Lord Howe Is­land: The Last Par­adise

Just an hour’s flight from Syd­ney, Lord Howe is a sub­trop­i­cal par­adise and one of Aus­tralia’s most beau­ti­ful is­lands.

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Lord Howe is a world her­itage site with an en­demic clown­fish and the south­ern-most bar­rier reef in the world. Like a mini-Gala­pa­gos, it’s home to a rare flight­less rail, mil­lions of seabirds and an ex­tra­or­di­nary stick-in­sect or ’land lob­ster’ wiped out by rats in the 20th cen­tury and thought ex­tinct un­til the re­dis­cov­ery of live an­i­mals on nearby Balls Pyra­mid in 2001. Join our lo­cal guide and renowned nat­u­ral­ist for four days ex­plor­ing Aus­tralia’s last par­adise.

High­lights:

Ex­pert guid­ing by Lord Howe’s lead­ing nat­u­ral­ist View beau­ti­ful nest­ing sea birds up close En­joy a be­hind-the-scenes en­counter with the is­land’s fa­mous stick-in­sect Cruise and snorkel the south­ern-most bar­rier reef in the world

Itin­er­ary:

Day 1 Af­ter you are met at the air­port, set­tle into your ac­com­mo­da­tion be­fore meet­ing your guide for an in­tro­duc­tory walk around the set­tle­ment and close up look at White Terns, Black Nod­dies and Wedge-tailed Shear­wa­ters. En­joy the evening with a pre­sen­ta­tion about Lord Howe Is­land and a spe­cial en­counter with the fa­mous Phas­mid (or stick-in­sect).

Day 2 Take a guided morn­ing walk to Old Set­tle­ment Beach to view mi­grant wad­ing birds then on to Ned’s Beach for Sooty Terns, Brown Nod­dies and Black-winged Pe­trels (sea­sonal). In the af­ter­noon, if the weather is suit­able, we’ll take a boat off­shore to look for pe­trels and pos­si­bly al­ba­tross then head to Balls Pyra­mid, the world’s tallest sea stack. At­tend a fas­ci­nat­ing evening lec­ture at the is­land’s mu­seum.

Day 3 Take a boat trip to North Bay for a BBQ lunch be­fore snorkelling and beach comb­ing. Dur­ing a short climb up Mount El­iza we’ll look for Sooty Terns, Grey Tern­lets, Black Nod­dies, Brown Nod­dies

and spec­tac­u­lar Red-tailed Trop­icbirds. We'll en­joy a BBQ din­ner on the beach. In the spring, we’ll watch the Flesh-footed Shear­wa­ters re­turn at dusk and in Au­tumn, drive south to view the re­turn of Prov­i­dence Pe­trels at Lit­tle Is­land – one of the great seabird spec­ta­cles of the world (filmed by David At­ten­bor­ough for the TV se­ries Life of Birds.

Day 4 Take a brief morn­ing so­journ to Mose­ley Park to view wad­ing birds, then on to Golf Course and Kings Beach be­fore it’s time to head to the air­port for de­par­ture.

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