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Lord Howe Island

Rising from the Tasman Sea just 700km northeast of Sydney on the East Coast of Australia, this tiny, breathtakingly beautiful island is just 11km long and 2.8km at widest. Around 300 people are lucky enough to call the island home and visitor numbers are restricted to 400 at any one time to preserve Lord Howe Island’s precious natural environment. The island has over 130 species of bird with two thirds of the island covered in forests, Banyan trees and Kentia palms.

Diving, snorkelling and fishing are the natural draw card for the island. Lord Howe Island is considered to be an outstanding example of an island ecosystem developed from submarine volcanic activity, having a rare diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna (both marine and terrestrial).  Island transport is by bicycle, while hiking and golf also prove popular land based activities.

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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
November - April
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3 Days
Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe 3 DAYS / Price on request / BEGIN: Sydney / END: Sydney
Day 1
Sydney / Lord Howe Island

Following a short 2 hour flight from Sydney, you arrive onto the island paradise of Lord Howe Island. Some of the activities you may choose from are hiking to the summit of Mt Gower, playing golf on Australia’s most picturesque course, swinging a tennis racket or bowling with the locals. Hand feed hundreds of fish in shallow waters, explore the lagoon by canoe, or experience the wonders of the world’s southern-most coral reef in a glass-bottomed sea kayak.

Stay: Capella Lodge

Day 2
Lord Howe Island

Cruise by boat to picturesque North Bay, circumnavigate the island or spend the day deep sea fishing. Snorkel and dive on the southernmost coral reef in the world. With a mixture of temperate and tropical marine life Lord Howe has a unique underwater world to explore. The Island has a spectacular underwater topography of trenches, caves and volcanic drop-offs. Favoured dive sites include Malabar Range, the Admiralty Islets, Ball’s Pyramid and the sheltered lagoon.

Stay: Capella Lodge

Day 3
Lord Howe Island / Sydney

This morning is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the island before you are taken to the airport for your flight to Sydney.

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