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Explore the underwater wonderland that is the world’s southernmost coral reef. Immerse yourself in pristine waters with an endless variety of fish and marine life.


Lord Howe Island is renowned for its pristine waters and attracts diving enthusiasts from around the world.

The coral reef surrounding Lord Howe Island is the southernmost coral reef in the world. The reef is a protected marine park, with 500 species of fish, many endemic to the island. There are over 90 different species of coral as well as sunken shipwrecks to be explored.
Lord Howe Island's best snorkelling locations include:

Ned’s Beach

There is a shallow reef that is protected by a sandbank where one can sight and hand feed schools of Kingfish and Spangled Emperors. You may even be lucky enough to spot the occasional Whale Shark.

North Bay

The picturesque North Bay is home to an abundance of marine life including the Drummer, Bluefish and Wrasse. Snorkelers can explore the shipwreck of the Favourite or relax with a private picnic on the secluded beach.

Erscotts Hole

Erscotts Hole is a pretty and luscious coral garden boasting the safest snorkelling area on Lord Howe Island. Snorkelers can get close to tame fish including the Double Header Wrasse and the Blue Fish, known for changing its body colour from dark green to sky blue in a short space of time.

Special Offer

Live the luxury life and stay 5 nights for the price of 4! Relax with a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese platter on arrival. Indulge your senses with a $75 gift voucher towards a treatment of your choice at Arajilla Retreat’s Ayurvedic Spa. This is your time. Availability is limited, so book now!
*Valid for bookings 1st April 2015 - 31 October 2015.

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