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.
About Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise located 660 km off the north coast of NSW and less than two hours' flight from Sydney (available most days) and Brisbane (on weekends) with year-round scheduled services offered by Qantas Link. 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 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.