Welcome to Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe's isolation and comparatively recent appearance – it was formed by hot-spot volcanic activity around seven million years ago – lends it a unique ecology, with many plant and insect species found only here. Birds rule the roost, with nesting terns noisily present and the eerie cries of muttonbirds in their burrows punctuating the night. Ongoing ecological projects are seeking to remove introduced species.
The island's restricted accommodation and flight capacity mean that a visit here doesn't come cheap, but relaxation is guaranteed with limited internet and no mobile signal.