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Hostings - Destination NSW Lord Howe Island with Mike

Mike Whitney

Date: 10th May 2015

Episode: 14


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Islander Cruises

World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island is exploding with incredible wildlife and now you can meet them all. Family owned and operated Islander Cruises will help you explore Lord Howe Island by land and water. Join a scuba or snorkelling tour and get swimming among over 500 species of fish and 80 species of coral. Say ahoy to local turtles from the comfort of a glass bottomed boat or go fishing. They’ve also got walking tours like a day trip to Mount Gower so you can see some of the Island’s 200 species of bird and 240 native plant species. Do your own thing and hire out some gear.

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Islander Cruises

Lagoon Rd

Lord Howe Island

NSW, Australia 2898

Tours $20^ kids & $45^ adults

Ph: 6563 2298

www.islandercruises.com.au             

Prices correct as at 10/05/15


MV Fin Tours & Fin’s Kitchen

With over 500 species of fish Lord Howe Island will have you hook, line and sinker. Join the guys at MV Fin Tours for a fishing trip on their purpose built boat. They run a whole range of trips from sight-seeing to full on fishing. Each trip is unique, sometimes you might see dolphins, other times you’ll catch fish by the bucket load. If you’ve got a lucky rod bring it along otherwise the team can lend you gear. Test the waters from Fishy point to Gower Island near the lagoon or head out to Balls Pyramid. Even if the fish aren’t biting you can taste the local catch with a barbecue pack or sashimi platter from Fin’s Kitchen.

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MV Fin Tours & Fin’s Kitchen

5 hr fishing tour $300^ pp

BBQ packs $30^
Sashimi platters $50^
Ph: 6563 2278
www.lordhoweisland.info/tours/mv-fin        

Prices correct as at 10/05/15


Pinetrees Lodge

Lord Howe Island is secluded and stunning. One of the best spots to explore this World Heritage listed island from is Pinetrees Lodge. These guys are right on the beach front of Lord Howe Lagoon. Grab a bite in their restaurant that’s been cooked by chef’s who’ve worked in some of Australia’s best restaurants. They dish up brekky, lunch, 4 course dinners, barbecues and picnics. Unwind in the day spa or get active on their tennis courts. You can choose between ensuite rooms, luxury Garden Cottages or family cottages.

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Pinetrees Lodge

5 night family package from $1500pp
Ph: 9262 6585

www.pinetrees.com.au          

Prices correct as at 10/05/15

For more info about all the family friendly activities on the island, log onto www.visitnsw.com/lordhowe.

Lord Howe Island Packages start from $799 including return flights, five nights’ accommodation and experiences*.

QantasLink fly direct from Sydney to Lord Howe Island.

*Terms and Conditions: Prices are per person twin share. Subject to availability & specific flight class availability. Valid for travel 17 May – 18 September 2015. Book by 27 May. Information & prices correct at time of printing. New Bookings only.


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Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

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