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Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Ocean, mountains and birds

No trail is exceptionally long, and with the exception of Mt Gower, all may be walked... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
stunning views along the trails for everybody

these waking trails offers outstand views all over the island. Please be guided by the ratings of... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

No trail is exceptionally long, and with the exception of Mt Gower, all may be walked unaccompanied. Some are closed for the breeding season but there are always plenty of places to walk.

1  Thank Ian1245
Reviewed 26 January 2017

these waking trails offers outstand views all over the island. Please be guided by the ratings of the walk in relation to your age some are quite difficult but let common sence be your guide.

Thank GaryK1954
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Climb short trails of varying difficulty through lush rainforest to wonderful viewpoints. Transit Hill, Kim's Lookout, The Clearplace, Intermediate Hill.

2  Thank robyn l
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The trails are well marked and maps are available on the island. The walks are graded. The views from the lookouts are great. Mt Gower is the hardest and can only walked with a guide. We did not attempt it!

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 12 January 2017

One of the simpler walks is A Clear Place and middle beach but you might get your host to drop you up the top of middle beach road first. A clear place is a walk past the Valley of the Shadows which is caused by...More

Thank turnerlibelle
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Mt Gower walk is not for the faint-hearted. Many parts of the walk is almost vertical and you need to use ropes to get up and down. However, it's breathtakingly beautiful and really interesting seeing the magical mist rainforest at the top. Dean was...More

1  Thank Elisabeth E
Reviewed 10 January 2017

There are many amazing walks on LHI. Each time we have been we have done Malabar, Kim's Lookout and the walk over the mountain to North Bay/Old Gulch. I had always wanted to do the Goat House Cave, but it was 400 metres high and...More

1  Thank boogalew
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We walked all the trails listed on the Island.Some trails were easier than the others and we were glad we brought along our hiking sticks.

Thank wallsydney
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Wonderful walking trails around the island - not suitable for older unfit - some of the walks take up to 6 hours with steep climbs up and down the hills.

Thank moire b
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Lord Howe offers amazing and very beautiful walking. It does not all have to be restricted to the fit. The views are to die for.

Thank MicheleWH
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Sue G
Do you need full leather walking boots for Lord Howe Island, or would sturdy walking shoes (not leather) suffice?
5 August 2016|
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Response from Diana T | Reviewed this property |
Boots would be best but unless climbing Gower or the Goat House. Sneakers would be fine.
Did anyone get Leeches on their walks?
29 July 2015|
Response from RoslynJS | Reviewed this property |
We've ever had any issue with leeches in our many visits to LHI.
how cool and how wet does it get is it a good time to go with children 9 & 12 year olds
6 April 2015|
Response from RoslynJS | Reviewed this property |
Being a small island there'll be changes in the weather within a day. It can shower on & off then be sunny. If it's windy on one side or one end then it will be better on the other side. A spray-jacket is useful. Quoting... More