• Escorted Tour

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island - a truly unspoilt jewel of the Pacific with a fascinating ecological ethos is a World Heritage Island with 168 bird species (including the endemic woodhen), 241 species of native plants (105 are endemic), 500 marine fish and 90 different coral species. As the sea is warmed by the South Equatorial Current, Lord Howe enjoys a subtropical climate with an average rainfall of 1568 mm per annum - a virtual ‘Garden of Eden’. Temperatures rarely rise above 26°c in summer or fall below 16°c in winter. Water temperature in summer can be as high as 24°c and in winter still remains as high as 18°c – a snorkelling mecca. Lord Howe is two hours flying time from Sydney, 11kms long and 2.4kms wide at its narrowest point and home to approximately 400 locals. Tourism is an important part of their economy, but visitor numbers are restricted to 400 at any one time.

Your travel itinerary

Sunday 04 December

Auckland – Sydney - Lord Howe

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An morning departure from Auckland to arrive in Lord Howe mid-afternoon with a 4 hour transit in Sydney. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for a seven night stay. Afternoon at leisure to explore and shop for breakfast requirements Afternoon free maybe hire a cycle (easy and safe cycling) to explore your new environment. Welcome Dinner at a local Restaurant.

Monday 05 December

Lord Howe Island

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The morning to enjoy a half day Orientation Tour of Lord Howe Island highlighting the island, its features, wildlife, history and optional activities. 

Tuesday 06 December

Lord Howe Island

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Today’s tour to Lord Howe Island’s world heritage marine environment with the opportunity to view the marine paradise through a glass bottom boat. There is also the option to snorkel Erscott’s Hole. Afternoon free with a Group BBQ Dinner in the evening. 

Erscott’s Hole This spot is easily the snorkelling highlight of Lord Howe Island. Erscott’s Hole is home to more than 500 species of fish and more than 90 species of coral. The reef system here is incredibly healthy and diverse - a tapestry of colour and activity that easily ranks among the most impressive reef sites in Australia. The site is huge and completely protected as an intertidal groyne. A garden of staghorn coral dominates the scene, complemented by dozens of other soft and hard coral species. The shallow nature of the lagoon means almost anyone can enjoy the underwater spectacle

Wednesday 07 December

Lord Howe Island

A special morning to join renowned Lord Howe naturalist and local resident Ian Hutton on a Reef Walk at Ned’s Beach where golden sands and clear calm waters are home to masses of different species of fish.In the afternoon historical movies will outline the island and its past.

Neds Beach Among the 11 beautiful beaches on Lord Howe Island, Neds Beach is one of the most entertaining and most unique. It is here that you can actually wade into the shallow waters and hand-feed the mélange of fish that swarm to your side whenever food is dropped in. There are several species of fish that live in the waters at Neds Beach. Expect to see silver drummers, wrasse, mullets, kingfish, garfish and even the spangled emperor. It’s a real frenzy of placid, but hungry, fish. 

Thursday 08 December

Lord Howe Island

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Today’s outing lets you view the fish and corals of the world’s most Southern Barrier Reef as you slowly cruise to the beautiful North Bay. Enjoy turtle spotting of the Green and Hawks Bill Turtles through the glass bottom boat. Lunch is included . For the adventurous, snorkel the wreck at North Bay, or take the short climb up Mt. Eliza with its panoramic views and Herring Pools or just sit and laze the afternoon away. Dinner at the Golf Club.

North Bay This is one of the finest spots on the island to lounge away the day on its brilliant white-sand beach. The bay is very shallow, ensuring easy access for anyone who wants to wade into the crystal-clear waters or take a look beneath the surface. The snorkelling at Lord Howe Island’s North Bay is spectacular. An impressive range of fish, stingrays and sea turtles live among the healthy coral reef so exotic aquatic sightings are guaranteed. The waters around the island are protected within a marine park so you can count on pristine water conditions and incredibly healthy marine life. North Bay is a popular hang-out for migratory sea birds.

Friday 09 December

Lord Howe Island

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 This morning join Ron on a relaxed 3km history ramble to Little Island. Pass through lovely forests, a mutton-bird rookery, enjoy cliff top views, giant banyans, see valley of shadows, clear place and Balls Pyramid. Learn about the palm and tourist industry, flora,tucker and medicine, birds, volcanic history, snippets of colourful local history and more. An afternoon cruise on board the ‘Lulawai’ to view the island the way it was discovered, from the sea. Circumnavigate the island alongside volcanic cliffs and large numbers of nesting seabirds (seasonal).

Saturday 10 December

Lord Howe

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Free day to visit your favorite place again or relax on the beach. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Sunday 11 December

Lord Howe - Sydney - Auckland

This morning return flight to Auckland via Sydney arriving into Auckland mid-afternoon.

Inclusions

• Economy air travel Auckland / Sydney / Lord Howe Island / Sydney / Auckland

• Seven nights’ accommodation on Lord Howe Island

• Five dinners, two lunches, one breakfast

• Transfers as specified

• Sightseeing as specified

• A Pukekohe Travel escort subject to 15 passengers travelling

• Govt and airport taxes

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
 Studio  $5,679  $6,828
 Quad Share (2 bedroom apartment)  $5,486  
 One Bedroom Apartment upgrade - per person  +$200  

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

• Meals not specified

• Items of personal nature

• Travel Insurance – please ask us for a quote

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $500 will confirm a place on the tour

• Full payment due no later than 23 September 2022

Cancellations

• From the date of booking until 23 September 2022 – loss of deposit

• After 23 September 2022 – no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please contact us for a quote.

General Information

Climate

• Temperatures are likely to be very pleasant High 22˚c Low 18˚c

Currency

• Australian Dollars only. ATMs available but fees may be high

Documentation

 • A current New Zealand passport is required, valid three months from date of travel

• All other passport holders -please ask

Mobile Phone/ Wifi

• There is no mobile phone coverage.

• Internet access may be available via satellite links.

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Covid

Covid-19 Vaccination

All travelers must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide a copy of the Ministry of Health International Vaccine Record Card with proof of your full Covid-19 vaccination.

Covid

• If New Zealand Borders are closed as a result of Government imposed restrictions and/or, quarantine travel restrictions are imposed on New Zealanders returning home from overseas, Pukekohe Travel accepts no liability for any additional costs.

• These are not limited to but includes any cancellation or amendment fees or border quarantine fees imposed.

• Pukekohe Travel will assist in every way possible to ensure any additional travel arrangements required are made with the minimal amount of disruption and in the most cost-effective manner.

Terms and Conditions

• For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel. co.nz/termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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