Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Lord Howe Island (LDH)

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Visiting Lord Howe Island

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Melbourne to Lord Howe Island travel information

Lord Howe Island is a paradise in the Tasman Sea, where you can marvel at Lord Howe’s pristine coral reef and hike to Mount Gower on the island’s southern end. There are gentle walks too, such as Valley of the Shadows amid groves of Banyan trees and Kentia palms. An island paradise with pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island is a unique and untouched destination. 

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When to visit

Best time to visit Lord Howe Island

The most popular time to visit Lord Howe is between September and May, however, even in the winter months (June, July and August), the days can be sunny and warm. Winter on Lord Howe Island showcases an array of unique activities that highlight the wildlife and biodiversity of our World Heritage listed Island.

Flight information

Melbourne to Lord Howe Island flight information

The flight time from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island is approximately 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Melbourne to Lord Howe Island

We want your journey from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen. 

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international. 

Baggage allowance

All passengers flying from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island are allocated checked baggage. If you need extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure. 

Checking in

All passengers flying from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or visit a kiosk to check-in at the terminal.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH)Opens external site. The airport provides air transport to Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island, NSW is located in the Tasman Sea, 600 km east of Port Macquarie on the coast of mainland Australia. The airport is operated by the Lord Howe Island Board.

Arriving in Lord Howe Island

The friendly staff at Lord Howe Island Airport will greet you when you land. Once you collect your bag, there is one convenient option to get you to your accomodation.

Getting into Lord Howe Island from Lord Howe Island Airport

All accommodation properties meet flights, providing free transport for arriving and departing guests. There is no public transport on Lord Howe Island. Walking is a pleasure on the island as you’re never far from shops, restaurants, or beaches. There are bicycles and helmets for hire and a limited number of rental cars.

Getting around Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is best explored by walking. It's a pleasure on the island as you’re never far from shops, restaurants, or beaches. There are bicycles and helmets for hire and a limited number of rental cars.

Why Qantas

The reasons to fly Qantas

When you fly Qantas from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island, we aim to make you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the island.

Seamless check-in

Check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or visit a kiosk or desk to check-in at the terminal. 

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island. Visit the baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.