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Destination Overview: Lord Howe Island


350 residents

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Nature and Adventure

Lord Howe Island has the southern-most coral reef in the world and was born from a volcanic eruption some seven million years ago. The Island is 7 miles (11 kms) long and barely 1 mile (2 kms) at its widest point. Two-thirds of the island is covered in natural forests and the southern tip of the island is home to the towering peaks of Mt Lidgbird and Mt Gower.
Lord Howe Island is one of four island groups to be inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1982. Lord Howe Island is home to 500 species of fish and 90 species of coral has pristine water, unspoilt beaches and the single highest rock in the world, Ball’s Pyramid is also found on the island.
Bushwalking, trekking, guided and self-guided walks, fish feeding, swimming, surfing, Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, bird watching, reef walks, golf, tennis, bowls, deep sea, rock and shore fishing charters are available, glass bottom boat trips, picnics, BBQ's, bicycling, dining out and spa treatments are some of the activities the Island offers. Available for hire are golf clubs, tennis racquets, bicycles and helmets, Scuba and snorkeling gear, paddle skis and spyboards.

Temperature (monthly averages):

Average daytime temperatures are 25 degrees/77 F in summer and 19 degrees/64 F in winter. Not all accommodation and facilities operate in winter months.


Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) - climate averages