Lord Howe Island Events

Lord Howe Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning natural beauty and biodiversity, and some of the fauna and flora found there is unique to the island. With banyan and palm forests, spectacularly clear waters thriving with marine life, and picturesque walks and lookouts, it's one of NSW’s best kept secrets, and at only 2 hours flight from Sydney and Brisbane, it's the ideal destination for a weekend getaway.

Throughout the year, the Lord Howe Island plays host to a range of activities and events. Whether you’re looking for an adventure on land or sea, are keen to indulge in fine food and wine, or want to get up close with the island’s bird or marine life, there are plenty of fun events to pique your curiosity.

Staying on the island is truly a treat. Lord Howe Island accommodation spans from self-contained apartments for the budget-conscious, to sprawling resorts with ocean views, so you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.

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  1. Lord Howe Island Dive Weeks

    Friday 9 December to Friday 27 January 2017, Lord Howe Island

    Lord Howe Island has some of the best diving in the world. The coral reef system has a unique mix of tropical, subtropical and temperate marine life, and there are over 90 coral and 500 fish species. There are more...

    09 Dec -27Jan
  2. The Lord Howe Island Community Markets

    Sunday 25 December to Sunday 28 May 2017, Lord Howe Island

    The Lord Howe Island Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month and not held during the winter months. Markets are held at the Lord Howe Island Central School. There is a great variety of fresh local...

    25 Dec -28May
  3. Ocean Swimming with Trevor Hendy

    Monday 30 January to Friday 24 February 2017, Lord Howe Island

    If you're sick of the black line in the pool or the opaque water at suburban beaches, then please join one of the Lord Howe Island Ocean Swim Weeks. Each day, you'll swim 1.5 to two kilometres...

    30 Jan -24Feb
  4. LHI Rockfest

    Saturday 18 March to Saturday 25 March 2017, Lord Howe Island

    The sixth Lord Howe Island Rockfest is set to bring a buzzing atmosphere to the beautiful island. Locals and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the weeklong event, as it provides a showcase of free concerts and...

    18 Mar -25Mar
  5. Lord Howe Island Bird Week

    Saturday 18 March to Saturday 18 November 2017, Lord Howe Island

    Lord Howe Island is Australia's premier bird watching destination, with 14 species of seabirds breeding here in hundreds of thousands. The island also boasts more than 130 permanent and migratory bird species, among...

    18 Mar -18Nov
  6. Seven Peaks Walk

    Monday 24 April to Friday 15 September 2017, Lord Howe Island

    The Seven Peaks Walk is Lord Howe's premier five day guided adventure that takes you from pristine beaches and exposed coral platforms to the delicate mist forests on Mt Gower. Along the way, you'll see sheltered...

    24 Apr -15Sep
  7. Wellness Week

    Monday 8 May to Friday 3 November 2017, Lord Howe Island

    A Lord Howe holiday has always featured healthy food, daily exercise in spectacular locations, massage, socialising with like-minded people and, of course, sleeping. Three times every year, in May, September and...

    08 May -03Nov
  8. May Food and Wine Week

    Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May 2017, Lord Howe Island

    Join the Pinetrees Food and Wine Week. In the last few years, Peter Kuruvita, Steven Snow and Tom Kime have come to teach guests about their unique cooking styles. During the Food and Wine Week,...

    15 May -19May
  9. May Adventure Week

    Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May 2017, Lord Howe Island

    Lord Howe Island is a gem of the natural world. Its dramatic scenery, lush subtropical forests, rare flora and fauna, pristine beaches and colourful marine life are breathtaking and unique. Sir David Attenborough once...

    22 May -26May
  10. Lord Howe Island Underwater Shootout

    Friday 2 June to Monday 12 June 2017, Lord Howe Island

    The Lord Howe Island Underwater Shootout is a photography competition in which both amateur and professional photographers can come together and enjoy a ten days exploring and photographing the marine life and...

    02 Jun -12Jun

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