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. 30th Lord Howe Island Golf Open 2018

    Thursday 15 November 2018 to Friday 16 November 2018 , Lord Howe Island

    Each year in early November the Lord Howe Island Golf Open week is held with over AUD8,000 in prizes to be won. The entry fee includes welcome drinks, player’s pack, all green fees, buffet lunches on playing days and the concluding…

    15 Nov - 16 Nov
  2. Lord Howe Island Bird Week

    Saturday 17 November 2018 to Saturday 24 November 2018 , 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…

    17 Nov - 24 Nov