Lord Howe Island History

Explore Lord Howe Island

The Almighty Lord is very artistic. How artistically he has placed everything at a place on the earth making it a beautiful place to live in. Beauty is spread all over The best example of the artistry of the Almighty is Australia. Picturesque views, natural beauty, scenic beaches, enthralling coastlines, amazing fauna and flora are all synonyms of Australia. If you try to figure out the most amazing place n Australia, it will take you forever to zero out one name. But there are a few places that deserve to be on the best places list and Lord Howe Island is one of them.
“Heaven on the Earth” is what you are going to say and feel once you reach the island. You will see breathtakingly beautiful views as far as your eyes can see.

Lord Howe Island (Location)

This island was formerly known as Lord Howe’s Island. This irregular crescent-shaped island is situated in the Tasman Sea in between Australia and New Zealand. Describing more precisely, it is about 370 mi (600 km) east of Port Macquarie mainland and about 560 mi (900 km) from Norfolk Island.


History has it that Lord Howe Island was uninhabited before the European discovered and settled on it. The Europeans first spotted the island on the 17th of February 1788. On 13 March 1788, a British party was sent on the island to claim it. A permanent settlement was established in the year 1834 in June, on Lord Howe Island.

Attributes of Lord Howe Island

The satellite view of this island shows irregular crescents floating in an endless sea. The island is around 10 km long and somewhere between 2.0 to 0.3 km wide. The total is 14.55-kilometre square. The main population resides on the Northern side of the island, while the southern side is laden with forested hills. The highest point of the island is Mount Gower which rises to about 875 m (2,871 ft.) On the west coast of the island, there is a sheltered coral reef lagoon which is semi-enclosed.
All in all-around 28 islands, islets and rock form the Lord Howe Island Group. The best thing about this group of islands is that it is away from the hustle-bustle and stress of city life. This island is totally in the lap of nature and is an ideal destination for people who want to spend some time amidst the tranquillity and serenity of nature.
When in Howe island, you will feel that you are in a different space as the place is not very crowded (at one time only 400 visitors can visit) and there are no mobile phone signals, (which I considered as the best thing) which means you are surrounded with positivity and beauty of nature, away from the world.

Things To Do in Lord Howe Island

There are many activities that nature and adventure lovers would love to do. Lord Howe Island is one of the best destinations for bird watching and fishing. If you want to discover the beautiful marine life, you can do scuba diving and snorkelling. Mount Gower qualifies as the best place for hiking. Go around the island on a bike and witness the hypnotizing views of the island.
If you are a nature lover at heart and when on a holiday, you want to spend the time away from stressful and modern life, you must visit Lord Howe’s Island. This place will give you the experience that no other place can give.

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Lord Howe Island can only be reached by air except by sailing your own yacht. QantasLink offers scheduled flights from Sydney regularly throughout the year. Flight time is under two hours, with departures daily.

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