Five Things That You Can Only Do At Lord Howe Island
Posted by: 4realAdmin on April 14th, 2014
Lord Howe Island is not only famous for the celebrities who visit it, the exclusive nature of its surroundings or the World Heritage listing that is so proudly boasts.
What makes this place so incredible are the things that you can only find on this small crescent-shaped island. And it is these features, which make this holiday destination a must-see place.
1. Visit the Arajilla Resort spa and Ayurvedic Wellness Centre
The world-renowned spa and wellness centre at Arajilla Resort is the only place where natural Himalayan grown ingredients are used to pamper you like a celebrity.
Through massage and natural products, you can experience treatments that include signature facials using fruits and botanical herbs or rejuvenate your skin with nuts and grains.
Coupled with the surrounds of the resort itself, this is one place truly unique to the island.
2. Trek to Mt Gower – One of the best hikes in the world
Trekking to the summit of Mt Gower, is considered to be one of the best one-day hikes in the world. The grueling 875m climb has a rope-assisted section and includes some narrow ridge walks that are sure to get the heart pumping.
The scenery is breathtaking and provides those who take the journey with rewarding experiences of wildlife and nature that Lord Howe Island is so famous for.
3. Ned’s Beach and it’s gentle giants of the ocean – The turtles
There are not many places in the world where you can experience nature at its finest, and Ned’s Beach on Lord Howe Island is one of those places. The opportunity to get up close and personal with an amazing range of fish and marine life, including large green turtles, so close to shore is one of the unique features of this isolated paradise.
The picture perfect beach, also perfect for snorkeling is well worth discovering.
4. Explore the breathtaking Marine Park
Whether you prefer to don a snorkel and mask, scuba dive to the depths of the crystal clear waters or watch nature pass you by from a kayak or glass-bottom boat, the World Heritage listed surrounds of Lord Howe Island have it all. Home to more than 500 species of colorful, large and small fish as well as almost 100 amazing coral, you’ll be glad you took the plunge.
The natural reef is the southernmost reef in the world! How amazing is that. And the water surrounding the island was declared a Marine Park in 1999.
5. Explore Lord Howe Island by bike
With no public transport on this unspoilt Island, you’ll enjoy the peace and relaxation of being able to explore the 11km long and only 2km wide paradise by bicycle.
With speed limits capped at 25km her hour, cars are not commonly seen so sightseeing is perfect on two wheels.
You’ll be able to visit the hard-to-access secrets of the island, feed the marine life, stop for a picnic on any one of the 11 white sandy beaches and then take a refreshing swim in the sparking lagoon reef. The scenic views are amazing, the local produce second to none and the unspoiled forests all within arms reach.
Nowhere else can you experience all this in one day.
Lord Howe Island is definitely a place of extraordinary contrasts. With only 400 visitors on the island at any time, this uncrowded paradise is a place of many firsts. In the words of Sir David Attenborough, this place is “so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable.”
Image credit; Fanny Schertzer CC BY-SA 3.0