Lord Howe Island (56 km²) is a small volcanic island located 600 km off the east coast of Australia, around 31 ° south latitude and 159 ° east longitude. The island, which is part of the Australian state of New South Wales, measures 11 km in length and 2 km in width at its widest point. The population residing on the island is around 350 inhabitants.
AN ISLAND WITH SPECTACULAR NATURAL SCENARIOS
Lord Howe is a small tropical paradise full of natural life, with a beautiful beach surrounded by the coral reef, which is the southernmost coral reef in the world. The island is dominated by two mountains, Mount Gower (875 meters high) and Mount Lidgbird (777 meters high), which characterize the southern part of the island. The island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. This because it is a remarkable example of an oceanic island formed by volcanic eruptions, which preserves an interesting flora and fauna, with numerous endemic species, especially of birds.
The island is suitable for those seeking peace and tranquility in a spectacular natural setting, with a beach of fine white sand and a beautiful coral reef, excellent for snorkelers, the island is also an important destination for trekking lovers, thanks to the numerous paths that run through it. The place is also excellent for families with children because it is quiet and safe.
Ball’s Pyramid is a very high basaltic rock that is located 20 km southeast of Lord Howe, this impressive rock formation is 562 meters high above sea level and measures only 200 meters wide, together with the island of Lord Howe it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The plant called Kentia is native to the island of Lord Howe, most of the forests of the island are formed by this beautiful palm tree.
HOW TO GET TO THE ISLAND OF LORD HOWE
Lord Howe Island has a small airport (Lord Howe Island Airport, LDH) located in the only flat area of the island. The subsidiary of Qantas – Eastern Australia Airlines – has regular connections with the island.
Eastern Australia Airlines has direct flights from Sydney (2 hours flight), while Sunstate Airlines makes connections from Brisbane (1 hour 45 minutes flight). Seasonal flights, usually from February to June and from September to December, are also carried out from Port Macquarie.