There is no better way to explore the island and view the unique flora and fauna than on well marked walking trails.

Lord Howe Walking Trails MapWhether you decide to climb Mt Gower, or take a more leisurely walk through lush forest, you'll never forget the spectacular views, beautiful forests and amazing coastlines.

There are many bushwalking options for a wide range of abilities. The most challenging is the Mt Gower hike - certainly not for the light-hearted! It takes approximately eight hours and ropes are required and guests have the opportunity to be accompanied by experienced guides. Involving lots of adrenaline and quick decision-making, it is definitely for the more adventurous who want to reach their vertical limit!

There are also plenty of less advanced yet still adventurous bush trekking and walking options including trekking to the top of 147m Mt. Eliza, with its great views across the lagoon to the southern mountains and the Old Gulch. Alternatively a two-hour return trip to North Beach from Arajilla with picnic hamper is a wonderful outdoor experience that should be experienced by everyone.

Other suggestions include:

  • 2 hour low tide reef walk to Ned’s Beach or South Reef (low tide only)
  • 2 hour birdwatching walk to Ned’s Beach afternoons  (October to March)
  • 4 hours birdwatching walk to south end of the Island under Mount Lidgbird (March to July)
  • 4 hour walk to Transit Hill – plants, views, history
  • 3 hour walk to Malabar for views, plants and Red-tailed tropic bird
  • 5 hour walk to Boat Harbour – birds and rainforest walk
  • 5 hour walk into Erskine Valley between the mountains
  • 6 hour walk to Dinner Run (off track)

Please don't hesitate to speak to one of our friendly staff for recommendations and tips.