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LH_D3X1392-SMALLAnytime! Lord Howe Island’s climate is mild, year-round. Sea breezes prevent the summers from being too hot, while surrounding warm seas ensure pleasant winters.

Maximum temperatures on the island hover around 25 degrees Celsius throughout summer, dipping to an average of 19 degrees in winter, while daily minimums range from 20C in summer falling to around 12-14C in winter.

The most popular time to visit Lord Howe is between September and May, however, even in the winter months (June, July and August), the days can be sunny and warm.

Winter 2018 on Lord Howe Island

Average High Temp: 19.8

Average Low Temp: 14.7

Average Rain: 142.9mm

Average Water Temp: 19.9

Water Temp Variation: 19-22

Winter on Lord Howe Island showcases an array of unique activities that highlight the wildlife and biodiversity of our World Heritage listed Island.

Undisputedly one of the most unique and beautiful places in the world, Lord Howe Island is made up of 75% protected park preserve, encompassed in a marine park, and is as fascinating as it is beautiful.

With a legacy of world-class conservation projects under its belt, Lord Howe Island’s community is deeply connected to the environment and many of the successful conservation projects that have been carried out over the last century have been pioneered by the community, who take great pride in ensuring the Island is protected. 

Lord Howe Island’s renowned pristine natural environment is maintained through world-class conservation efforts that began more than 100 years ago and continue today. 

In winter 2018 we will be showcasing these projects and many more amazing environmental experiences available in our marine park and permanent park preserve.

Experience firsthand the wildlife phenomena of the Lord Howe Island Providence Petrel.

David Attenborough was so fascinated by this experience that he included footage of these amazing birds in his internationally acclaimed series ‘The Life of Birds’.

http://www.lordhoweisland.info/things-to-do/bird-watching/

Explore the world’s southernmost coral reef.

The waters surrounding Lord Howe Island provide an unusual mixture of temperate and tropical organisms. The reef provides a rare example of the transition between coral and algal reefs.

http://www.lordhoweisland.info/natural-attractions/marine-park/

Enjoy our vast array of walking trails.

Walks range from an easy stroll 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 Mt Gower climb – rated as one of the best day treks in the world.

https://www.lordhoweisland.info/things-to-do/walking/

Participate in our Citizen Science Program

Join one of our citizen science monitoring projects (run by the Lord Howe Island Museum) and change the lives of critically endangered animals including the Lord Howe Island Phasmid and the Lord Howe Island woodhen.

We have over 15 citizen science projects that will be running over winter that monitor flora, fauna, marine life and invertebrates, get involved in the conservation of our world heritage values.

http://www.lordhoweisland.info/tours/citizen-science