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.
Fly across the ditch to Sydney today, on arrival transfer to your overnight airport hotel.
Evening at leisure.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An early afternoon departure from Lord Howe Island through to Sydney and connect onto a later flight to Auckland.
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Twin Share||Single Supplement|
|Early Booking Discount ( 31 August 2017 )||$100|
|Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount||$100|
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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
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* Itinerary subject to change