Mount Gower

Standing tall at 875 metres, Mount Gower is Lord Howe's highest mountain. Rated as one of Australia's best day walks, the Mount Gower hike is a challenging eight hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops.

Walkers traverse around 14 kilometres across the mountain's rugged terrain, encountering some of the islands rarest plants and wildlife along the way.

This is the hardest walk on Lord Howe Island. The walk is strenuous and the track unmarked, the Island Board require that walkers only go with a licensed guide. This is in your best interest to avoid mishap and also learn about the flora and fauna from your guide.

On top there is a unique moss forest with ferns and mosses covering every available rock and tree. It is usual to come across Woodhens on and near the summit. The view from the top is breathtaking.

Nearby events

  1. LHI Conservation Volunteer Program

    Tuesday 21 May 2019 to Monday 30 September 2019 , Lord Howe Island

    Lord Howe Island, located 600 kilometres off the New South Wales coast, is renowned for its spectacular scenery, important breeding grounds for colonies of seabirds, and its rich biodiversity including many endangered and critically…

    21 May - 30 Sep
  2. Idris Murphy Workshop Getaway - Lord Howe Island

    Wednesday 24 July 2019 to Sunday 28 July 2019 , Lord Howe Island

    Join Idris Murphy on Lord Howe Island for six days of painting. Described by locals as the 'Last Paradise', Lord Howe Island provides breathtaking landscape and natural beauty not found anywhere else. Idris' work is held in the public…

    24 Jul - 28 Jul