Must-see attractions in Lord Howe Island

  • A view of Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island framed by the branches of a Norfolk Pine tree

    Mt Gower

    Lord Howe Island

    The southernmost of the two magnificent peaks dominating the island, Mt Gower (875m) is a spectacular sight. Though it looks sheer at first glance, it's…

  • Ball's Pyramid

    Lord Howe Island

    Sticking out of the middle of the ocean some 23km southeast of Lord Howe Island, the memorably jagged silhouette of this crag stands 551m high. A volcano…

  • A beautiful White Tern (Gygis alba) sits on an egg in a notch in the branch of a Norfolk Island Pine tree behind Lagoon Beach on Lord Howe Island, Australia. These birds build no nest, but lay their eggs on bare branches.

    Lord Howe Island Museum

    Lord Howe Island

    At what passes on Lord Howe for a major road junction, this museum has an interesting if somewhat random display on local history, taking in whaling, wars…

  • Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, Unincorporated area of New South Wales, Australia. Palm forest on Intermediate Hill.

    Intermediate Hill

    Lord Howe Island

    Another star exhibit for the Australian love of no-bullshit names, this hill (250m) offers some of the island's better views of Ball's Pyramid and a…

  • North Beach

    Lord Howe Island

    This pretty crescent of sand is reached by a thigh-straining up-and-down walk over a ridge from town, but it's worth it, with barbecue facilities and the…

  • Sunrise sun streams through palm trees on  the road to Ned's Beach,Lord Howe Island,New South Wales,Australia

    Ned's Beach

    Lord Howe Island

    A short stroll from town, Ned's Beach offers good snorkelling – you can hire wetsuits and gear from a little stall. Feeding the fish in the shallows here…