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Danielle Nicolson Love Lord Howe Island

Hi! My name is Danielle, owner and operator of Love Lord Howe.

I moved to Lord Howe Island with my family in 2013 and was blown away by the beauty of this wonderful Island and community. I did however miss the ease of readily available childcare and catering options of the mainland.

Now my children are both attending the local primary school, Love Lord Howe has been created for the benefit of all visitors to our beautiful island.

My aim was not only to find a solution to a tourism need, but also employ other local mothers so they can work around their children’s schedules – something I found quite difficult when my kids were young.

In late 2020 I launched Love Lord Howe’s Babysitting Connection Service. This service was built based on my in-depth knowledge of local babysitters who had looked after my own children. It also provided visitors with a central person on Lord Howe to contact to arrange babysitting no matter where they were staying.

Love Lord Howe Picnics and Platters began in late 2021, further serving the needs of visitors. Our unique and personalised outdoor catering experiences quickly became a ‘must do’ on Lord Howe, enabling me to work full time around my children and employ other Island mothers.

Love Lord Howe now not only provides decadent Island Picnics, but regularly caters and organises weddings, events, conferences and visiting tour groups.

In 2023 we won Gold for Excellence in Food Tourism at the NSW Tourism Awards. Our aim is to follow this up with an Australian Tourism award in 2024.

If you’re thinking about visiting Lord Howe, you won’t regret it! I can’t wait to see you enjoy the island as much as we do!

Happy holidaying,

Danielle xx

Our most recent reviews:

Kelly H
6 October 2023
Awesome experience :) My daughter Karrissa & her childhood sweetheart Jaydan were married on the island in September 2023 . The girls went above and beyond to ensure their day was magical . Thank you for all of your hard work & dedication to every detail , what an awesome day
anna l
2 October 2023
Luxe Beach picnic on lord howe An amazing picnic set up in a stunning beach location, so thoughtfully prepared with comfortable cushions, music, game, lovely platter and floral arrangement. Such a memorable experience. Would highly recommend
Simon R
17 September 2023
Fantastic Experience My wife and I had a wonderful birthday picnic on the beach for her birthday last week. Danielle was very easy to deal with and has fantastic attention to detail. Thank you.
Nicholas C
13 June 2023
An amazing experience! Can't wait tot go back.... Pia from Love Lord Howe did an amazing job with setting up our Picnic at Ned's Beach. From when I initially spoke to Pia (couple month out) she has been nothing but super helpful, nothing was too hard and thoughtful with a pre flight email wishing us an enjoyable flight over. I highly recommend everyone to use Love Lord Howe for any of their services! Cant wait to return...
Bridget Pierce
22 May 2023
Incredible experience with Lovelordhowe! We had an amazing honeymoon experience with Lovelordhowe! Danielle was so wonderful to deal with, and so lovely to meet on the day. The picnic we had at Lovers Bay was absolutely incredible, and the food was excellent. We loved every minute of our picnic and will be dreaming about it for years into the future. Thank you so much Danielle!!!! Bridget & Drewe
1 May 2023
Special Anniversary As it was a special anniversary we wanted to do something different and Danielle from Love Lord Howe certainly helped with that. She communicated so well all the time before we arrived and I was grateful to her for helping me with my dietary needs. We were so lucky to be able to have it at Lovers Bay and it certainly was the perfect place. Danielle did an amazing set up and I would recommend her to anyone.
Kate H
20 April 2023
A magical, memorable, romantic picnic This was a brilliant afternoon celebrating on Lord Howe island, very much more than a picnic, it was a memorable experience. Our picnic was set up in the most perfect, private location with an amazing view of Ned's Beach. The actual platter was indulgent with cheeses, dips and fruit, and everything else you could think of was catered for - music, games, suncream etc. There was no rush to leave and we could relax and enjoy being in the moment in this magical place. If you want a memorable, romantic experience on Lord Howe Island I would thoroughly recommend you treat yourself, you will never forget it.
Lillian N
10 April 2023
Great food platter Lord Howe picnic and platters organised a great platter for us, it was raining at the time they delivered it to our accommodation and it was fabulous, didn’t even think of the weather. Great cheese, meats, fruit , biscuits and more.
Maxwell L
3 April 2023
Amazing romantic opportunity Setup was amazing. They definitely picked the best spot that afternoon as we were down at Lovers Bay right at sunset. We were lucky and there were no clouds. It was a great opportunity for my proposal to, my now fiancé. Even if you don't go for romantic reasons, the spread was still awesome with a variety of meats, dips, fruits, cheeses and crackers.
Steven R
2 April 2023
Perfect afternoon picnic Thanks Danielle for an amazing lunch at Lovers Bay. I don't think it could have been any better - amazing scenery, lovely picnic table/cushions/rug and lovely food and wine. Didn't see anyone else at the location, we just sat there for 2.5 hours enjoying the view. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to anyone.