Travellers responsibilities when visiting Lord Howe Island and changes relating to COVID-19 at Waimarie Apartments.

As we welcome visitors back to the island, there is a risk of infection in the community. We ask that you maintain physical distancing when out and about, use hand sanitiser. We assure you that our accommodation is COVID safe.
Travel must be postponed if you have recently been in a hot spot area or in contact with a symptomatic person or have COVID symptoms yourself.

We have a full refund policy for all COVID related cancellations, with appropriate documentation to confirm.

Changes for Waimarie Apartments.


Guests to maintain social distancing and wear facemasks until luggage is collected and we transfer you to your apartment. The island familiarisation trip will be shortened to avoid any possibility of a” close contact”.


There will be no common areas. To enable this, a new gazebo has been built, to create a separate BBQ area and out dining area for each apartment.

A private and separate decking area has also been established at the rear of each apartment.

The transit room will be only be open for departing guests. Phone calls can be made via the complimentary wifi from your apartment Books and DVD selection will be available on request, with items cleaned and quarantined between use, same applies for yoga mats, backpacks, picnic sets and beach umbrellas.

Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance to each apartment.


All NSW health guidelines will be followed.

There will be 24hr period between all new bookings to maximise cleaning efficiency.


We aim to offer our guests a safe, comfortable and private environment to enjoy their holiday.

We do recommend to bring your own face masks, hand sanitiser, drink bottles and diving mask and snorkel if required.


Should you present with symptoms of COVID-19 on the island, you must immediately self isolate in your accommodation and notify Sharon and Peter (your hosts) and then we will notify the Lord Howe Hospital.

If guests have to self isolate, our apartments have a private deck to use and it is an easy walk to Blinky Beach, which is currently allowed under the NSW guidelines.

In case your period of isolation extends beyond the time booked, we have made available the adjacent cottage free of charge, apart from a cleaning fee.

Please note that Qantas will not fly COVID-19 positive persons off the island, even if they are well. Air Ambulance will only transfer persons whose medical condition is, or looks to become critical.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.