hypnotised. It's an incredible experience.

After a memorable day, you’ll return to Pinetrees for a hot shower, cold beer, exceptional 4 course dinner, great wine and luxurious bed. You may find the perfect balance between physical exercise, mental stimulation, social interaction and, well, some of life’s more enjoyable treats. Did we mention the day spa?

The Seven Peaks Walk is for experienced hikers who enjoy a challenge by day, and some luxury by night. A few sections of the walk are ‘off-track’ and require a steady head for heights. You also need to be fit – as a guide, you should be able to walk 10km in 3 hours and climb 300 stairs in 20 minutes (free tip: use the trip as motivation to train for a few months before you come). All groups are led by former park ranger and mountain guide, Dean Hiscox, from Lord Howe Environmental Tours, and supported by former United Nations ecologist, Luke Hanson, from Pinetrees Lodge. The maximum group size is 12 guests, with a guest to guide ratio of 6:1. 

For a better feel for what to expect, watch the video of our Seven Peaks Walk by film-maker Andy Lloyd, and read the article by Tourism Australia on Australia.comWe've also had great reviews in the media, including feature articles in The Sydney Morning HeraldGreat Walks Magazine, The Guardian, and The Australian.

Our Seven Peaks Walk includes:

  • 5 days of guided walking through Lord Howe’s World Heritage wilderness, including an optional climb of Mt Gower (one of Australia’s most spectacular day walks)
  • guided boat and/or snorkelling trips through the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific - where possible/dependent on itinerary and weather conditions
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • full breakfasts
  • lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQs or packed lunch)
  • afternoon teas
  • 4 or 5 course dinners
  • use of all lodge facilities
  • island airport transfers
Our 2017 Seven Peaks Walks depart on 9 October 2017 (SOLD OUT) and 13 November 2017 (SOLD OUT). In 2018 our Seven Peaks Walks depart on 9 April 2018 (SOLD OUT), 14 May 2018 (SOLD OUT), 10 September 2018 (SOLD OUT), 17 September 2018 (SOLD OUT), 24 September 2018 (SOLD OUT), 15 October 2018 (SOLD OUT),12 November 2018 (SOLD OUT) and 26 November 2018 (SOLD OUT). You're best to arrive the weekend prior and depart no earlier than the following Saturday.

If you'd like to be notified of any new Seven Peaks Walk departures or join a wait-list for existing departure dates, then please contact us.

Please also consider our Walking & Photography Weeks scheduled for 7-11 May 2018 and 5-9 Nov 2018, which have a similar itinerary to the Seven Peaks Walk (excluding Mt Gower) as well as tips and advice from professional photographers. 

Seven Peaks Walk package rates start from $2,860.00 (per person, twin share in a Palm Room), excluding airfares. Pinetrees reserves the right to decline your participation if your fitness level is below the group standard. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking.

The Seven Peaks Walk is a member of Great Walks of Australia - a collective of privately owned multi-day guided walks that highlight the very best of Australia’s premium walk experiences - with coastal, inland and outback tracks, high end accommodation, outstanding regional food and wine, and expert guides.

Above the Malabar cliffs on Lord Howe IslandTowards Mt Gower on Lord Howe IslandThe view from the summit of Mt ElizaDawn on Mt ElizaEarly morning adventures on Mt Lidgbird on Lord Howe IslandSunset light from Little IslandBreakfast at PinetreesThe Lower Road on Lord Howe IslandFriendly fish at Neds BeachA rugged landscape on Lord Howe IslandA waterfall shower below Mt LidgbirdSeven Peaks walkersAfternoon drinks at PinetreesThe perfect end to a walking daySooty terns at Blinky BeachEn route to the Herring Pools on Lord Howe IslandSnorkelling at North Bay on Lord Howe IslandBreakfast at PinetreesThe view from Malabar on Lord Howe IslandSeven Peaks walkers on Lord Howe IslandA dramatic landscape on Lord Howe IslandNavigating the cliffs on Lord Howe IslandA walk and a swim?A very remote place on Lord Howe Island

Currency

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

Inclusions

Our 'All Inclusive' rate includes 6 nights accommodation, island airport transfers,5 days of guided walking through Lord Howe’s World Heritage wilderness, including an optional climb of Mt Gower, guided boat and/or snorkelling trips through the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific (where possible/dependent on itinerary and weather conditions), 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.


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"There is nowhere in the world like Lord Howe Island - incredibly beautiful, with uncrowded beaches, mountains, natural wilderness, kilometres of walks and spectacular marine life."

Tom, Paddington, NSW