Lord Howe Island Holiday Packages
What are the best things to do on Lord Howe Island?
Lounge on Ned’s Beach
Ned’s Beach is one of the most pristine spots to discover while holidaying on Lord Howe Island accommodation and flight packages. The beach features calm and clear water, which makes it the perfect spot for both swimming and snorkelling. The water bordering the beach is home to colourful coral reefs and schools of fish, making for a breathtaking snorkelling experience. If you choose to snorkel at Ned’s Beach while holidaying on Lord Howe Island packages, you may even spot some turtles and small Galapagos sharks.
Dive the Ball’s Pyramid
Ball’s Pyramid is, for good reason, the most well-known diving site at Lord Howe Island. The Pyramid is located 23 kilometres (14.3 miles) southeast of the island, and at 551 metres high (1,800 feet), it’s the world’s tallest sea stack. Surrounding the dramatic sea stack are some of the best dive sites to experience while visiting on Lord Howe Island holiday packages. Divers can explore caves and get a close-up look at gorgeous coral reefs and underwater creatures. Marine animals to see include dolphins, turtles, marlin, rainbow runners, and rarer species like Ballina Angelfish and Spanish Dancers.
Hike Mount Gower
Mount Gower sits at 875 metres (2,870 feet) tall and is the tallest peak on Lord Howe Island. The mountain has a challenging hike that guides visitors along a 14-kilometre (8.7 mile) trail and takes about eight hours to complete. Along the way, you can take in the mountain’s rugged terrain as well as native plants and wildlife, including a lush moss forest. The hike to the top of Mount Gower is advanced and includes steep rope-assisted climbs in parts. If you’re an experienced hiker and choose to hike Mount Gower while holidaying on Lord Howe Island packages, your hard work will be rewarded with magnificent views from the top.
What is the best way to get around Lord Howe Island?
When you book Lord Howe Island accommodation and flight packages, check to see if your hotel offers free airport transfers. Since Lord Howe Island is a small 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) long by 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) wide, there are no taxis or public transport available. For this reason, the majority of hotels and accommodation on Lord Howe Island provide free airport pick-up and drop-off services for their guests.
While it’s possible to rent a car on Lord Howe Island, it’s rare. Instead, many locals and visitors choose to make their way around the small island by bicycle. Most hotels and accommodation on Lord Howe Island provide bikes to their guests free of charge. If you’d like to rent a car or your hotel doesn’t offer bikes, you can rent one while away on Lord Howe Island holiday packages.
What is the cost of visiting Lord Howe Island?
Hotels and accommodation on Lord Howe Island typically cost around $200 to $250 AUD per night for a serviced apartment or $1,100 to $1,500 AUD for an all-inclusive resort or hotel. However, by booking Lord Howe Island accommodation and flight packages with Webjet, you’ll save money by bundling your hotel cost with your airfare.
Once you arrive, your hotel may offer free bike hire to help you explore the island. If not, don’t worry – there are several other options as well. If you’d prefer to get around by car while holidaying on Lord Howe Island packages, you can hire one from local company Wilson’s Hire Services for $60 AUD per day. This same business also hires out bikes for $10 AUD per day and snorkelling gear for $6 AUD per day that you can take advantage of while visiting on Lord Howe Island holiday packages.
Lord Howe Island is surrounded by some beautiful reefs, making snorkelling and diving a must-do activity. After booking Lord Howe Island packages, you could also book onto a snorkelling or diving tour to the popular Ball’s Pyramid site. Snorkelling tours cost $150 AUD, and diving tours are $200 AUD per person.
One more cost to consider while holidaying on Lord Howe Island holiday packages is food. You may not need to worry about this if you’re staying at one of the island’s all inclusive resorts. However, if your meals aren’t included in your hotel rate, budget about $25 AUD for a meal at a casual restaurant or cafe.
How much time should I spend on Lord Howe Island?
As Lord Howe Island is small and compact, it’s easy to see a lot in just a few days. Lord Howe Island holiday packages are the perfect option for a relaxing long weekend out of the city. Start planning your next getaway with Lord Howe Island packages that have you away for three to four days.