Located 600km from the nearest large landmass, Lord Howe is one of the “cleanest” places on earth, with no air or sea pollution or litter.
The Lord Howe Island Act of 1981 established a Permanent Park Preserve over approximately 70 per cent of the island, recognising the magnificent natural heritage of Lord Howe. The island’s surrounding waters were declared a Marine Park in 1998 to protect its unique marine environment.
Today, approximately 75 per cent of the island’s original natural vegetation remains intact and undisturbed. Likewise, its beaches, coral reef and marine environment are pristine.