Lord Howe Island

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise where at any time of the year, you'll be one of only 400 visitors. A holiday on this exquisite subtropical island promises a serene and unhurried experience. Getting around by bike or on foot is the way to go here. This idyllic island boasts a wealth of activities, including exploring its gorgeous beaches, tranquil lagoons, magnificent coral reefs, and lush rainforest regions, all of which display the island's stunning natural beauty.

Top things to do

Lord Howe Island is a nature lover’s paradise. Go swimming, snorkelling or diving in the crystal clear waters of the most southern coral barrier reef in the world or marvel at magnificent landscapes and ocean views on an excellent range of walking trails and hikes.

The Island

Lord Howe Island is a remarkable example of an island ecosystem developed from submarine volcanic activity nearly seven million years ago. The island’s isolation and its varied landscape of mountains, valleys, hills, lowlands and sea-cliffs have resulted in diverse habitats supporting many distinctive flora and fauna groups including 241 species of indigenous plants, 207 bird species, 500 species of fish and 90 coral species. The Lord Howe Island Group was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.

Do and see

Relax on white sandy beaches, discover the world's tallest sea stack, and tackle one of Australia's best day trek trails climbing Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island's tallest mountain, in this World Heritage island paradise. There's even a golf course.


Discover a wide range of events on Lord Howe Island from community markets and an art trail, to birdwatching, a music festival and wellness weeks.


Lord Howe offers a great range of accommodation styles, from bungalows and self-catered apartments to luxurious lodges and retreats, all nestled among kentia palms, banyan forests and beautiful gardens.

Tourist Information

Disconnect from the rest of the world in this beautiful paradise where walking and biking are the best ways to get around the island.