Love travel experiences? Help us by sharing your travel habits. Please take this 5 minute survey.Take the survey!

7 Days All Inclusive Wellness & Yoga Holiday in Lord Howe Island

  • Pinetrees, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales 2898, Australia

Overview

Wellness & Yoga Holiday in Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a place of peace, tranquility and seclusion. For many of our guests, a week on the island is their only chance to escape the persistent phone calls, emails and traffic jams of the real world, and enjoy a much simpler lifestyle that rejuvenates the mind, body and soul. A Pinetrees holiday has always featured healthy food, daily exercise in spectacular locations, massage, socializing with like-minded people and, of course, sleeping. During Wellness Week we include a daily program of yoga, spa treatments, massage, aerobic fitness and wholefood cooking classes, as well as our ‘normal’ repertoire of swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, kayaking, walking, golf, biking and mountain climbing. Combining these activities with three gourmet meals every day, and a complete disconnect from the outside world means you’ll experience one of the most rejuvenating weeks of your life.

Highlights

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • A group fitness session each day
  • Mountain walk, ocean swim or kayak
  • Two group yoga practices each day with celebrity yoga instructor Charlotte Dodson
  • 5 nights' accommodation at Pinetrees Lodge
  • Gourmet meals daily
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
Hide all

Pinetrees Lodge is one of the oldest family businesses in Australia. We are famous for exceptional meals, personalized service, comfortable accommodation and our stunning beachfront location. There's so much more to Pinetrees than a comfortable bed and satisfying meal. The unique Pinetrees experience is partly due to our location on Lagoon Beach, our authentic family hospitality and friendly staff, and our close proximity to the island's other attractions. The 'X factor', though, is what happens when guests have no access to wi-fi, mobile phones and TVs. Instead of 'cocooning' in their rooms, guests start to talk to each other. Add a few drinks, a spectacular sunset, and an adventurous day, and often for the first time in years, people make new friends.

Itinerary schedule and inclusions are subject to change anytime. Please note that the first class will be on Monday morning and the last class will be on Friday afternoon.

  • 07:00 Yoga with Charlotte Dodson at the Boatshed
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Daily fitness activity: perhaps a hike to Kim's lookout, an ocean kayak to North Bay or a snorkel and bbq at Ned's beach*activity is dependent on weather as well as fitness level and interests of the group
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Cooking Demonstration
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:30 Yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner

Charlotte Dodson

Charlotte is an internationally renowned yoga instructor with an impressive client list such as Miranda Kerr, Gerard Butler, Basil Iwanyk, Phoebe Tonkin, Stephanie Rice, Lara Worthington and Leah Wood. After a 15-year love affair with yoga in four different continents, Charlotte is a go-to source for the latest and greatest creative practices. A true advocate for the benefits of yoga and a holistic, healthy lifestyle, Charlotte is determined to empower you to make yoga a part of your life.

Lord Howe Island is one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. It's dramatic scenery, lush subtropical forests, rare flora and fauna, pristine beaches and colorful marine life are breathtaking and unique. In combination with a warm climate, vibrant local community and great range of world-class activities, Lord Howe is the perfect destination for all ages. In recognition of its scenic beauty and biodiversity, Lord Howe was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1982. More recently, National Geographic named Lord Howe as one of their 'Places of a Lifetime'. Just under a 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane it's incredibly accessible yet wonderfully remote.

Activities
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking classes

Pinetrees may be remote, but we provide world-class meals. Our chefs have worked in some of Australia's best restaurants. Breakfast starts with fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and a sprinkle of semi-dried Persian fruits. Soon after, you'll have a choice from our daily menu. Options include: free range eggs Benedict with smoked ham and Hollandaise on brioche, button mushroom, spinach and hazelnut salad with scrambled eggs and hazelnut vinaigrette; or smoked bacon, cheddar and spinach quesadilla with avocado and coriander salsa.

