Islands, islets and rocks! That is mostly what Lord Howe's Island is all about. Since I am deeply fascinated by the far reached water bodies and roads less travel, Lord Howe's Islands becomes the perfect definition of vacation for two. May you be planning for a family holiday, an adventure week out or even a romantic getaway, this Island is sure to never disappoint you. The Island is not very big...not more than 3kms. in width and is a remnant of a volcano. Daily flights from parts of Australia and New Zealand are the best way to get to Lord Howe's in about 2 to 3 hours.
Coral reef region at one ends, endless forest and greenery on the other. There is noway one can ask for more. The best part about this island is that since it is under one of the UNESCO for World Heritage Sight for Natural Significance, this makes it well conserved and regulated. With population of not more than a few hundreds (around 400), Lord Howe's Islands only allows about 400 visitors at any given time . This strict regulation helps in maintaining the Natural Significance of the region and not over exploiting it. If you plan to be in Lord Howe's for a week, be sure to count on a few check points:
1. Only Austrailian Dollars are accepted on the Island. Travellers Cheque or other modes of payment or currency are difficult to be accepted.
2. Most people get around to places on foot or bicycles, carry your trekking shoes and complete kit along as the island is also known for Hiking, Bird watching, Fish-feeding and many more water sports. Mt. Gower is best known for one day hiking.
3. And most importantly, NO MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE. Although public telephone booths are available.