Just paradise.


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 on the 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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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.


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.


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


Travel Essentials

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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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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.



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.


Endemic Species

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


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.


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.




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.



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.


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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Travel to Lord Howe Island – October 2021

We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Lord Howe Island following another COVID-19 lockdown in late 2021.

We’re pleased to advise that some 95% of the island’s residents are now fully vaccinated, meaning our tiny island off the New South Wales coast remains a safe and enjoyable holiday destination for visitors.
We are also keen to protect our residents, staff and visitors from the threat of the virus, and respectfully ask that visitors consider being fully vaccinated – and taking a COVID-19 test – prior to travelling to Lord Howe.

We’d ask you to consider the following travellers’ responsibilities before and during your stay on the island:

  • It is the traveller’s responsibility to postpone travel to Lord Howe Island if they have recently been in a hotspot or in contact with persons presenting with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If symptoms of illness or a raised temperature present prior to travel, travellers need to be tested for Coronavirus and delay their trip until a negative result is returned.
  • Should travellers present with symptoms whilst on the island, they must immediately phone the Gower Wilson Memorial Hospital on (02) 6563 2000 to arrange testing, or ask their accommodation manager to contact the hospital on their behalf. Note that symptomatic travellers should not present at the hospital as medical staff will attend on site.
  • Once tested, symptomatic travellers must isolate within their accommodation until test results are received.
  • Should test results present as COVID-19 positive, the symptomatic traveller must remain isolated within their accommodation for the next 10 days and until medical clearance is received.
  • All accommodation and cleaning costs remain the responsibility of the traveller.
  • Travel to Lord Howe is subject to current NSW Public Health Orders, which may change at the discretion of NSW Health.
  • Travellers should check the terms and conditions of their accommodation booking and travel insurance policy as compensation for changes to bookings due to COVID-19 may not be included.
  • Please note that Lord Howe’s Gower Wilson Memorial Hospital is not equipped or resourced to treat patients needing ventilation.
  • Please note that Qantas will not fly COVID-19 positive persons off the island, even if they are asymptomatic.
  • The Medivac Air Ambulance will only transfer persons whose medical condition is, or looks set to become, critical. This cost is the responsibility of the traveller.