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“malabar magnificent!”

Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“malabar magnificent!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Loved this walk, hard 2 hours but sooooooo rewarding. You need to be fit and take water and a long stick to swipe away the hundreds of spiders (if you have arachnaphoia avoid altogether!), but all worth it i thought. Very peaceful and spiritual ontop of the cliff views in all directions breathtaking.

Visited February 2013
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Newton, North Carolina
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213 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Challenging and terrific views”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We did a number of trails, and I have to say that Goat House Cave trail is fabulous! This trail truly challenged us because of the very steep sections at the top but the spectacular views were worth it.

Actually, the views on several of the trails were great.

The only retraction is the parks service insistence on using logs for the steps to upgrade trails. Taking huge steps to climb 250 meters (such as on Max Nichols Memorial Trail) is exceptionally tiring and strenuous. Clearly the people upgrading these trails have no concept of older legs that can't do 25 to 35 cm steps every step of the way!

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very quiet in winter, good views”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Plenty of well marked walking tracks heading through the forest, along cliffs, and up to hill tops. There are views from all directions including Balls Pyramid and many other islands nearby. One track was closed due to a landslip and only signed as closed from one direction.

Visited July 2012
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Wollongong, Australia
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Awe inspiring”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Spent 4 days walking these trails and had a great time. All trails are well marked and well maintained, Some of the trails are taxing on the fitness but you can climb as high as you can and still get a magnificent view, Photo opportunities around each corner and the chance to get up close and personal to the birdlife is magical,

Visited December 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Many walks to do.”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

LHI is a walkers paradice. There are tracks all over the island and no matter which one you take you are never dissapointed... As a added bonius THERE ARE NO SNAKES.....

Visited September 2012
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