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!
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