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.View our Lord Howe Island travel guide
Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Lord Howe Island (LDH)
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Sydney (SYD) to Lord Howe Island (LDH)
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Visiting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island
Sydney to Lord Howe Island flight information
The flight time from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is approximately 2 hours.
How many direct flights go to Lord Howe Island from Sydney on a daily basis?
On average, there are 4 flights per week from Sydney to Lord Howe Island.
When to visit
Lord Howe Island’s climate is mild, year-round. The most popular time to visit Lord Howe is between September and May with pleasant temperatures of 21°C and 22°C in the water. Popular activities include; snorkelling, swimming, diving, hiking, glass bottom boat trips, North Bay adventures, Mt Gower hike, bird watching and walking. The winter months (June, July and August), the days can be sunny and warm. The daytime temperatures are around 19°C and 13°C at night.
What is the main airport called?
Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH).Opens external site in a new window 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 off mainland Australia. The airport is operated by the Lord Howe Island Board.
Arriving in Lord Howe Island
The friendly staff at Lord Howe Island will greet you when you land and are ready to assist. Once you collect your bag, there is only one option to get you on your way. The weight limit on Lord Howe flights is 14kg per person of checked baggage and 7kg of carry-on baggage.
Getting into Lord Howe Island from Lord Howe Island Airport
Lord Howe Island airport is surrounded by the World Heritage listed Marine Park. On arrival all accommodation properties meet flights, providing free transport for arriving and departing guests, making it a convenient way to start your holiday. There are a limited number of rental cars available on the island.
Getting around Lord Howe Island
Getting around on Lord Howe Island is very easy and does not need public transport. Everything is within walking distance and bike hire is available through Thompson’s General Store. A car is generally not necessary for visitors, with small bus tours available to book.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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