LORD HOWE ISLAND

Just paradise.

LORD HOWE ISLAND

Just paradise.
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Lord Howe Island is Just Paradise. Immerse in Lord Howe's spectacular World Heritage-listed natural surroundings and experience some of the world’s best day hikes, snorkel the world's southernmost coral reef, hand-feed the fish at Ned’s Beach and wander along white-sanded beaches.

Welcoming just 400 visitors at any one time, this island paradise is a quick two-hour flight from Australia's east coast. Now is the perfect time to visit.

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Tours

From glass bottom boat turtle tours to Ball's Pyramid scenic cruises explore the range of tours on Lord Howe Island

Bird watching

Lord Howe Island is Australia’s premier bird watching destination, with 14 species of seabirds choosing this island paradise to next and raise their chicks.

Fishing

Surrounded by Marine Park, the diversity of species, terrain, methods – and the sheer abundance of fish – rank Lord Howe among the world’s top fishing destinations.

Lord Howe Activities

Take a stand-up paddle board to explore the pristine waters of the lagoon, or kayak to Blackburn Island - there are loads of things to do on Lord Howe Island.

Hiking and Day Walks

Lord Howe Island is famous for its wonderful walks and hikes though subtropical forests and along coastal ridges, each offering spectacular views.

Snorkeling and Diving

Lord Howe is legendary for snorkelling and diving the crystal clear waters of the world's southernmost coral reef.

Wellbeing

Invest in your health on Lord Howe Island, with a range of yoga sessions, massage treatments and physiotherapy on offer.

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Location

Where is Lord Howe Island?

When To Go

When is the best time to travel to Lord Howe Island?

Getting There

How to get to Lord Howe Island?

Places To Stay

Lord Howe Island welcomes just 400 visitors at any one time, which means it’s never crowded. As accommodation is limited, it’s important to book flights and accommodation at the same time.

There’s a great range of accommodation available on Lord Howe including lodges, guesthouses and self-contained apartments. To send an email enquiry direct to a preferred accommodation, click the ‘enquire’ button. QantasLink flights may be booked online, or alternatively flight bookings, accommodation and complete holiday packages are available through specialist travel agents.

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Dining

Lord Howe offers a range of great dining options, from home-style fare to and contemporary cuisine. Enjoy home-baked roast dinners and the island’s famous ‘fish fries’ to sophisticated menus featuring internationally-inspired fine dining.

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Points of Interest

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Points of Interest

Mt Gower, Ned’s Beach, Ball’s Pyramid, Erscott’s Hole, North Bay, Transit Hill, Blinky Beach, Malabar Hill, Old Settlement, Admiralty Islands.

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Endemic Species

Lord Howe Island is considered an outstanding example of an island ecosystem evolved from submarine volcanic activity.

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Marine Park

A little over 600 kilometres from the north coast of NSW, rising through the clear waters of the southwest Pacific Ocean, lies the remains of an extinct volcano.

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Geology and Geography

Lord Howe Island is a remnant of a now-extinct shield volcano, dating some 7 million years, which has been eroded to one-fortieth of its original size.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Located 600km from the nearest large landmass, lord howe is one of the “cleanest” places on earth, with no air or sea pollution or litter.

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Conservation

While the rest of the world ponders over the recent news that a million species globally are facing extinction from human activities, Lord Howe Island is celebrating the success of 40 years protecting its unique species, by removing the last introduced feral mammal pests.

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World Heritage

In 1982, the lord howe island group was listed as a unesco world heritage property, in recognition of the global significance of the island’s beauty and biodiversity.

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Protecting Paradise 

Biosecurity is the protection of our economy, environment and community from pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants. It keeps our World Heritage-listed island free from pests animals, plants and pathogens, and protects our rare native species and unique island ecosystem.

Our Biosecurity Rules

The Island’s biosecurity rules are different from those for the rest of NSW and the Australian mainland. Lord Howe has removed invasive mammals including cats, goats, and pigs, and more recently, rats and mice. We have also successfully eradicated pathogens such as myrtle rust and are halfway through a bold 30-year weed eradication program. By eradicating invasive pests and preventing their reintroduction, we can protect the many species that are found nowhere else on earth and safeguard Lord Howe’s pristine environment.

How You Can Help

Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, everyone has a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risks they encounter. When visiting Lord Howe Island, you can assist by:

  • Following the Lord Howe Island importation guidelines for plant matter, animals, and freight.
  • Reading the LHI biosecurity checklist and follow this guide by ensuring your gear including boots is cleaned prior to your departure
  • Reporting biosecurity risks such as rodent sightings and noxious weeds.

Thank you for helping us protect paradise.