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.
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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!
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
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
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
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
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.