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Getting There

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Paradise found - Lord Howe Island lies approximately 600 km northeast of Sydney and southeast of Brisbane, Australia, at the same latitude as Port Macquarie, NSW.

Getting there

Getting There Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island lies approximately 600 km northeast of Sydney and southeast of Brisbane, Australia, at the same latitude as Port Macquarie, NSW. It forms part of the state of New South Wales.

 

Apart from sailing your own yacht, the only feasible way to reach Lord Howe is by air.

QantasLink offers year-round scheduled services to Lord Howe Island. Flight time is under two hours, with flights departing from Sydney on most days, and from Brisbane on weekends.

There are connecting services with Qantas from all Australian capital cities and with QantasLink from many regional centres.

Weekly charter flights from Port Macquarie through Eastern Tour Services are also available. Eastern Air Services operate from Port Macquarie to Lord Howe and coming soon Gold Coast to Lord Howe and Newcastle to Lord Howe and Lord Howe to Norfolk.

 

QantasLink Flights

QantasLink Flights to Lord Howe Island

Scheduled Services/Convenient Connections

QantasLink offers year-round scheduled services to Lord Howe Island. Flight time is under two hours, with flights departing from Sydney on most days

There are connecting services with Qantas from all Australian capital cities and with QantasLink from many regional centres.

Great Aircraft/Great Customer Service

QantasLink will fly you to Lord Howe Island on a modern, pressurised Dash-8 Turbo Prop aircraft. Complimentary in-flight refreshments are provided by your flight attendant on all services.

Fares and Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

QantasLink offers a wide range of fares to Lord Howe Island. Flight reward points can be earned if you have Qantas or One World Frequent Flyer membership. Qantas Frequent flyer redemption seats are offered on select flights.

Baggage Allowance

Each passenger travelling to Lord Howe Island is permitted 23kg per person of checked baggage, one bag at 14kilos and one bag deemed excess baggage at 9kilos and 7kg of carry-on baggage. This is due to strict weight restrictions placed on the aircraft travelling to the Island. The 14kg baggage restriction also applies to all passengers, including passengers connecting from International flights. QantasLink cannot guarantee that excess baggage will arrive on the Island on the same day of travel but will do all possible to get the excess baggage to the island on the next available flight.

Importance of Confirming Accommodation Prior to Purchase of Airfares

The tourist bed limit on Lord Howe is capped at 400, so it is strongly recommended that accommodation on the Island is confirmed prior to purchasing airfares – as many fares have special conditions relating to flight changes and may be non-refundable.

Authorised travel wholesalers

In order to assist and protect travellers, QantasLink has appointed authorised travel wholesalers who have many years experience packaging holidays to Lord Howe.

The typical holiday package combines airfare, accommodation and airport transfers and can include meals if desired. Authorised wholesalers are well prepared to handle bookings from any state in Australia or overseas, and will solve the problem of integrating airfare with available accommodation.

If you have a preferred local travel agent, the wholesaler will also work with your own travel agent to arrange all details of your Lord Howe itinerary.

We recommend:

Travel insurance on a Lord Howe trip is strongly recommended and is also available via the wholesale travel agent or your own local travel agent.

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QantasLink staff on Lord Howe are ready to assist.

QantasLink have Managing Agents at Lord Howe Island. Staff are at the airport to meet all visitors on inbound flights and to check-in departing passengers. The staff are pleased to assist with any of the following:

  • Bookings for business travel to Lord Howe Island.
  • Or if you are an individual or travel agent needing local information about air services or the island generally, don’t hesitate to contact the QantasLink staff.

Eastern Air Services

Eastern Air Services

Flight details:

There are currently three scheduled flights a week from Port Macquarie to Lord Howe Island and back which take around 1.25 hours. With our convenient location of Port Macquarie being the closest part of mainland Australia to Lord Howe Island, Eastern Air Services is the quickest and most efficient way to travel to paradise.

A new Newcastle to Lord Howe Island flight is also now available once a week. With the convenience of departing from Williamstown Airport, this makes the trip much less hassle!

Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowance is 14kgs. Please contact the team for any out of the ordinary luggage or freight questions at the time of booking.

Exceptional Customer Service

Eastern Air Services prides itself in its fleet and is confident passengers will be comfortable onboard. Eastern Air pilots have over 70 years of experience between them. Easter Air Services crew is made up of a Port Macquarie team and local ground crew team on Lord Howe.

Eastern Air Services fares are extremely competitive. Please find fare options on the website, www.easternairservices.com.au and contact the team for more information or quotes.

 

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