Balls Pyramid

23 kilometres southeast of the island, the world's tallest sea stack and the site of some of Australia's most remarkable diving can be found - the 551 metre tall Balls Pyramid. Exploring the caves and waters surrounding the basalt spearhead, divers come face-to-face with a mass of spectacular sea creatures.

From huge schools of violet sweep, rainbow runners and amberjack, to marlin, dolphin, turtles and Wahoo, the underwater world will astound. Many rare species, like Spanish dancers and Galapagos whalers also make these waters their home.

Balls Pyramid is a popular spot for fishing charters and is the only known place where the Ballina angelfish can be sighted while scuba diving.

Nearby events

  1. Lord Howe Island Bird Week

    Saturday 16 March 2019 to Saturday 23 November 2019 , 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 them the Lord Howe…

    16 Mar - 23 Nov
  2. Lord Howe Island Rockfest

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Lord Howe Island

    The Lord Howe Island Rockfest is set to bring a buzzing atmosphere to the beautiful island. Locals and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the week long event, as it provides a showcase of free concerts and entertainment, in addition to…