There's great scope for outdoors fun on Lord Howe Island. On land, walking is the main attraction, with the guided hike up Mount Gower the highlight. A network of well-marked trails covers the rest of the island, offering super viewpoints and secluded beaches.
On the water, you can grab a kayak or paddleboard to explore the lagoon, go snorkelling or surfing, or take a turtle-spotting boat trip. Other boat excursions include fishing trips, circumnavigations of the island or journeys to magnificent Ball's Pyramid.
Diving is also good here, with a couple of operators offering a variety of trips. The standout diving experience is the day's trip to Ball's Pyramid.