Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
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DrewboySydney
Port Macquarie, Australia479 contributions
Valley of Shadows and the Clear Place Point is a must do walk.
Jul. 2021
Valley of Shadows was a relatively easy walk through thick groves of Kentia Palms and huge Banyan trees. The Clear Place Point was breathtaking along this track. I must admit, I sat on a thoughtfully provided seat almost at the end of the walk into the Valley of Shadows, and didn't venture downward, but the view was amazing and the being in the forest was quite breathtaking.
Written 9 August 2021
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Craig_Tapper
Sydney, Australia806 contributions
Stunning vistas but be prepared - some are lovely flat and easy trails, but some require significant levels of fitness
Jun. 2021
As the title suggests, there ar some delightfully flat trails but some are steep, hard and require a high level of fitness. Be careful to assess what you are up for and plan (and get advice) accordingly.
Written 4 June 2021
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emwhitnall
Sydney, Australia311 contributions
So many great hikes
May 2021
There are so many incredible hikes to explore on Lord Howe, with options for all fitness levels. Malabar and Kim's Lookout offer phenomenal views over the entire island and is a great trail to explore the north of the island. The Intermediate Hill hike is challenging but the long path around to the Mutton Bird Island lookout and the incredible views at the top make it all worth it. The Clear Place and Valley of the Shadows hike was less strenuous than Intermediate and was a great way to see all the different landscapes and flora the island has to offer, including a lovely walk through ancient banyans. Transit Hill offers 360 degree views from the centre of the island and can be done in a fairly easy 60min round trip, and is great for most fitness levels. For those looking for a flatter trail that is still good in wet weather, Steven's reserve is a great option.
Written 24 May 2021
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,042 contributions
Walks on the Wild Side
Apr. 2021
LHI enjoys an abundance of magnificent bushwalking tracks, most. Firstly, there is an excellent little book by Ian Hutton called 'Rambler's Lord Howe Island', that I found very useful. I bought a copy for just $11 at the museum shop and I think it was the best-value item I found on the island. The booklet contains trail maps and detailed information on most tracks, including on the flora and fauna (well, bird life) you're likely to encounter on each track. From what I could see the only track this booklet does not include is the short, flat circuit through the Stevenson Reserve, in the hear of the 'settled area'. I'd recommend doing that one too - it is the easiest and it helps that many of tree species are labelled. A good one to start on. After that, do them all, or as many as you can. When I visited, the Goat House track was closed because of a recent landslide. I walked all the other tracks in the Hutton book and each has it merits. You won't regret doing any! I found Clear Place, Transit Hill and Rocky Run the easiest. Mt Eliza is tough, Intermediate Hill is a bit tougher than it first looks and Mt Gower of course is the daddy of them all. I found walking poles help, and binoculars also come in handy.
Written 17 April 2021
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,602 contributions
Can fill a week with different walks
Mar. 2021
If you like hilly walks where the rewards are great views, Lord Howe has this in spades. A mixture of terrain but generally well marked and signposted trails, that are nicely formed but can be a mix of conditions underfoot. Quality hiking boots recommended. Your accommodation should be able to provide maps and guidance.
Written 26 March 2021
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AndyKabanoff
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Wonderful walks
Feb. 2021
In our week long stay we walked most of the north of the island and there was so much to see. Loved the climb from Ned's Beach via Malabar and Kim's Lookout; the climb from Settlement Beach over to North Beach and the gorgeous Old Gulch. Middle Beach, Transit Hill to Blinky Beach, and even the Steven's Reserve loop were all interesting. Such a lot of variety of landscape. Every beach was different. Birdlife was fabulous.
Written 17 February 2021
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Kim1802
Maitland, Australia83 contributions
Views are worth the pain!
Nov. 2020
There are numerous walking tracks from Intermediate Hill, Transit Hill, Kim's Lookout, Malabar, Goat House all have magnificent views. Take plenty of water with you especially on warm days. A photographers paradise. Plenty of birds in the area for bird watchers.
Written 25 November 2020
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ARA A
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Fabulous Hike
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Lookout on Transit Hill hike was just under 2km . After arriving upto lookout at top with fabulous views we descended via Blinky Beach .
Great hike & sensational views of Lord Howr
Written 19 November 2020
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grahamcrew2016
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
Cateeing for every level if fitness
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Thanks to the great Lord Howe Island board staff these tracks are kept in great condition. Try the hills between 100m and 200m height, walk on the flat or climb Goat House 450m and Gower 850m. Don't miss the 3km return from Kings beach to Little Island at the base of Gower. Great in the pastel morning or sunset light.
Written 29 October 2020
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PeterE2147
Sydney, Australia506 contributions
Amazing views
Mar. 2020
The walks on Lord Howe are very well marked out and maintained. The outstanding views and birdlife make the many steps and hills worthwhile. I did Kims Lookout (my favourite) twice (once in the morning and once in the afternoon), Malabar Lookout and Transit Hill near Mt Lidgbird. I took my time with each of the treks and took nearly two hours return for each one. I was there in March and temperatures were in the mid-twenties and I still went through over a litre of water on each walk. I trekked to Malabar Lookout from Ned's Beach in the dark to view sunrise (although full moon). I took a torch (which was a necessity) the only issue was that it did startle a couple Mutton Birds at the beginning of the trek. I definitely want to go back to Lord Howe and when I do I want to tackle the trails that I didn't have time to complete especially Mt Gower.
Written 29 March 2020
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