Island life is placed at bicycle speed and shoes are optional. Perfect for a couples weekend getaway where a relaxed lifestyle is a given.
Lord Howe Island permits 400 visitors at any time ensuring that you are not going to feel overcrowded and there is plenty of space to absorb the island’s natural beauty. Subtropical forests sweep down to the world’s southernmost coral reefs. There are shallow beaches to snorkel and paddle with a surf beach tucked around the next cove.
Is Lord Howe exclusive, a retreat for celebrities, effectively blocking everyday visitors?
An uninhabited island, for millions of years has a fragile ecosystem and the first settlers had the foresight to protect what they passionately loved with limits on visitor numbers. We are all invited however we have to form a queue to get in. A pristine island is the jewel, there are viewing rights for everyone however we have to wait our turn to get there. When we arrive, kick the shoes off, we are on island time. And the Island does not offer bargain basement deals, there are no camping grounds or budget accommodation, plus cruise ships are banned. Paradise is not cheap and the waiting list can stretch for periods of up to a year. Lord Howe is Australia’s birthday cake, elaborate, delicious, an occasional treat that we all deserve.