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Lord Howe Island - Just Paradise

  • Bushwalking on Lord Howe Island
  • Paddle-boarding on Lord Howe Island


Explore paradise on Lord Howe Island

At any one time, you'll be one of only 400 visitors on Lord Howe Island. The crystal clear waters of Lord Howe Island are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and surfing. On land, the trek to the summit of Mount Gower is recognised as one of the world's best one-day hikes.

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About Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise located 660km off the north coast of NSW and less than two hours' flight from Brisbane, Sydney or Port Macquarie.

A holiday here is relaxing and unhurried, where getting around by bike or on foot is the way to go and there are plenty of activities to discover.

The island is an idyllic location for fishing enthusiasts as well as snorkellers and scuba divers. You can 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 Island's famous twin peaks, breathtaking views and natural forest make it ideal for walkers and hikers to discover the island on foot. 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.  Challenge yourself on a one-day, guided climb of Mount Gower (875m), considered one of the world's best hikes, or take a more leisurely walk under lush forest canopies in the Valley of Shadows.

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


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  • Birdwatching on Lord Howe Island NSW

    Bushwalking and birdwatching

    Lord Howe Island is one of Australias premier birdwatching destinations, home to more than 130 permanent and migratory bird species, including the unique Lord Howe Island woodhen. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island and its birdlife on bushwalks to Malabar Hill, Mount Gower and the Valley of the Shadows.

  • Hand feeding Fish on Lord Howe Island NSW

    Hand-feed fish at Neds Beach

    Enjoy a unique Lord Howe Island experience hand-feeding fish at Neds Beach Sanctuary Zone. This special purpose zone provides the opportunity to view an amazing diversity of fish, marine life and coral close to shore. Feed eager mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver drummer, spangled emperor and metre-long kingfish. 

  • Snokelling on Lord Howe Island NSW

    Snorkelling and diving

    Located at the crossroads of five major ocean currents, Lord Howe Island is home to an abundance of beautiful marine life. Swim amongst up to 90 vibrant species of coral and 500 types of fish, turtles and stingrays. Spectacular diving and snorkeling sites include Neds Beach, Erscott's Hole, the Admiralty Islands and Ball's Pyramid.

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Explore Lord Howe Island - Just Paradise

Lord Howe Island - Lagoon
Lord Howe Island - Birdwatching
Lord Howe Island - playing in a rockpool
Lord Howe Island - Stand up paddle boarding