Fodor's Expert Review Pinetrees Lodge

Lagoon Rd., Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, 2898, Australia

Right on Lagoon Beach and a short walk from the popular bowling club, the Pinetrees Lodge has a terrific location and is the largest accommodation on Lord Howe Island—with motel rooms, suites, and garden cottages. The property is run by descendants of the island's first settlers, and is one of the few hotels on the island that stays open year-round. Rooms are clean and tidy and without too many frills, but the location and family atmosphere are great draws. There are good deals for stays of more than five nights as well as themed packages (honeymoons, spring wellness weeks). Meals are included in the rates, and the staff can prepare picnic lunches. The lodge has a familiar guest-house vibe, as guests sit at the same tables for dinner at set hours. Guests love the daily sunset drinks at Pinetrees's own beachfront boat shed. Check online for five-night packages— they are often start from around A$355 per person, per night and include all meals (including afternoon tea).


  • great amenities
  • excellent location
  • good five-night packages available online


  • can be noisy with families in peak times


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Phones: 02-9262–6585


34 rooms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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