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Mt Gower

Address: Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It is a brilliant climb, so very glad we made it (Jack Schick is a brilliant guide), but definitely not for the feint hearted. Goat House Cave walk is a good preparation, but still only about a third as hard as Gower. More details in my full trip report; http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g528988-i10048-k8014813-Trip_report_5_days_incl_Pinetrees_Mt_Gower_climb-Lord_Howe_Island.html#63079682

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Cottesloe
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is truly spectacular to view the island from the top of Mount Gower, especially if you are lucky enough to have enough cloud at the top to have a rolling mist that opens to reveal the view and also provides a special dewy mountain atmosphere in the rainforest on the summit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A massive thank you to our guide Jack, Lord How Island has been on my bucket list and Mt Gower was at the top of my list of activities. I was so excited when I got to Lord Howe Island and saw Mt Gower for the first time. It's breath taking! yes this is long hike and challenging but you... More 

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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

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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32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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32 reviews 32 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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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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