Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter walks on Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is an untouched World Heritage-listed paradise unlike any other. Mount Gower is considered one of the best hikes in the world, and now the Seven Peaks Walk by Pinetrees has been added to the Great Walks of Australia collective, the first NSW walk to be added.

  • The Seven Peaks Walk by Pinetrees sees participants traverse from North Bay all the way to Lord Howe Island’s highest peak Mount Gower over a five day guided adventure where visitors can take in untouched beaches, coral platforms, ancient forest, peaks and breathtaking views along the way.
  • Here are five other amazing walks on Lord Howe Island you must experience:
  • A snorkel and walk is a common combination while out adventuring on Lord Howe Island, and the walk to secluded North Bay is the perfect way to combine the two. Covering 7km, the track starts at Old Settlement Beach taking around 3 hours to complete. Only accessible by foot or water, you’ll be rewarded with white sand and incredible snorkeling sights at North Bay - including a 1965 shipwreck The Favourite
  • On the east coast of the island, take a trek through the Valley of the Shadows. One of the most memorable walks on the island, you’ll hike under a canyon of banyan trees and Kentia palms which are so large it’ll feel like they’re taking over the track. You’ll see here why David Attenborough once described the island as “so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable”
  • Lord Howe Island is renowned for birdwatching, recording 130 permanent and migratory species including 14 seabird species. For some unique birdwatching while you walk, Malabar Hill is a two-hour return walk which is home to one of the world’s largest nesting sites for the red-tailed tropic bird-known for their spectacular airborne courting displays between November to June
  • Don’t blink and miss the walk to Transit Hill. Starting at Blinky Beach, Transit Hill is an easy 2km walk to the top of the hill. At the top, take in the incredible 360 degree views of the island before heading back down through lush palm forest
  • Seeking a walk to challenge you on the Southern side of the island? The aptly named Intermediate Hill traverses 1.2km with a challenging descent. At the top you’ll enjoy great views over Ball’s Pyramid (the world’s tallest sea stack) and Mount Lidgbird. 

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