Although only 11km long and 2km wide, Lord Howe is laced with dozens of delightful, well-marked walking trails: nearly two thirds of the island is a Permanent Park Preserve.
The choice ranges from easy strolls at sea level through lush Kentia palm and banyan forests, to moderate cliff-top hikes where you’ll see seabirds wheeling on the thermals, to the challenging 875 metre Mount Gower climb – rated as one of the best day treks in the world.
Class 3, 2 hours return, 2km
Class 2, 1-2 hours return
Class 3, 4 hours return, km4
Grade 1, 20 minutes return, 300m
Malabar Hill and Kims Lookout
Class 4-5, 3 hours, or 5 hours return, 7 km
Goat House Cave
Class 4, 5 hours return, 6 km
Class 5, 8 hours return, 14 km
Rocky Run and Boat Harbour
Class 2, 45 minutes return, 1km
Class 1, 40 minutes return, 3km