For lunch, you can join us at Pinetrees for our 'plat du jour', beautiful salads and home-made bread. Better still, we'll gladly pack fresh kingfish, lamb chops, sausages, salads and cheese into an esky and local panda nus basket, and deliver them to one of the many idyllic barbecue spots on the island for your own private lunch. There’s no additional charge, it’s just part of the Pinetrees experience. For guests who return to the lodge mid-afternoon, either from an adventure or a siesta, afternoon tea is always a treat. Our pastry chef prepares scones, cakes or pastries every afternoon to accompany your tea or coffee. Many guests touch base at afternoon tea and compare stories from their day.

It's dinner, though, where our meals stand out. Our chefs use fresh local seafood, local produce and other quality ingredients to create memorable four course dinners. Some evenings, we start with sunset canapés and champagne on the boat shed deck. We always provide a 'lighter option' for guests who prefer simple food, and can tailor our menu for most dietary requirements. Many guests say that Pinetrees dinners are the best they've had.

Pinetrees Lorde Howe Island offer diving, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, bush walking, fishing, golf, photography, bird watching, stand-up paddle boarding, cycling, relaxing, shopping, hiking, kite surfing, bus tour of island, boat trips.

The Pinetrees Day Spa offers massage and facial treatments to help you relax and rejuvenate. Our massage products from LI’TYA are made with organic or sustainably wild harvested Australian native ingredients, and blended with the highest quality botanical bases. LI’TYA products do not contain sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances or mineral oils. We offer Swedish and Deep Tissue massage treatments. Our beauty products from ASPECT use certified organic ingredients and are free of pesticides, perfumes and dyes. Guest feedback is always good and a journalist from the Australian Yoga Journal recently described her treatment as “one of the best massages I’ve ever had (a statement which, given my penchant for both travel and massage, is no small claim)”.

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Island airport transfers
  • Twice daily yoga practices each day with celebrity yoga instructor Charlotte Dodson
  • Group fitness activity daily
  • Cooking classes
  • Full breakfasts
  • Lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch)
  • Afternoon teas
  • 4 course ‘wholefood’ dinners
  • Personal menus for guests with special dietary requirements
  • Use of all lodge facilities
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional yoga sessions
  • Additional tours
  • Drinks with dinner
  • Espresso coffee with breakfast (though filter coffee and tea is included)

Arrival by airplane

  • Daily Qantas flights from Sydney
  • Weekend flights from Brisbane
  • Weekends (seasonal) flights from Port Macquarie
For information about the booking conditions, please send Pinetrees Lord Howe Island an inquiry.
  • Review by Fiona and Leon from NSW
    10 out of 10

    "Our two boys had the time of their lives making new friends, fishing, snorkeling, diving and riding their bikes around the very beautiful and safe island."

    Pinetrees Lord Howe Island, edited

  • Review by Diana T from Leura
    10 out of 10

    "Wonderful week, fantastic food, great staff on the most beautiful island on earth. Have returned five times can't wait to go back. This time it was a wellness week. Yoga in lovely setting twice a day. Fitness activities, cooking demonstrations from a great chef. Or just snorkel in wonderful water and enjoy the beauty of the coral. Bikes available to hire on the island. Bush walks and wonderful bird life."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Alicia from Sydney
    10 out of 10

    "On the back of a busy period at work, I was looking for a place to get away from it all and Lord Howe Island and the Pinetrees Wellness Week definitely delivered. No mobile coverage and limited internet meant I had to switch off and it was just what I needed to complement the beautiful surroundings and many, many activities the island has to offer. From morning yoga to walks, kayaking to snorkeling, finishing the day with more yoga, it was a great escape from busy everyday life. The best part was the flexibility of it - Luke tailors the program to the weather and what the group is interested in most, so we had more yoga and activities, and less of the cooking classes and gardening. You can opt in or out of any of it, depending on how you're feeling and what you want to spend your time doing and the guys will help arrange it all. The food was just amazing - great choices for breakfast (buffet or choice of hot options), amazing lunches (gourmet buffet at the lodge, take away salads or sandwiches or the amazing BBQ delivered to your preferred location anywhere on the island) and delicious 4 course meals every night. Dani, Luke and their fantastic team made the whole experience just lovely - nothing was too much trouble. I was promised Wellness and this was what was well and truly delivered. Cannot recommend it highly enough and already planning a return trip. "

