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Walking

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.

Northern Section
Transit Hill

Class 3, 2 hours return, 2km

Clear Place

Class 2, 1-2 hours return

Stevens Reserve

Class 1

North Bay

Class 3, 4 hours return, km4

Mt Eliza

Grade 3

Old Gulch

Grade 1, 20 minutes return, 300m

Malabar Hill and Kims Lookout

Class 4-5, 3 hours, or 5 hours return, 7 km

Southern Section
Goat House Cave

Class 4, 5 hours return, 6 km

Mount Gower

Class 5, 8 hours return, 14 km

Rocky Run and Boat Harbour

Class 3

Intermediate Hill

Class 2, 45 minutes return, 1km

Little Island

Class 1, 40 minutes return, 3km