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...
Snorkelling on Lord Howe Island
Snorkelling in the azure waters of Lord Howe Island is truly something special, revealing pristine coral reefs, vibrant tropical fish and playful turtles. Explore Lagoon Beach, Neds Beach, Old Settlement Beach, Erscott’s Hole and Blinky Beach and see up to 90 varieties of colourful coral and more than 500 species of fish.
Snorkelling, diving and watersports
Lord Howe Island is a haven for watersports enthusiasts. One of the most popular activities on the island is snorkelling, where you can see schools of fish, turtles and stingrays.
Lord Howe Island is home to more than 10 surf breaks, offering plenty of choice for surfers, swimmers and beachcombers.
Another fun activity to try out is kite surfing, using a kite-like sail and the power of the wind to pull you across the water on a surfboard. Windsurfing is best done at Lagoon Beach at Neds Beach, and the calm shallows of North Bay and Old Settlement Beach offer excellent kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Equipment hire is available across the island.
Lord Howe Island Marine Park is home to a variety of tropical, subtropical and temperate marine life found nowhere else on Earth, making it one of the world’s top diving sites.
Explore the basalt caves and reefs below the world's tallest sea-stack, Ball’s Pyramid, which is home to huge schools of violet sweep, rainbow runners, marlin, dolphins, turtles and rare species such as Spanish dancers, double-headed wrasse and galapagos whalers.