June 2020- June 2021
Pinetrees Lord Howe Island, NSW, includes elegant en-suite rooms, luxury garden cottages and 3 and 4 bedroom family cottages. All within easy access to the restaurant, lounge, bar, verandah, day spa, tennis court, gardens and waterfront deck. Discover world class diving, snorkeling, fishing, walking, surfing, kayaking and golf, or just relax and rejuvenate on one of Australia's most beautiful islands. Try Lord Howe Island, it’s better than Fiji and Hawaii! Since 1848 guest relax with a cup of tea in large organic market garden and walk waterfront overlooking the Lord Howe Island lagoon. There is a day spa to pamper yourself and a tennis court to exercise.
6 days for $2,090 per person ALL INCLUSIVE
TripAdvisor N1 hotel in Australia in 2016, Pinetrees includes elegant en-suite rooms, luxury garden cottages and 3 and 4 bedroom family cottages. All within easy access to the restaurant, lounge, bar, verandah, day spa, tennis court, gardens and waterfront deck. Discover world class diving, snorkeling, fishing, walking, surfing, kayaking and golf, or just relax and rejuvenate on one of Australia's most beautiful islands. Try Lord Howe Island, it’s better than Fiji and Hawaii!
Relax & Indulge Yoga Program
Package rates for Wellness Weeks in 2020 start from $3,048 per person twin share in a Palm Room, or $3,594 per person twin share in a Transit Hill Room.
A week in detail
Two group yoga sessions every day - one group ‘adventure fitness’ session every day - 6 nights’ accommodation - use of all lodge facilities
FREE accommodation and meals for children
Free stay for children under 10 when you stay together in a Sallywood Suite or Garden Cottage (valid for stays between 11 Oct – 11 Dec 2020, 30 Jan – 1 April 2021, 18 Apr – 30 May 2021 and 9 Oct – 18 December 2021)
Better than Fiji
Families return to Pinetrees every year because it’s safe for kids to enjoy a level of freedom above and beyond other holiday destinations. There are no snakes, poisonous spiders, box jelly-fish or crocodiles. Imagine! 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.
Your kids will soon meet up with other kids, forget about social media, and rediscover the fun and adventure of swimming, snorkelling, bike riding, beach-combing 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.
All of the rooms and cottages are located away from the main lodge, with access via hardwood boardwalks and paved pathways. The main lodge has our restaurant, BBQ deck, bar, pool room, and lounge with comfy couches, magazines, newspapers and a library with over 300 books – you’ll spend most of your time eating, drinking and chatting around the main lodge.
The trick, we now know, is to balance the calorie credit with calorie debit, so guests at least feel a bit better. You’ll still put on weight. The hotel is not a health farm. But if you at least walk to Kims Lookout for one of Australia’s iconic views, or swim along Blinky Beach with schools of salmon, or snorkel Erscotts Hole over dazzling coral gardens, or ride a bike to Cobbys Corner for a BBQ lunch, you’ll earn your next meal. That’s the secret to surviving a food destination.
and how to get there
Lord Howe Island is 600 kilometres east of the Australian mainland. Lord Howe is alone in a vast area of ocean on the boundary of the Pacific Ocean to the north and Tasman Sea to the south. It’s nearest neighbours are New Zealand to the southeast, Norfolk Island to the east, New Caledonia to the northeast and the Australian mainland to the west. You can fly to Lord Howe Island with Qantas from Sydney and Brisbane. NSW is open!
full breakfasts - lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch) -afternoon teas - 4-course dinners
island airport transfers on arrival and departure - meet and greet on arrival with a short island tour, followed by welcome drinks and snacks
recommended weekly program of activities to put you in the right place on the right day use of all lodge facilities - no need to shop, cook or clean -and the perfect balance of exercise, relaxation and indulgence to enjoy one of the best holidays of your life
Rate valid for bookings 90 days in advance. Please inquire for special offers if you plan to travel earlier
Elegant accommodation of your choice
Full breakfast daily
Lunch daily (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch)
Afternoon tea daily
4 course dinner daily
Recommended weekly program of activities to put you in the right place on the right day
Island airport transfers on arrival and departure
Meet and greet on arrival with a short island tour, followed by welcome drinks and snacks
Use of all lodge facilities
No need to shop, cook or clean
Perfect balance of exercise, relaxation and indulgence to enjoy one of the best holidays of your life!
Transportation to Lord Howe Island
Iran / USA
We just returned from the World Cup in Russia where we followed Team Iran. This involved travel to three different stadiums many miles apart. Thank goodness we booked through World of Discoveries (Discovery Russia branch)! They arranged our lodging and transport. They even set us up with local English speaking guides to take us to see the interesting and historical sights of this beautiful land. We had a blast. We met new friends, ate great food, drank great vodka and cheered our team on. It was a trip of a lifetime.
I decided to use the Tour Service of the World Cup after some extensive research into the tour alternatives. These guys seemed to differentiate its tour Service by providing a more culturally based service with a healthy dose of Football and Fun. My experience was that it as well run ie they delivered on their promises. They have a health mix of local staff and Australian staff. The Russian staff had a great empathy for the challenges for us Aussies traveling in a country where you had no language skills they bridged that gap with there wonderful help. I know there are many alternative tours but this one certainly lived up to its name. I felt I discovered part of Russia but there’s plenty more to go!’ Overall just a great experience
Amazing trip to Mongolia
I can't sing the praises loud enough for the operator and their true welcoming, accommodating and approach. From the time I landed and was met by a driver at the airport to take me to my hotel, to fabulous guide, Boloryuya, who worked, it seemed, 24/7 to make sure this trip was everything I dreamed of. From seeking Takhi wild horses with local resident Neema, to meeting reindeer herdsman while in Lake Kovsgol area, from horse back riding and camel rides to a yurt stay at Gobi desert, everything went as planned and exceeded expectations. September seemed a perfect choice to visit Mongolia. Everything from planning and booking, till the farewell transfer to airport, every team member went above and beyond to make it happened the way it was and I’m sending my appraisal too all of you guys. Choose World of Discoveries when you are in need of adventure beyond the ordinary. You name it, they find a way to make it happen. It was truly amazing.
CENTRAL ASIA, I’LL BE BACK! Central Asia was on my bucket list for years but I was reluctant to travel alone and my partner did not want to go. I found World of Discoveries most helpful in arranging my age/gender travel companion in our small group tour in October 2019. Everything run smooth from inquiry to farewell dinner in Nur-Sultan The tour was good value for money. Most meals included and great. Lots of local experiences. Great people on tour, helpful guides. I would love to return to explore more of Uzbekistan and would love to visit Tajikistan (that was not part of the tour). Yurt experience was just amazing. Such a great scenery and heartily people.
Xmas in Georgia and Armenia. We wanted a personalized custom vacation to a rarely visited area of the world and found World of Discoveries tour of Armenia and Georgia fit just perfectly. Very well organized and planned, and guides were awesome. Our tour guides in both countries were packed with knowledge of architecture and cultural history, but above all they were friendly and helpful. Rafik in Armenia even took us to his parent’s home in the centre of Yerevan and we enjoyed home-made meals and talks with the locals. It was a very special evening. Be prepared for some long journeys to reach the most exciting destinations in both countries.
This has been an incredible trip. The service has been exceptional and the guides provided were knowledgeable about their cities and gave us an experience we will never forget. If I do this trip again I would take even longer to see this amazing country.