Lord Howe Island

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8 days | Departs 19 Oct 2019 –
Discover more of spectacular Lord Howe Island on our popular 8 day guided holiday, including sightseeing activities each day.

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Highlights
  • Enjoy an evening talk by author & local identity, Ian Hutton
  • Relax aboard a 2 hour scenic cruise
  • View a large variety of fish from aboard a glass bottom boat
  • Opportunity to snorkel the wreck of the Favourite
  • Explore Lord Howe Island’s profuse coral seascape
  • Learn about some of the more unusual lagoon inhabitants
  • Join Ron on an easy 3 hour, 3km environmental ramble
  • Watch 3 short historical movies from the flying boat days
  • Walk the Little Island Trek
  • See the providence petrel, one of the world’s rarest birds
  • Feed the fish at Ned’s Beach
Inclusions
  • Return flights to Lord Howe Island (as required)
  • 7 nights at the Somerset Apartments
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D)
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Day 1 – Homeport to Lord Howe Island (D)

Your journey begins with a flight to Lord Howe Island. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy an entertaining talk by author & local identity, Ian Hutton before enjoying dinner at the popular Coral Cafe.

❱ Hotel stay: Somerset Apartments (7 nights)

Day 2 – Lord Howe Island Sights & Cruise (B, D)

After breakfast, enjoy a refreshing introduction on what to do on beautiful Lord Howe Island, where to go & how to get around. Learn everything that there is to know about the island.

Later, relax onboard a 2 hour cruise and enjoy the breathtaking views all around Lord Howe Island, including the spectacular image of Balls Pyramid creeping up in the distance & sheer mountain cliffs. During your cruise, you will approach the Admiralty Islands, which are home to a large percentage of the island’s bird population. Tonight, enjoy a 2 course dinner at the Anchorage Restaurant.

Day 3 – Turtle & Nature Tour (B, D)

View the large variety of fish, turtles, stingrays & amazing corals of the world’s southernmost barrier reef on the Adventure One glass bottom boat. While exploring North Bay, you may wish to climb up Mt Eliza, walk to the Old Gulch or Herring Pools, view the sea bird rookery or enjoy a swim. An amazing snorkelling opportunity is provided today, with the option to snorkel the wreck of the Favourite which ran aground here in 1965. Later, enjoy a delicious fish fry dinner at the Beachcomber Restaurant.

Day 4 – Coral Viewing with Environmental Tours (B, D)

Enjoy a 2 hour tour which focuses on exploring the profuse coral seascape and introduces visitors to some of the more unusual lagoon inhabitants such as the endemic double-header wrasse, stingrays & turtles. This tour provides an optional snorkelling experience at Erscott’s Hole. Alternatively, you can simply relax on the boat and view the stunning diversity of this exotic marine location. Enjoy some time at leisure before dinner at the Milky Way Restaurant tonight.

Day 5 – Ron’s Environmental Ramble (B, D)

After breakfast, join Ron on an easy 3 hour, 3km ramble. Enjoy the great scenery as Ron provides you with information about this fascinating island. Learn about the birds, flora, fossils, palm & tourist industry, bush tucker & medicine, plus snippets of the island’s volcanic & colourful local history. This evening, indulge in a dinner at the Lord Howe Island Bowling Club.

Day 6 – Historical Movies at the Local Hall (B, D)

A full day at leisure is included for you today, giving you time to explore more of the island or relax in your apartment. This evening, visit the local Community Hall and enjoy 3 short historical movies from Lord Howe Island’s flying boat days before enjoying dinner at the Anchorage Restaurant.

Day 7 – Little Island Walk & Afternoon at Leisure (B, L, D)

Walk the Little Island Track to view the spectacular aerial courtship displays by the winter breeding providence petrel. One of the world’s rarest birds, the providence petrel returns to the island to nest and can be ‘called’ out of the air, landing at your feet and even climbing into your lap!

Return to the Anchorage Restaurant for lunch before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. We recommend spending some time down at Ned’s Beach with time for snorkelling or feeding fish which are right around your ankles! A small amount of fish food will be supplied, with additional fish food available for purchase. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at the Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

Day 8 – Lord Howe Island to Homeport (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Lord Howe Airport in time for your flight home.

Terms

The following terms & conditions apply to your booking in addition to our General Booking Terms & Conditions:

  • Flights are included from all departure cities shown as required. These are based on Virgin Australia ‘Q’ Class Economy airfares, and are subject to availability at the time of your booking confirmation.
  • The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
    After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
    31 to 60 days before departure – 50% of total booking value plus deposit;
    Within 30 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
    We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your holiday.
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