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.
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.
- Climb the epic Mount GowerOpens external site with iconic views reaching over the entire island.
- Hand-feed the fishOpens external site at Ned’s Beach, the mullet, spangled emperors and kingfish will be happy to see you.
- Have a go at kite surfingOpens external site, especially if you're visiting in winter when wind conditions are perfect.
- Explore Lord Howe Islands Marine ParkOpens external site and the world's most southernmost coral reef.
- Love sports? Take your pickOpens external site from water and land based activities.
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.
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.