There are two pathways leading to Transit Hill, which is roughly centred on the island, and you might spot an emerald ground-dove or a golden whistler along the way.
Start your stroll near the island’s Administration Centre, or walk across the picturesque Blinky Beach along a narrow track, to reach the look-out point.
The return walk can be done at leisure in around an hour and is well worth it for the fantastic 360 degree views. After soaking up the sights, stroll back down to Blinky Beach to cool down with a swim.
Weather-sculpted sandstone rocks are dotted across the tiny and secluded Old Settlement Beach.
Situated to the island’s north, the beach is a great place to surrender to relaxation as you enjoy the sun’s warm rays and admire impressive mountain views.
The beach is a picture-perfect spot for picnickers, revitalising swims, relaxing snorkelling, or if you want to spend the day lazing on the sand with a good book.
Keen surfers and body boarders head to Blinky Beach to experience what the locals have dubbed ‘Champagne Surf’.
Located on the island’s east side, the beach is the most popular place to catch a ride on some of Australia’s least crowded waves.
The unspoilt, white beach is a top spot to enjoy a relaxing picnic, take a refreshing swim, or to cast a line in, all against the backdrop of a sharp cliff face.
Red tailed Tropic Birds, gracefully performing their airborne courting rituals are common sightings from Malabar between September and May.
Malabar’s cliffs, which plunge dramatically into the ocean, play host the world’s largest nesting ground for the birds. Situated to the island’s North, Malabar has some of the best views of Lord Howe’s south end, and is well worth the climb.
During the two hour return walk to Malabar you will pass through dense palm forests with mutton-bird burrows. Sweeping panoramic views of the island encompass the towering volcanic peaks of Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower to the south, while the Admiralty Islands dominate the north.