Lord Howe Island Experiences

If you can’t get to the Galapagos Islands, you can get virtually the same unique ecosystem experience on Lord Howe Island. This isolated archipelago is home to everything from pristine forest to a complete array of birds and other creatures that can be found only here. Best of all, hardly anyone actually lives on Lord Howe Island so you get a true feeling of isolation and adventure when you visit.

Experiences on Lord Howe Island

The ancient volcanoes that shaped this island are a huge part of the Lord Howe Island experience. At both ends of the island are a handful of dramatic peaks, the highest of which, Mount Gower, rises 875 metres above sea level. Mountain climbing and trail hiking are two of the highlights on this island. But there are many other recreational activities available, too.

Most people spend at least one day pedaling the refreshingly quiet roads that wind around the 12km length of the island. There are amazing natural attractions at both ends of Lord Howe Island, ranging from the very challenging to the wonderfully casual.

The entire island is enveloped by the Lord Howe Island Marine Park, a large area that protects the entire coastline of the island. As you can imagine, the scuba diving and snorkelling here is sublime. The planet’s most southerly coral reef system ensures a rare and pristine underwater experience.

The seas are also ideal for windsurfing and kite-boarding thanks to steady offshore winds that blow every day. Sea kayaking is another fine way to get to know the island from a watery perspective, and those who enjoy fishing will discover one of Australia’s most spectacular and most challenging fishing environments.

The same goes for bird watching. This island is home to 14 seabirds that flock here in impossible numbers. Around 130 other bird species call Lord Howe Island home, making this a hot spot for ornithology. Manmade attractions are the only thing this island is lacking. There is just enough infrastructure to ensure a pleasant visit but don’t expect to do any high street shopping.


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Lord Howe Island Australia is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to Lord Howe Island. We are passionate about Australia's last great island paradise, its vast marine and wildlife, its lagoon and white sandy beaches, its crystal clear turquiose waters and the unforgetable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss Lord Howe Island, its history, its environment, its wildlife and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as Lord Howe Island has inspired us.

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