Lord Howe Island Family Holiday

The trip

The quintessentially perfect, laidback family holiday in one of Australia’s most pristine locations.

EN4A3712_NikkiTo copyThe experience

Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise located 660 km off the north coast of NSW and less than two hours’ flight from Sydney. A holiday here is relaxing and unhurried, allowing families plenty of time to slow down and reconnect. There’s no mobile phone reception on the island and very dodgy internet, and everyone gets around by bike or on foot. Lord Howe is an idyllic location for fishing enthusiasts as well as snorkellers and scuba divers. Other watersports include surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing.

You can do glass-bottomed boat trips on the lagoon to see colourful coral and 100-year-old turtles, and snorkel around shipwrecks. Lord Howe is also ideal for walkers and hikers with breathtaking views, natural forest and the famous twin peaks, Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird, which can be scaled on guided full-day hikes. It’s also a birdwatchers’ nirvana, and the only known nesting spot of the providence petrel.

Pinetrees Lodge is the perfect location for your Lord Howe Island family holiday, where old-fashioned hospitality is the order of the day, and the food is sublime. Choose your scenic picnic spot each morning and the team will pack a delicious barbecue or picnic lunch and deliver it to your “destination”.

EN4A5006_NikkiToThe highlights

  • Hand feeding fish at Neds Beach
  • Viewing the island from Kims Lookout
  • A full day climb to the top of Mt Gower
  • Surfing at Blinky Beach
  • Boat trips on the lagoon to see 100-year-old turtles
  • Birdlife and wildlife, especially the sooty terns and the providence petrels
  • Getting around by bike
  • Fishing off the jetty or from a boat
  • Freshly caught Lord Howe kingfish, served at many meals
  • Sundowners on the boatshed deck
  • The food at Pinetrees lodge

Ideal for?

Families who want a relaxing all-inclusive holiday in a spectacular environment, with a range of water and land-based activities.

Cool for kids

The nightly kids’ dinner in school holidays. Removing shoes when you arrive and not putting them on again till you leave. The freedom to explore the island safely on their own.

EN4A4059_NikkiTo copyNeed to know

7 days from $10,360 in a three-bedroom cottage. This includes accommodation, all meals (including picnic or barbecue lunches each day, afternoon tea and four or five course dinners), return island airport transfers and use of all lodge facilities.

All prices are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise and are indicative only. Prices will vary according to time of travel, size of family group, inclusions and exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are for land content only. Qantas flights available from approximately $1118 per person depending on season and time of booking.

More information

Please contact us if you’d like further details or a customised quote on this itinerary or would like to discuss a variation on it for your family.