Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Overview

Explore the picturesque scenery and remote seclusion of this world-heritage listed island. Only two hours direct from Sydney or Brisbane with year-round scheduled QantasLink flights.

Get around on foot or hire a bicycle and see the island at your own pace – you’ll be one of only 400 visitors staying at any one time.

Explore the famous twin peaks offering breathtaking views, challenge yourself to a one-day guided climb up Mount Gower, reaching 875m, or discover the extensive natural forests teeming with birdlife. And if you work up a sweat, the crystal clear waters are waiting for you to enjoy some swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking or surfing.

Slow right down to island time on this iconic island.

Flights to Lord Howe Island

What's on

Home to some of Australia's most beautiful natural attractions, we found some of the best things for you to see and do while you're on the island. 

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Where to go

The island might be relatively small - you can cycle end-to-end in as little as 20 minutes - but there's plenty to keep you busy.

See the island

Take your pick from golf, stand up paddleboarding, snorkelling and diving.

Hire a board at Neds BeachOpens external site in a new window or from the PRO DIVE Hire Centre at Lagoon Beach and try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Glide through the calm waters of the bay, where you can see turtles, stingrays, schools of fish and vibrant coral. It’s great fun and an excellent way to explore the island’s waters.

Lord Howe Island is home to an abundance of beautiful marine life, and snorkelling is one of the best ways to see it up closeOpens external site in a new window. Spectacular diving and snorkelling sites include Neds Beach, Erscott's Hole, the Admiralty Islands and Ball's Pyramid. Swim amongst up to 500 species of marine life including fish, turtles and stingrays.

Play a round at one of the most picturesque golf courses in AustraliaOpens external site in a new window, which overlooks the towering Mt. Lidgbird and Mt. Gower. The 9-hole course meanders through the lushly vegetated Kentia Palm forest and out into the gently undulating open fairways along the ocean foreshore - providing the golfer with many challenges along the way.

Quick facts

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Currency

Australian dollar (A$)

electricty

Electricity

230V / 50Hz

population

Population

382

seasons

Seasons

Lord Howe Island’s climate is mild throughout the year. Sea breezes prevent the summers from being too hot, while surrounding warm seas ensure pleasant winters.

Getting around

The best way to get around Lord Howe Island is by bike or on foot. There are very few cars, with a max speed limit of 25km/h. 

Head to Wilson's bike hireOpens external site for all your two-wheel adventure needs. 

Alternatively contact your accommodation to find out more about getting around and the services they offer to get you to and from the airport.

Your flight with Qantas

Complimentary checked baggage

Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage on every Qantas flight. 

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Enjoy complimentary meals or refreshments every time you fly with us. 

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