Lord Howe Island

Overview

Introduction

Lord Howe and neighboring Norfolk islands are both former penal colonies. Located east of Sydney, the islands are part of New South Wales.

Lord Howe, 490 mi/790 km northeast of Sydney, boasts the world's most southerly coral reefs and has been awarded a UNESCO World Heritage listing. Attractions include the ruins of the penal colony; pristine beaches; rare collections of plants, birds and marine life; and very friendly people. No cars are permitted on the island, which is a magnet for nature lovers and those who truly want to get away from it all.

Norfolk Island, 1,045 mi/1,680 km from Sydney, is even more remote. It once held some of the Bounty mutineers. Rocky, jagged cliffs and beaches run along its coast, with a covering of Norfolk Island pines in the interior. Norfolk is a great place to go deep-sea fishing or to just hang out and meet some of the island's 2,000 hardy residents. It is particularly popular with the mature traveler. There are quite a few small- and medium-sized places to stay, but few of them are near the beaches.

Both islands can be reached by air from major Australian cities and Auckland, New Zealand.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
  Quail Travel
Toll Free: 800-799-0849
Email: justcandace@sbcglobal.net

6630 South McCarran Avenue, Suite A1
Reno, Nevada 89509
http://thetravelagency.org