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“Bring a strong torch”

Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Bring a strong torch”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Anyone looking for a different, relaxing tour could do a lot worse than taking thenselves to the beautiful Lord Howe Island. Excellent walking trails, cycling or bird watching are all excellent ways to enjoy this fantastic island. The darkness at night (due to lack of street lighting) is something to experience. Remember to take a good torch if you are walking between venues at night. Nothing flash about most accomodation but that is part of the appeal of this place. No pressure just relax and enjoy what is a natural wonder

Visited July 2013
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Murrumba Downs, Australia
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Diverse Walking”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Loved the many different trails, from easy to difficult. No matter what trail one takes, they all lead to fantastic views.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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71 reviews
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“A great selection of walking trails”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Don't bother taking a hat on Lord Howe trails, nearly all of them are mostly in full cover in beautiful rainforest, expect steps, lots of steps, but the good thing about steps is that you are rewarded with spectacular view when you reach the top!

Visited April 2014
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Campbelltown, Australia
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158 reviews
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“Lots to choose from”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Lots of trails to chose from, but many of them are very rough, and some are very steep while others are closed during nesting seasons. So check before you go.

Visited March 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Great variety of interesting walks”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

There are a range of walks on LHI suitable for almost all fitness levels. Walks are rated 1-5 in difficulty and distances from around 1/2 km to 4.5 km. Mt Gower is the only one rated as a 5, but at 4.5 km it requires an official guide and is an all day walk - it is a seriously physical "walk" and a big step up from the others, since it requires use of ropes to get up and down the mountain.

One of my favourites is the Clear Place walk - rated at a 2, it is about 2 km round trip and offers spectacular views to the SE, including Ball's Pyramid in the distance.

The Malabar walk offers spectacular views of the island and there were nesting seabirds right beside the track when we were there. Lots of uncommon seabirds such as tropic birds able to be seen fairly close.

There are brochures of the walks available on the island, and they are all fairly well signposted.

Visited March 2014
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