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Swim subtropical waters with an Iron ManLord Howe Island, New South Wales

Tired of doing laps in cloudy, chlorinated water or paddling in concrete ‘rock’ pools? We hear you. Imagine swapping your repetitive swimming routine – with nothing better to look at than the pool floor’s tacky tiles – for gliding through pristine coral reefs and spotting turtles, rays, friendly reef sharks and up to 500 species of fish, all while being put through your paces by Australia's most famous Ironman, Trevor Hendy, off the coast of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island.

Make the fantasy a reality and join an Ocean Swim Week with Pinetrees Lodge. Held from November to February each year, you’ll spend five days swimming 1.5 to two kilometres around the island’s spectacular subtropical coastline under Trevor’s guidance. He’ll offer tips on technique, motivation and training.

Awarded Member of the Order of Australia for his services to surf lifesaving and a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Trevor has also won medals at the World Championships in kayaking and the Uncle Toby’s Super Series, an Australian Iron Man circuit, so rest assured you'll be in good hands.

In the afternoons you’ll be free to explore the many other things the island has to offer, including surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, walking and much more. All meals during Ocean Week are included, too, so fuelling up is a breeze, and plush, comfy beds ensure you’ll be well rested at day’s end. If you've been looking to discover this bucket list destination, this is the perfect combination of exercise, relaxation and indulgence.


From AU$3,960 a person, twin share, including all meals.

As guide, you should be able to swim 1.5 kilometres in less than 40 minutes.

Pinetrees Travel
pinetrees.com.au

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