Ball's Pyramid
Ball's Pyramid
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granitav
Gosford, Australia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
About a 2 hour boat ride to the rock which is 20km from the shore. Not suitable to visit if bad or very windy weather as waves can be 2-3 metres high. Turtles, dolphins and sea birds to see on the way. A must to visit if nothing else.
Written 19 April 2023
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KAF369
Bowral, Australia85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Memorable must do experience BUT our trip was last day before the bad weather set in and all trips after this were cancelled for several days. It was a very rough ride all the way out and I had bruises after to prove it. Snorkelers could not go in as too rough but had a short go on a quieter spot off main Lord Howe Island. Captain and guide were experienced and full of info. We felt it was bit too long though at over 3 & 1/2 hours in good or bad weather. Very glad we did it though.
Written 7 April 2023
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Matthew S
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Take a boat tour with Dave for an unforgettable half-day circumnavigation of LHI and of Balls Pyramid, with a snorkelling trip at the base of the Pyramid. Plenty to see in the water and skies.
Written 4 March 2023
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Rodney L
Sydney, Australia274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Took what turned out to be the last Reef n Beyond trip out to the Pyramid and around LHI.
The water was pretty choppy but only 1 person (afaik) lost their breakfast.
The trip past Mt Gower and Balls Pyramid is awe inspiring as they rise 800 and 500m respectively straight out of the ocean.
There were plenty of sea birds to look at and the return trip up the east and north coast of LHI was really pretty too.
Dave gave a good commentary and we felt very safe in his hands.
Not as keen on Glenys who took our booking. Quite snippy, but maybe she was just looking forward to their holiday.
Written 29 June 2022
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Peter v
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful trip with Dave and Stefan from Reef & Beyond. Not only informative but got to circumnavigate Lord Howe, Balls Pyramid as well as Admiralty Rocks. Good boat complete with toilet (a necessary plus), great tourist information on history, geology and wildlife. Visit from a pod of Bottle Nosed Dolphins added to the adventure as well as some great deep sea snorkeling.
Written 19 April 2022
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Jombo Jet Sets
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This sea stack is one of its kind hence was worth travelling up close. It was only a short, 20-minute boat ride out from LHI.
Written 21 December 2021
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paultalbot0304
Greater Sydney, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Went with Dave (and his pet dog, Eli) to Balls Pyramid and on return journey circumnavigated LHI.

Dave made sure we were safe and well informed.

We had one tablet to prevent sea-sickness and this worked with myself and wife (who at times feels crook just getting into a bath!). We also made sure that we had dry clothes and layers to keep us warm after our snorkelling out at Ball's pyramid - a special experience.

Stephan (Kleinein) - a photographic specialist came out with us and his association with Dave makes the tour extremely memorable.
Written 2 December 2021
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Our visit to Balls Pyramid was definitely one of the high points of our trip to LHI. We went with Captain Jack Schick, a 5th-generation LH islander who looks the part of the weathered seafarer. His sidekick was Ian Hutton, an expert on the natural history of Lord Howe Island, who did most of the commentary and whose ability to ID seabirds would have to be second to none. The seas were a bit choppy and we were very glad to have taken seasickness inhibitors before we boarded. Very glad! Balls Pyramid is 23 km from LHI and its stark, somewhat ghostly presence looms from a couple of places on the island. But it takes on a new majesty when you gradually approach it, km by km, and its towering (560 metres) presence just overwhelms. It is truly awesome when you are up close. The profusion of sea-birds, all new to me (and not a gull in sight), was another fantastic memory of the trip. And we met a couple of friendly dolphins on the return journey too.
Another highlight of our trip with Captain Jack is that we circumnavigated LHI itself (more bird ID from Ian Hutton!) and we got up close to the Admiralty Islands.
Written 17 April 2021
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Visible from the many hill top vantage points, at 23km from the main island, can only get up close by snorkel or dive boat tour or small plane sightseeing. Worth doing one of these. Is a stunning piece of rock rising some 500m. No longer allowed to set foot on, which would be quite challenging anyway.
Written 26 March 2021
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TravelGnomes
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
It was fascinating seeing Lord Howe Island from the sea-ward side – it does look quite different. Ball’s Pyramid is 23 km away so it involves 25-30min of full-on seasickness-inducing speedboating. Josh and Dave from Reef N Beyond provide excellent commentary and information about history and nature. It is definitely worth doing this tour to see a different aspect of LHI. You will see wildlife of various kinds along the way – dolphins, lots of sea birds and flying fish. There is a snorkelling option at Ball’s Pyramid where our group saw a turtle. Stephan is a professional photographer that takes photos from the boat and underwater during the snorkel, and you can view them the next day. You don’t need to pre-purchase the photo package when you book the tour as you can still purchase after you have seen what’s on offer.
I am severely prone to seasickness but I took Kwells tablets beforehand and it worked for me and I enjoyed the tour. There are seasick bags provided for every seat but take some Kwells and you hopefully won’t need the bags.
Written 4 January 2021
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