We enjoyed our time at Lord Howe Island but our overall impression is that tourists are to be endured rather than welcomed.
From the post office staff, the store staff, restaurant staff, visitor centre (particularly unhelpful) there was an attitude that we were in the way.
Campbell (?) at the bike hire centre was very nice, friendly and helped us sort out bikes for a week, wetsuits and also booked a fantastic fishing trip for us. The rest of the island would do well to take a leaf out of his book!!
Dave on the Greenfin boat trip was also friendly, and whenever we saw him during our stay would always talk to us. He also cooked some nice meals at the Bowling Club. I will review his fishing trip separately.