Lord Howe Island - Just Paradise


Explore paradise on Lord Howe Island

This World Heritage-listed paradise, 600km off the coast of Port Macquarie on the NSW North Coast, is a crescent shaped island measuring less than 11km, end to end, and barely 3km across. You’ll be one of only 400 visitors at any time. Flight time from Sydney is less than two hours.

  • Kayaking, Lord Howe Island

About Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise with year-round scheduled services offered by QantasLink. A seasonal weekly flight direct from Port Macquarie operates from February to June and September to December.

A holiday here is relaxing and unhurried, where getting around by bike or on foot fits the idyllic pace.

Lord Howe Island's famous twin peaks, breathtaking views and natural forest make it ideal for walkers and hikers to discover the island on foot.

Challenge yourself on a one-day, guided climb of Mount Gower, at 875m, considered one of the world's best hikes, or take a more leisurely walk under lush forest canopies in the Valley of Shadows.

The crystal clear waters of Lord Howe Island are also perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and surfing.

Stand up paddleboarding, Lord Howe Island

The island is an idyllic location for fishing enthusiasts as well as snorkellers and scuba divers.

Cast off at Blinky Beach for Australian salmon or snorkel straight off the sand at Neds Beach where you can also hand-feed fish. Enjoy a wide range of other watersports including surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing. 

Lord Howe is also one of Australia’s premier birdwatching destinations. There's no better way to seek out Lord Howe's 130 permanent and migratory bird species or 64 species of flowering plants than on well marked walking tracks. 

A wide range of accommodation styles, sumptuous spa treatments, beautiful hotels and great restaurants make Lord Howe Island the perfect getaway.

  • Hand feeding Fish on Lord Howe Island NSW

    Hand-feed the fish at Neds Beach

    Hand-feed eager mullet, garfish and kingfish for a unique Lord Howe Island experience at Neds Beach Sanctuary Zone. Here you can see an amazing diversity of marine life and coral close to shore. You can also paddle or snorkel in the clear waters of the beach and get up close with fish.

  • Stand-up paddleboarding on Lord Howe Island

    Stand-up paddleboarding

    Hire a board at Neds Beach or from the PRO DIVE Hire Centre at Lagoon Beach and try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Glide through the calm waters of the bay, where you can see turtles, stingrays, schools of fish and vibrant coral. It’s great fun and an excellent way to explore the island’s waters.

  • Snorkelling, Lord Howe Island

    Snorkelling and diving

    Lord Howe Island is home to an abundance of beautiful marine life, and snorkelling is one of the best ways to see it up close. Spectacular diving and snorkeling sites include Neds Beach, Erscott's Hole, the Admiralty Islands and Ball's Pyramid. Swim amongst up to 500 species of marine life including fish, turtles and stingrays.

Popular Accommodation Options on Lord Howe Island

  1. Admiralty Islands

    Just 15 minutes by boat from Lord Howe rests an intriguing group of volcanic formations, dubbed the Admiralty Islands. Large pinnacles, coral reefs, larger schools of fish and diving depths of 15-40 metres...

  2. Balls Pyramid

    23 kilometres southeast of the island, the world's tallest sea stack and the site of some of Australia's most remarkable diving can be found - the 551 metre tall Balls Pyramid. Exploring the caves and waters...

  3. Blinky Beach

    Blinky Beach, on the eastern side of Lord Howe Island, is the best beach to access some amazing waves. Bring along a surfboard, body board, fins, or just head in for a bodysurf, it's the most popular place on the...

  4. Blue Billie Fishing Charters

    Come aboard the "Blue Billie", a 6.82 metre Custom Spacecraft for all of your open water experiences!Join fifth generation Islander and Bounty descendant Wesley Young aboard "Blue Billie".There are...

  5. Chase N Thyme Bus Tours

    More than a tour, Chase 'n' Thyme is a journey through Lord Howe Island, from early settlement to the present day and all the wonderful things in between. Come with your hosts Janine and Peter on an entertaining and...

  6. Crom's Lagoon Fishing

    Fish the calm waters of Lord Howe's famous lagoon with Crom's Lagoon Fishing, the island's only professional sport fishing guide. "Crom" has over 50 years experience both here and overseas, 25 years of that as a guide...

  7. Erscott's Hole

    Home to 500 fish species and 90 species of coral, Lord Howe's snorkelling is second to none.A luxuriant garden of staghorn coral dominates the iconic snorkelling destination that is Erscott's Hole, a natural...

  8. Howea Divers

    Lord Howe Island is often described as Australia's most beautiful island, and is regarded as the world's most southern coral reef. The island's isolation has allowed it to develop unique and endemic marine life and...

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