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“Lots of walking variety” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Lots of walking variety”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

There are many different trails to walk on LHI. Each walk is rated for different levels of fitness. Lots of beautiful scenery to enjoy.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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“Well Signposted Tracks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Did most of the walking tracks when we stayed on Lord Howe Island. We found them to be well signposted and easy to follow. An added bonus was the cycle stands at the beginning of the tracks. Well done to those who maintain the walks.

Visited November 2013
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Albany, WA
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“You need 10 days to everything properly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

One of the many beautiful things about Lord Howe is its size. You can walk everywhere, or cycle to the track head, without the worry of being run over by a car.
You can work your way around the Island without too much stress.
Regret being there for 7, not 10 days.
Goat House Cave walk is a must, but extremely hard work. View from the top is brilliant!
Our friends also did Mount Gower, and said we should have gone too. Must go as an organised group, so the pace was slow. If you can do Goat House, you can do Mount Gower.

Visited December 2013
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Toowoomba, Qld
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38 reviews
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“A good challenge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lord Howe Island is one of those places that a lot of people plan to visit "one day". Don't wait because you are missing out on one of the premier holiday and hiking destinations in Australia. We hiked nearly every day during our 1 week stay and most walks had some quite challenging sections. My wife did the Mt Gower guided walk (I was diving) and she rates it as one the best and hardest she has done.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Lord Howe Island walking trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

An idyllic slice of paradise. Coral fringed lagoon with the two imposing mountains, Mt Lichbird and Mt Gower, visible from most parts of the Island. Native Kentia palms add to the tropical feel. Walking tracks to suit every fitness level are well marked. Malabar hill walk gives great views of the red tailed tropic birds flying close doing their courting rituals, if you go in the beginning of December.

Climb to the Goat House Cave is quite hard, but the views from the top are truly magnificent, especially if you edge around to the south to see Balls Pyramid in the distance. To the top should take you less than 1 hour 30 minutes. If you take longer, don't even attempt Mt Gower, which is twice the distance.

Ned's Beach is not to be missed. Feed the fish and watch them swim around your legs. Snorkel amongst them, and out to the coral. Equipment can be hired at the beach.

The Gulch at low tide allows access by clambering along the rocks at the right side and around to the herring pools. Stunning.

Visited December 2013
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