We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mt Gower

Lord Howe Island, Australia
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
31 visitor photos
Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    15
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great hike if you are very fit, and make sure you wear proper hiking gear. The views from the top are stunning

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am quite fit & healthy & hike a lot so looked forward to the recent Mt Gower climb last month. I found other reviews an interesting read & wanted to come out in support of the stragglers referred to by others:) it is a very difficult climb & includes a lot of rock climbing with ropes & very exposed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fantastic experience on a guided hike, not for the faint hearted, or those with height fears. while utmost safety concerns are addressed - you literally walk along a ledge on one section - less than a metre wide. The views along the way and at the end are all worth it. Can't wait to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm a fairly experienced hiker and quite fit but this was definitely one of the hardest things I've done - both in terms of the challenging terrain (steep, lots of tree roots and rocks) but also in terms of the heights. There were several difficult parts if you are scared of heights but they are both fairly short. The pace... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bendigo
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The hike up Mt Gower was unforgettable. Our guide Jack was a font of information and had many stories about the mountain to back up his knowledge of all the plant and animal species we passed on the way. The whole trip was one photo opportunity after another, whether it be a fascinating rock formation, tree canopy, endemic bird species,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yackandandah, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Erupting out of the ocean to great heights, the mountain is seen from where-ever you are on the island. Didn't attempt 8+ hour climb up & back but magnificent views from around the island & bird watching tours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
gold coast
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Did this with Jack Shick ($60+$10pp transport) Mon & Thurs. Good idea to book before you leave home as they can be cancelled due to weather and this give you a chance to do it on another day. Have to be very fit and agile and not a height phobic to do it. Not enough flora/fauna commentary for me. Maybe... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Campbelltown, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Unfortunately, you are not permitted to climb this without a guide. This means they must decide if they think you can make the climb or not. Unfortunately, Sea to Summit chose to take all and sundry. We spent so much time waiting for the stragglers I was getting very angry. It took so long to get up, we didn't get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I booked this walk in advance through the hotel a few weeks before I went to Lord Howe and on seeing Mount Gower started to wonder whether I was up to it. My wife and I do lots of walking, much of it in mountains but even so, it looked pretty challenging. On the day it was OK. At the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went with Dean Hiscox from Lord Howe Environmental Tours. The trek was harder than I was expecting. If you are not regular hiker, even if you are fit, then thus will be challenging trek. And I would advise against it if you have a fear of heights. The day was warm and we did not have any problems with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Mt Gower also viewed

Lord Howe Island, Australia
Lord Howe Island, Australia
 
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Lord Howe Island, Australia
 

Been to Mt Gower? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mt Gower, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing