Lord Howe Island Attractions

The World Heritage-listed paradise of Lord Howe Island is home to some of Australia's most beautiful natural attractions. Spectacular panoramic views across the island can be enjoyed from the summit of Mount Gower - join a guided walk for this challenging 8-hour trek across the mountain's rugged terrain.

The island's clear waters are a delight to explore, with pristine beaches and peaceful lagoons offering ideal conditions for many water-based activities and sports. Head out for a swim, go surfing, or glide through the waters stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or kite surfing. See colourful coral reefs and a variety of fish, turtles, stingrays and other sea life while snorkelling and diving in the waters of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park or, for a unique sea life encounter, head to Ned’s Beach and feed eager fish by hand.

Learn more about the island’s World Heritage environment and history with a visit to the Lord Howe Island Museum and Visitor Centre.

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  1. North Bay

    North Bay

    At the North of Lord Howe lies North Bay, a secluded beach accessible only by foot or water.

    Travellers admire migratory sea birds and take short walks to Mount Eliza, Old Gulch...

  2. Lord Howe Island Golf

    Lord Howe Island Golf

    Lord Howe is home to one of the most picturesque golf courses in Australia, which overlooks the towering Mt. Lidgbird and Mt. Gower. The 9-hole course meanders through the lushly vegetated Kentia...

  3. Neds Beach

    Neds Beach

    Neds Beach Sanctuary Zone offers a unique opportunity to view an amazing diversity of coral, fish and marine life close to shore.

    This special purpose zone allows visitors to...

  4. Blinky Beach

    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...

  5. Erscott's Hole

    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...

  6. The Valley of the Shadows

    The Valley of the Shadows

    Massive banyan trees and 40 metre high forests of Kentia palms cast brooding shadows in this enclave on the east coast. Situated near Clear Place, the Valley of the Shadows is one of the more...

  7. Transit Hill

    Transit Hill

    There are two pathways leading to Transit Hill, which is roughly centred on the island, and you might spot an emerald ground-dove or a golden whistler along the way.

    Start your...

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