Lord Howe Island

 

Lord Howe Island view from the top
​​Lord Howe Island view from the top

 

 

The perfect Lord Howe Island travel agent for you


Having personally travelled to Lord Howe Island and helped plan client trips there for over 40 years, CruiseAlong knows the island very well and can put together a travel package that is perfect for your needs. Lord Howe is a true untouched, unknown paradise at Australia's doorstep, and we look forward to helping you explore it.

Contact Lance at CruiseAlong by phone 1-300-662-002 or email lance@cruisealong.com.au to start planning your dream trip!

 

Welcome to Lord Howe Island!

 

A little over 600 kilometres from the north coast of NSW, less than a 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane - you'll find an an enormous submerged plateau; the remnants of a long extinct volcano. Lord Howe is laced with dozens of delightful, well-marked walking trails; nearly two thirds of the island is a Permanent Park Preserve.

The choice ranges from easy strolls at sea level through lush kentia palm and banyan forests, to moderate cliff-top hikes where you’ll see seabirds wheeling on the thermals, to the challenging 875 metre Mt Gower climb – rated as one of the best day treks in the world.

The marine environment of this far-flung part of NSW is utterly unlike any other part Australia.

With a variety of tropical and temperate species brought on converging currents, and a large number of plants and animals which occur nowhere else on Earth.

No matter what your adventure level is, there is a trail for you! When the island re-opens to visitors in September we can help with tailoring a holiday to get you exploring the sights and sounds of Lord Howe scroll down below to view more!

Lord Howe Island Map

 

 

Incredible nature and hiking trails

 

Although only 11km long and 2km wide, Lord Howe is laced with dozens of delightful, well-marked walking trails; nearly two thirds of the island is a Permanent Park Preserve. The choice ranges from easy strolls at sea level through lush kentia palm and banyan forests, to moderate cliff-top hikes where you’ll see seabirds wheeling on the thermals, to the challenging 875 metre Mt Gower climb – rated as one of the best day treks in the world. No matter what your adventure level is, there is a trail for you!
 

Max Nichols Memorial, Track to North Bay

Max Nichols Memorial, Track to North Bay

This 1.5 km one way, moderate walk commences at the picnic area at Old Settlement beach.

The track crosses a cleared paddock & then winds its way up to the top of the ridge. The climb is demanding, but made easier by the steps. The track then descends steeply to the picnic area at North Bay. 

Clear Place / Valley of the Shadows

Clear Place / Valley of the Shadows

This is a 1.2km return easy, fairly level walk that starts at Middle beach, and continues around a large land slip, through palm forest and out to The Clear Place.

A short diversion just before The Clear Place takes you down to the Valley of the Shadows.

Goat House Cave

Goat House Cave

Starting from Lagoon Road, the 2.1 km one way, difficult track leads initially up Smoking Tree Ridge & then continues up to the Goat House Cave.

The track up to the Goat House Cave is very steep, & is a demanding climb. The track is narrow and is interspersed with tree roots & rocks. There are sections of trail where ropes are used to assist the climbers. 

Mt Gower Trek

Mt Gower Trek

Standing tall at 875 metres, Mt Gower is Lord Howe’s highest mountain. Rated as one of Australia’s best day walks, the Mt Gower hike is a challenging eight hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops.

Walkers traverse around 14 kilometres across the mountain’s rugged terrain, encountering some of the island’s rarest plants and wildlife along the way.

 

Amazing birdwatching and wildlife

 

Lord Howe Island is a bird lovers delight! Fourteen species of seabird breed on the island and it also hosts more than 130 permanent and migratory bird species. Download the Lord Howe Island Seabird Guide and the Lord Howe Nature Calender to learn more. There are so many ways to see the fauna of this beautiful island, from feeding the fish at Ned’s Beach to watching Mutton birds land at sunset with your choice of beverage. Get in contact with us today for our top recommendations.
 

Holiday Packages

Island House

Island House 
7 nights from

$5349

pp twin share


FLY + STAY PACKAGE


  Valid for travel 01 January 2021 - 31 August 2021
 7 nights      Lord Howe Island, NSW

Package includes:
 Return QantasLink flights ex Sydney (connecting flights available at additional cost)
 7 nights luxury accommodation
 Return island airport transfers & evening restaurant transfers 
 Beautiful island grown produce, freshly caught island fish & imported regional ingredients 
 Up to four dinners and two lunches prepared by in-house Japanese chefs
 An array of wines, spirits and beer on offer
 Use of high quality bikes, snorkels & fins, surfboards, custom paddle boards & fishing gear 
 Back packs, binoculars & yoga essentials
 An eclectic library of books in each house
 High fidelity sound system 
 Wi-Fi & office essentials 
 Large fireplaces for cooler months

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person. Subject to availability. Valid for travel as per above dates. Information & prices correct at time of printing. New bookings only. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: OXL.


Tree House

Tree House 
7 nights from

$2399

pp twin share


FLY + STAY PACKAGE


  Valid for travel 01 January 2021 - 14 December 2021
 7 nights      Lord Howe Island, NSW

Package includes:
 Return QantasLink flights ex Sydney (connecting flights available at additional cost) 
 7 nights accommodation in a modern & private 1 bedroom bungalow with views 
 Meet & greet upon arrival
 Return island airport transfers 
 Evening restaurant transfers 
 Complimentary champagne, red wine & white wine on arrival 
 Free WiFi 
 Free unlimited phone calls to local & mainland Australia numbers 
 Use of snorkelling gear, beach towels, back packs, picnic pack & bath robes
 Lecture & movie by Author/Naturalist Ian Hutton 
 Coffee & muffin at Anchorage Restaurant

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person twin share. Subject to specific flight class availability. Valid for travel as per above dates. Information & prices are correct at time of printing. New bookings only. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: OXL.


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