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Mt Gower

Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Neath NSW Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mountain with spectacular views. I took numerous photos of Mt Gower and it changes with the sun and mist.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Cairns, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Bendigo
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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

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Yackandandah, Australia
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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.

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gold coast
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

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Campbelltown, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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