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. 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…

  2. Lord Howe Island Bird Week

    Wednesday 20 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…

    20 Mar - 23 Nov