Snorkelling, Diving and Water Sports
The world's southernmost coral reef
Located at the crossroads of five major ocean currents that link tropical, subtropical and temperate waters, Lord Howe Island is home to a wide range of beautiful marine life. The area forms the world's southermost coral reef and is protected as part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park. Swim in secluded areas amongst more than 90 vibrant species of coral and 500 types of fish, turtles and stingrays.
See up to 90 colourful coral species and 500 types of fish, turtles and stingrays snorkelling at PRO DIVE Hire Centre or at Neds Beach (drop a coin in the “honesty box”) and swim in the lagoons or visit Old Settlement Beach,Erscott’s Holeand Blinky Beach. Explore the wreck of the Favourite ship in North Bay on an Islander Cruise, or book a glass-bottom boat and snorkelling tour with Environmental Tours or Marine Adventurers.
Lord Howe Island Marine Park’s unique location brings together a mix of tropical, subtropical and temperate marine life found nowhere else on Earth, making it one of the world’s best diving sites. Book a dive with Howea Divers or PRO DIVE Lord Howe Island and discover the numerous atolls, pinnacles and reefs of the Admiralty Islands. 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.
With more than 10 surf breaks, Lord Howe Island offers plenty of choice for surfers, swimmers and beachcombers. Blinky Beach is a local surf spot favourite. Find airborne thrills kite surfing and windsurfing at Lagoon Beach at Neds Beach. The calm shallows of North Bay and Old Settlement Beach offer excellent kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding - hire is available from the PRO DIVE Hire Centre.
Escape to paradise on Lord Howe Island
Discover paradise and relaxation on Lord Howe Island where at any one time you'll be one of only 400 visitors.
Unwind in this idyllic setting and choose from a wide range of activities including world-class fishing, snorkelling, diving, bushwalking and birdwatching.
Five-night accommodation and return flights packages start from just $1,429.
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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.
One of the best ways to enjoy the pristine blue waters of Lord Howe Island is from the peaceful perspective of a stand-up paddleboard. Hire a board at Neds Beach or from the PRO DIVE Hire Centre at Lagoon Beach and keep an eye out for wrasses, turtles, stingrays and myriads of coral as you glide through the calm waters
Head out on the waters with local guides to discover Lord Howe Island's best locations for deep-sea, reef and fly fishing. Test your own skills trying to land a trevally, bluefish and double-header wrasse in one lagoon casting session. Bag limits apply on some species and the island encourages a catch-and-release policy.
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Let Environmental Tours take you to see the beautiful underwater world of Lord Howe Island from the comfort of their Glass Bottom Boats.
Each trip takes two hours and provides you with a...
Sir David Attenborough once wrote that Lord Howe Island is so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable... Few islands, surely, can be so accessible, so remarkable, yet so unspoilt.
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 m...www.lordhoweisland.info/points-of-interest/points-of-interest/admiralty-islands/