The next few days are at your leisure. Soak in the beautiful nature, with some of the most distinct wildlife residing on this wonderful island. A unique birdlife sanctuary, Lord Howe welcomes rare birds coming to breed in their thousands every year, making it one of the most desirable bird-watching havens in the world. If you’d prefer to partake in a spot of fishing, then look no further, as the island is not only one of the most desired by bird-watchers, but by anglers too. Surrounded by a marine park with no commercialised fishing grounds in sight, the waters are teeming with unique species of fish.
Located in the heart of five ocean current crossroads and home to the southernmost coral reef on earth, Lord Howe’s ecosystem is amongst the most spectacular in the world. Due to its volcanic form, the underwater world consists of deep trenches, magical caves and cascading drop-offs – perfect for those wanting to explore the ocean and its residents. For an easier swim, head to the calm waters of Ned’s beach where you can feed the resident fish and snorkel straight from the shore. With the surrounding reefs home to over 90 species of coral and 500 species of kaleidoscopic marine-life, there is plenty of underwater life waiting to be admired.
Although only 2km wide and 11km long, Lord Howe offers some of the most breath-taking walking trails, and with a minimum number of tourists allowed on the island, you can really immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness. View the island from a different perspective and enjoy one of the best day treks in the world, the Mount Gower climb, or stay at sea level and explore the luscious banyan tree forests and picturesque shorelines.