Explore the picturesque scenery and remote seclusion of this world-heritage listed island with year-round scheduled QantasLink flights, only two hours direct from Sydney.
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, at 875m, or discover the extensive natural forests teeming with birdlife. And if you work up a sweat the crystal clear waters are perfect for some swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking or surfing.
You can also enjoy seasonal weekly flights leaving from Port Macquarie between February and June as well as September and December. And once you land on this iconic island you’ll soon find yourself slowing down to island life.
Home to some of Australia's most beautiful natural attractions, we found some of the best things to see and do while you're on the island.
- Climb the epic Mount GowerOpens external site in a new window
- Hand-feed the fishOpens external site in a new window at Ned’s Beach
- Have a go at kite surfingOpens external site
- Explore Lord Howe Islands Marine ParkOpens external site in a new window
- Love sports? Take your pickOpens external site in a new window
- Love fishingOpens external site in a new window? The pristine waters are teeming.
The island might be relatively small - you can cycle end-to-end in about 20 minutes (wind dependent) - but there's plenty to keep you busy.
See the island
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.
Snorkelling and diving
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.
Lord Howe Island Golf
Lord Howe Island is home to 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.
Your flight with Qantas
Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage on every Qantas flight.