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Anytime! 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° celsius throughout summer, dipping to an average of 19° c in winter, while daily minimums range from 20°c in summer falling to around 12-14°c in winter.

In December the average water temperature is 24°, maximum temperature of 24.1° and a minimum temperature of 19.3°. Average rainfall (mm) is 102.9

In January the average water temperature is 25°, maximum temperature of 25.4° and a minimum temperature of 20.7°. Average rainfall (mm) is 107.6

In February the average water temperature is 26°, maximum temperature of 25.8° and a minimum temperature of 21.0°. Average rainfall (mm) is 102.4

Summer activities include; snorkeling, swimming, diving, hiking, glass bottom boat trips, North Bay adventures, Mt Gower hike, hiking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, surfing, bird watching, walking, bus tours.

In March the average water temperature is 26°, maximum temperature of 25.0° and a minimum temperature of 20.1°. Average rainfall (mm) is 127.7

In April the average water temperature is 23.5°, maximum temperature of 23.4° and a minimum temperature of 18.2°. Average rainfall (mm) is 141.9

In May the average water temperature is 22°, maximum temperature of 21.6° and a minimum temperature of 16.4°. Average rainfall (mm) is 147.6

Spring activities include; snorkeling, swimming, diving, hiking, glass bottom boat trips, North Bay adventures, Mt Gower hike, hiking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, surfing, bird watching, walking, bus tours.

In June the average water temperature is 20.5°, maximum temperature of 19.9° and a minimum temperature of 14.8°. Average rainfall (mm) is 168.3

In July the average water temperature is 18.5°, maximum temperature of 19.0° and a minimum temperature of 13.9°. Average rainfall (mm) is 135.2

In August the average water temperature is 18.5°, maximum temperature of 19.0° and a minimum temperature of 13.5°. Average rainfall (mm) is 110.6

Winter activities include; hiking, glass bottom boat trips, North Bay adventures, Mt Gower hike, hiking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, surfing, bird watching, walking, bus tours, conservation volunteers activities.

In September the average water temperature is 18.5°, maximum temperature of 20.0° and a minimum temperature of 14.6°. Average rainfall (mm) is 127.5

In October the average water temperature is 20°, maximum temperature of 21.0° and a minimum temperature of 15.7°. Average rainfall (mm) is 100.2

In November the average water temperature is 22°, maximum temperature of 22.4° and a minimum temperature of 17.4°. Average rainfall (mm) is 112.3

Spring activities include; hiking, glass bottom boat trips, North Bay adventures, Mt Gower hike, hiking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, surfing, bird watching, walking, bus tours.

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 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. 

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/