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Lord Howe Island

Another in our series of unusual Pacific destinations

LORD HOWE ISLAND - A TRULY UNSPOILT JEWEL OF THE PACIFIC WITH A FASCINATING ECOLOGICAL ETHOS. THIS WORLD HERITAGE ISLAND HAS LARGE NUMBERS OF BIRD SPECIES (INCLUDING THE ENDEMIC WOODHEN), NATIVE PLANTS, MARINE FISH AND 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 350 locals. Tourism is an important part of their economy, but visitor numbers are restricted to 400 at any one time.

  • Lord Howe Island Jetty
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Lord Howe Wildlife
  • Lord Howe Beach

Your travel itinerary

Saturday 21 April

Auckland- Sydney

Fly across the ditch to Sydney today, on arrival transfer to your overnight airport hotel.
Evening at leisure.

Sunday 22 April

Sydney- Lord Howe Island

Breakfast iconBreakfast Dinner iconDinner

A midday departure from Sydney, arriving Lord Howe mid afternoon. 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.

Take a cloth bag as there are no plastic bags on the island. Bread is pre-ordered in your name and held at Thompson’s Shop next to the Resort.

You can also organise a cycle –easy and safe cycling.

Later enjoy a group BYO drinks get-together, followed by the Welcome Dinner.

Monday 23 April

Lord Howe Island

This morning depart on a half day Whitfields Orientation Tour of Lord Howe Island.

This evening view the Island the way it was discovered, from the sea aboard the Island Cruise ‘Lulawai’

Tuesday 24 April

Lord Howe Island

Lunch iconLunch

Todays’ 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.

A BBQ lunch is included and the afternoon is at leisure. For the adventurous, snorkel the wreck at North Bay, or take the short climb up Mt. Eliza with its panoramic views, walk to the Old Gulch and Herring Pools, or just sit and laze the afternoon away.

Wednesday 25 April

Lord Howe Island

Dinner iconDinner

A free day, also ANZAC day. You may like to take a full day boat tour - fishing, cruise around the Island, hire a bike, walk or just relax on the beach.

Thursday 26 April

Lord Howe Island

Dinner iconDinner

Today tour over Lord Howe Island’s World Heritage marine environment, viewing the marine paradise through the glass bottom boat.

There is also the option today to snorkel Erscott’s Hole.

This evening gather together at the public hall for a Historical movie.

Friday 27 April

Lord Howe Island

Join Ron on a relaxed 3km history ramble today. Pass through lovely forests, muttonbird rookery, enjoying cliff top views, giant banyans, see valley of shadows, clear place
and Balls Pyramid.

Learn about the palm and tourist industry, flora, bush tucker and medicine, birds, volcanic history, snippets of colourful local history and more.

Saturday 28 April

Lord Howe Island

Lunch iconLunch

Travel to the fascinating mountains at the end of the Island today. Little Islands is where the lagoons reef comes to its southern end.

It is a1km level stroll to the base of the mountain.

After a rest to enjoy the view stroll back to then enjoy a 2 course lunch and cuppa at a licensed restaurant.

A farewell BBQ dinner is included tonight.

Sunday 29 April

Lord Howe Island- Sydney- Auckland

An early afternoon departure from Lord Howe Island through to Sydney and connect onto a later flight to Auckland.

Inclusions

  • Economy air travel Auckland / Sydney / Lord Howe Island / Sydney / Auckland
  • One night Sydney airport hotel
  •  Breakfast in Sydney
  • Seven nights accommodation on Lord Howe Island
  •  2 dinners and 2 lunch
  • Sightseeing as outlined
  •  Arrival and departure transfers on Lord Howe Island and in Sydney
  • Pukekohe Travel escort subject to 15 passengers travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
   $3,899 + $1,000
Early Booking Discount ( 31 August 2017 ) $100
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque 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
  •  Govt and airport taxes (approx.NZD325)

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 will confirm a place on the tour
  •  Full payment due no later than 29 February 2018

Cancellations / Refunds

  • From the date of booking until 29 February 2018 – loss of deposit
  •  After 29 February 2018 – no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

  • A current New Zealand passport is required, valid six months from date of travel
  •  All other passport holders - please ask

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


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

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