Just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane is Lord Howe Island. It may sound cliché to call this paradise, but for want of a better word, it truly is. Formed of coral reefs, towering mountains and beguiling forests there is certainly a mystique about Lord Howe Island that will entice you to want to learn more.
AT A GLANCE
The island is overwhelming in its beauty and is a biologist or geologists dream. Any intrepid explorer can discover the hidden beaches that line Lord Howe Island or snorkel and dive amongst the coral reefs. It really is a destination for the active traveller.
WHAT TO SEE
Mt. Gower looms over the island as its tallest mountain and is certainly a sight to behold. Meanwhile a trip to Blinky Beach is the perfect opportunity to catch some uncrowded waves or relish in the peace and quiet surrounded by the rugged natural landscape. Boat tours are also a great way to explore the island and to see what its discoverers must have seen as they approached for the first time.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Lord Howe Island really is idyllic, and its dramatic landscape only serves to augment this. In particular we love the marine tours from the island, to be able to swim with turtles and survey Lord Howe Island’s magnificence from afar is a memory we will hold forever.