Points of Interest
Explore World Heritage Lord Howe Island
Mt Gower, Ned’s Beach, Ball’s Pyramid, Erscott’s Hole, North Bay, Transit Hill, Blinky Beach, Malabar Hill, Old Settlement, Admiralty Islands.
Standing tall at 875 metres, Mt Gower is Lord Howe’s highest mountain. Rated as one of Australia’s best day walks, the Mt Gower hike is a challenging eight hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops.
Wade into the sparkling water at Ned’s Beach, at the island’s north-east, to hand feed the fish.
23 kilometres southeast of the island, the world’s tallest sea stack and the site of some of Australia’s most remarkable diving can be found – the 551 metre tall Ball’s Pyramid.
Home to 500 fish species and 90 species of coral, Lord Howe’s snorkelling is second to none.
At the north of Lord Howe lies North Bay, a secluded beach accessible only by foot or water.
There are two pathways leading to Transit Hill, which is roughly centred on the island, and you might spot an Emerald Ground dove or a Golden Whistler along the way.
Red-tailed Tropicbirds, gracefully performing their airborne courting rituals are common sightings from Malabar between September and May.
Weather-sculpted sandstone rocks are dotted across the southern end of Old Settlement Beach.
Keen surfers and body boarders head to Blinky Beach to experience what the locals have dubbed ‘Champagne Surf’.
Just 15 minutes by boat from Lord Howe rests an intriguing group of volcanic formations, dubbed the Admiralty Islands. Large pinnacles, coral reefs, larger schools of fish and diving depths of 15-40 metres characterise the islands.
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