Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe IslandLord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise where at any time of the year, you'll be one of only 400 visitors. A holiday on this exquisite subtropical island promises a serene and unhurried experience. Getting around by bike or on foot is the way to go here. This idyllic island boasts a wealth of activities, including exploring its gorgeous beaches, tranquil lagoons, magnificent coral reefs, and lush rainforest regions, all of which display the island's stunning natural beauty.
Top things to doLord Howe Island is a nature lover’s paradise. Go swimming, snorkelling or diving in the crystal clear waters of the most southern coral barrier reef in the world or marvel at magnificent landscapes and ocean views on an excellent range of walking trails and hikes.
The IslandLord Howe Island is a remarkable example of an island ecosystem developed from submarine volcanic activity nearly seven million years ago. The island’s isolation and its varied landscape of mountains, valleys, hills, lowlands and sea-cliffs have resulted in diverse habitats supporting many distinctive flora and fauna groups including 241 species of indigenous plants, 207 bird species, 500 species of fish and 90 coral species. The Lord Howe Island Group was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.
Do and seeRelax on white sandy beaches, discover the world's tallest sea stack, and tackle one of Australia's best day trek trails climbing Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island's tallest mountain, in this World Heritage island paradise. There's even a golf course.
EventsDiscover a wide range of events on Lord Howe Island from community markets and an art trail, to birdwatching, a music festival and wellness weeks.
AccommodationLord Howe offers a great range of accommodation styles, from bungalows and self-catered apartments to luxurious lodges and retreats, all nestled among kentia palms, banyan forests and beautiful gardens.
Disconnect from the rest of the world in this beautiful paradise where walking and biking are the best ways to get around the island.
QantasLink offers year-round scheduled services to Lord Howe Island. Flight time is under two hours, with flights departing from Sydney on most days, and from Brisbane on weekends. A seasonal weekly service to the Island is also available direct from Port Macquarie from February to June and September to December.
You’ll quickly understand why Lord Howe Island does not need public transport. All accommodation properties provide free airport transfers for arriving and departing guests. Walking is a pleasure on the island as you’re never far from shops, restaurants or beaches. There are bicycles and helmets for hire and a limited number of rental cars.
Gower Wilson Memorial Hospital provides health services for residents and visitors to Lord Howe Island. This is the only medical facility on the island with three inpatient beds that are used for acute admissions. Complex cases are transferred to the mainland. Consulting and dispensary hours are 9am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday, however, the doctor…
Limited Telephone and Internet Coverage
Country Code: (+61) Area Code: (02) Many island holidaymakers are delighted that Lord Howe Island is beyond the reach of mobile phone calls and internet service. Public phones and faxes are available on the island and an internet cafe is available at the visitors centre.