Things to Do on Lord Howe Island

Situated on the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage Site which allows only 400 visitors at any one time.  Many have described the Island as a paradise surrounded by stunning white sandy beaches, a beautiful coral reef and natural forests. Flights to Lord Howe Island are limited but a majestic experience awaits.

If you’re looking for a quiet relaxing holiday, Lord Howe is a great place to consider for your next getaway. There are also a plethora of exciting activities you can take part in and things to do on Lord Howe Island whilst on this island paradise.

Things to do on Lord Howe Island: Old Settlement Beach
Old Settlement Beach


Here are a handful of those activities:

Things to do on Lord Howe Island

Go Fishing

Surrounded by the World’s most southerly coral reef, Lord Howe Island is famous for its marine life and is a popular destination for fishing. There are several species unique to the island such as the Lord Howe kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna or Wahoo. Currently, there are also over 10 different equipped charter fishing boats where visitors can do half day, full day or private fishing tours.

Bird watching

With over 14 different species of seabirds, Lord Howe Island is Australia’s Premier destination for bird watching. All year round, birds return to the island and perform various stunning air courting rituals. The providence petrel, one of the world’s rarest birds also visits the island, these birds often fly close to visitors and in some cases even land at their feet!

Things to do on Lord Howe Island: Snorkeling at Neds Beach
Snorkeling at Neds Beach


Go Underwater

With pristine white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reef, snorkelling and diving is undoubtedly an excellent activity not to be missed. Whether you’re on a family trip, romantic getaway or a fun filled trip with friends, take the opportunity to explore the abundant marine life and crystal clear waters. There are over 60 world class diving sites and a large range of tropical fish and coral species to be seen. Snorkelling gear can be hired from the dive shops and there are two highly experienced dive operators on the island.

Things to do on Lord Howe Island: Sea Turtle at Lord Howe Island
Sea Turtle at Lord Howe Island

Go Walking 

Discover the natural beauty of the island on foot by walking along one of the scenic walking trails. You can choose the level of difficulty, starting with an easy stroll along the palm forest to cliff top hikes to the challenging Mount Gower Climb. If you’re up for the challenge, the one day Mount Gower climb is considered to be one of the world’s best day hikes.

Go Cycling

If hiking is not quite your thing, explore the island by cycling. Cycling is one of the best methods to get around and the island offers spectacular scenic roads and tracks. Take the chance to stop by the beach as well as the local shops and restaurants. Bikes can be hired on the island and some are complimentary with accommodation stays.

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