Explore Lord Howe Island

Climb to Kim's Lookout

For the best views over the island, you can’t beat Kim’s Lookout. At 200m altitude, it’s not quite a walk in the park, but you’ll be well rewarded for your efforts with views looking South over the whole island, the lagoon and out to Mount Gower. Just don’t forget your camera!

Kayak the Lagoon

There are few places on Earth that can claim such natural beauty as Lord Howe. A trip to the island would not be complete without a kayak, swim or snorkel at Sylphs Hole, on Old Settlement Beach, that’s where the turtles come to swim.

Water Sports on the island

If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, the Island offers perfect conditions for surfing, kite-surfing or windsurfing. Blinky Beach, Middle Beach, Neds Beach or Little Island are great surfing places subject to the prevailing conditions. The Lagoon is the place to kite surf, that is if you have the gear because it’s not available here. Let us know when you arrive so we can check the local conditions to help you pick the best beach on the day.

World class snorkelling

Lord Howe Island is reputed to be amongst the best dive locations in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or someone who’s never dived before local dive companies, Pro Dive or Howea Divers, will take good care of you. You’ll be sure to love the experience so much you’ll want to come back.

Take a leisurely walk

If you prefer a slower pace of life, there are endless walks on the island that guests to Arajilla enjoy. Be sure to take in the many interesting place names such The Valley of Shadows, The Clear Place and Transit Hill along your way. If you’re looking a more adventurous walk be sure to organise a trip up Mt Gower with local tour guide Jack Shick.

A spot of fishing

Head out to sea for a chance to catch one of the 500 species of fish that inhabit the local waters. If you’re lucky you might hook a Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna or Wahoo. Our chefs would be happy to prepare your fish for dinner in our restaurant if you happen to catch a worth while meal.

Stalk our feathered friends

Lord Howe Island is a haven for bird-life and as such regularly attracts the world’s top ornithologists. The island is home to 166 different species, including Whiter Terns, Providence Petrels, Shearwaters and Blue Billies. When you arrive, let us share the story of a very special bird that is endemic to the island, thought extinct until recently.

A picnic or BBQ for two

We’ll supply you with your very own picnic, complete with food of your choice from our menu and we provide you with everything you might need for an Island picnic, down to the matches and paper to light the fire. There are lots of beautiful places to picnic – North Bay (my favourite), Old Settlement Beach, Cobby’s Corner, under the pines on the lagoon where you can set up your BBQ with the firewood supplied.

Bicycle Tours

Lord Howe Island is very small, only 11km long and 2.8km wide. Guests to the island often prefer to explore on foot, and literally take in the natural beauty one step at a time.

If riding a bike is more your thing, Arajilla has mountain bikes and helmets exclusively for your use.

Wildlife encounters

With the island being so small and without much in the way of mobile signal, we challenge you to learn what it is to truly relax. Drop off your devices and head off for your very own adventure.

Switch off and get lost

With the island being so small and without much in the way of mobile signal, we challenge you to learn what it is to truly relax. Drop off your devices and head off for your very own adventure.

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