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Mt Gower

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Address: Lord Howe Island, Australia
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+61 2 6563 2214
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You might think you are fit !

I really did think i was fit, and yes I made the walk with the excellent assistance from Dean ( Environmental tours) , but be prepared to not be able to walk for a few days... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lou M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really did think i was fit, and yes I made the walk with the excellent assistance from Dean ( Environmental tours) , but be prepared to not be able to walk for a few days afterwards. I suggest you do some serious steep ascents and descents before embarking on this walk if you want to be trouble free over... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't an easy hike but well worth the view from the top! Take at least 3ltrs of water. You can refill at a creek on the way. The hike is breathtaking. Jack the guide takes time for everyone to catchup and travel together. It is a must do on the Island and took us 9hrs return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

The hike up Mt Gower was one of the highlights of my stay on Lord Howe Island. The views at the top are simply stunning. Jack, the tour guide and naturalist, was a wonderful source of information on the unique flora and fauna of the mountain and island in general. Although the views are amazing, you will work hard for... More 

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Rutherford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

My Husband and I did a walk to Mt Gower with Lord Howe Environmental Tours. Krya and Lee were great guides with lots of knowledge of the area as well as plant and animal life. It was a tough but satisfying climb.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

taking this steep 6 hour walking trip requires strong leg muscles and lots of energy but well worth the effort

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Mount Gower requires a good level of fitness but the sceneryis breath taking and the vegetation contains many species unique to the island. A guide is necessary and two companies provide treks. We paid extra for a private trek which was worthwhile for such an adventure

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a rare experience. A hike/climb from sea level to a 850m summit. Breathtaking views, well deserved after a quite challenging hike including rock climbing with ropes. Endemic flora. Our guide (compulsory),Jack, was perfect!

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Thank MarieBenLPC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Climbed Mt Gower with the Environmental Tours company (you must go with a guide). Hard work (pulling yourself up on ropes in places) and exposed in places (walking around ocean cliffs) but you get rewarded with incredible views. Even if the cloud on the mountain never lifts you get to walk in a summit mist forest with palm trees that... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

A very challenging walk, but truly worth the effort, the views and vegetation were amazing, recommend Environmental Tours as a guide.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I did not really realize what was involved in this climb. I thought it was a steep hike. But, at least half the "trail" involved ropes. Ropes to get you up, and then down, rock faces. A real challenge!

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