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Grantasymonds
    10 out of 10

    "We just had a magnificent week at Pinetrees for their wellness week. Yoga twice a day with Charlotte who was excellent. Daily excursions with Luke & cooking lessons with Alistair & Simon. The food & service were excellent. what a wonderful week away."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Caryn S from Sydney Olympic Park, Australia

    "We stayed in cottage 22, a lovely 1 bedroom cottage with a little secure area to hang your clothes. I have severe food allergies and had such a great experience here. Within ten minutes of being there the head chef spoke to me about my dietary needs and from then on everyone knew me each meal time and a special surprise meal was made for me."

    "The lodge is by far the easiest and most convenient place to stay on the flat side of the island. An easy stroll or bike ride anywhere. We actually hired the little car from Wilson's (near Pinetrees) and it was a super cheap way to get around the island in our wetsuits. It was also handy to get supplies and drive to places just to see the sun set etc, Thanks Pinetrees staff. You guys are the bees knees. Glad we didn't stay at Capella. It's lovely but a long way from most things. It's also very close to the airport so noisier than Pinetrees."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Alicia from Sydney, Australia
    10 out of 10

    " On the back of a busy period at work, I was looking for a place to get away from it all and Lord Howe Island and the Pinetrees Wellness Week definitely delivered. No mobile coverage and limited internet meant I had to switch off and it was just what I needed to complement the beautiful surroundings and many, many activities the island has to offer. From morning yoga to walks, kayaking to snorkeling, finishing the day with more yoga, it was a great escape from busy everyday life. The best part was the flexibility of it - Luke tailors the program to the weather and what the group is interested in most, so we had more yoga and activities, and less of the cooking classes and gardening. You can opt in or out of any of it, depending on how you're feeling and what you want to spend your time doing and the guys will help arrange it all. The food was just amazing - great choices for breakfast (buffet or choice of hot options), amazing lunches (gourmet buffet at the lodge, take away salads or sandwiches or the amazing BBQ delivered to your preferred location anywhere on the island) and delicious 4 course meals every night. Dani, Luke and their fantastic team made the whole experience just lovely - nothing was too much trouble. I was promised Wellness and this was what was well and truly delivered. Cannot recommend it highly enough and already planning a return trip. "

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Alison R, from Adelaide, Australia
    10 out of 10

    " Not only was my Pine Trees stay comfortable, welcoming, helpful and just thoroughly delightful but the food was excellent. The team of young chefs produced three delicious courses night after night as well as a scrumptious breakfast menu each morning and a varied smorgasbord for lunch. The wonderful and too rare a thing for vegetarians was that the chefs also prepared a proper main course for me. What a treat not to be an afterthought dispensed with by a pumpkin risotto or a mushroom pasta. All the food was wonderful, veggo or no. "

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by George from Edgecliff, New South Wales
    9 out of 10

    " We have been visiting Pinetrees regularly since 1987 with our children who are now adults and teenagers and who even change their travel plans to make sure they can join us. It is a unique experience which we value, a quintessential Australian beach family holiday but without the crowds and the mobile phones. Only two hours from Sydney is an island of breathtaking beauty and Pinetrees is the guest house with timeless ambience on the edge of the lagoon. We cycle, walk and swim, have barbecues on the beach and share with our fellow Pinetrees guests as relaxed an atmosphere as we can imagine anywhere. The Boatshed is a favorite place and sunset drinks there are now an essential element of the Pinetrees camaraderie. "

    Pinetrees Lord Howe Island website, edited

Sydney NSW 2000 , Australia

A week of Yoga, fitness, exceptional food and digital detoxing on Australia's most beautiful island.

from --

7 days / 6 nights

Departure:
Saturday May 13, 2017
(7 days / 6 nights)

Select your package:

Why choose BookYogaRetreats.com

  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • 4178 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
  • Friendly and Fast Customer Service
  • Offers for every budget
  • No Booking Fees