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Lord Howe Island

11th October 2021
7 Days

Day 1: Mon 11th October MELBOURNE (D)

All board! Today have an easy start to the day as we make our way down to the Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre for our overnight stay. Sit back and relax and get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 2: Tues 12th October LORD HOWE ISLAND – CRUISE (B, D)

After a hearty breakfast, we will head into the airport and go through formalities to fly out to Lord Howe Island via Sydney.
Welcome to Lord Howe Island! Often described as the Garden of Eden you come to realise very early on how true that statement is. This afternoon enjoy a round Island cruise. This will allow you to relax and get into the holiday mode. See breath-taking views all around Lord Howe Island including the spectacular image of Balls Pyramid creeping up in the distance and sheer mountain cliffs. During part of the cruise you will approach the ‘Admiralty Islands’ which are home to a large percentage of the Island’s bird population. Your accommodation for the next five nights is the Somerest Apartments. Somerset is perfectly situated between Neds Beach and the Lagoon, on a level area of Lord Howe Island, allowing easy walking and biking to nearby shops, restaurants and the Visitor Centre. Tonight, dinner will at the Bowling Club.

Day 3: Wed 13th October ISLAND TOUR- HISTORICAL FILMS (B, L, D)

After a delicious breakfast at the Anchorage Restaurant. Experience a refreshing introduction on what to do on Lord Howe, where to go and how to do it. Learn everything about the island there is to know. The afternoon will be at your leisure. This evening before dinner enjoy a showing of three short historical films from the flying boat days, held at the community hall. Both Dinner and Lunch today will be served at the Anchorage Restaurant. 

Day 4: Thur 14th October ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR (B, L, D)

This morning enjoy a tour that focuses on exploring the profuse coral seascape and introduces you to some of the more unusual lagoon inhabitants such as the endemic double-header wrasse, stingrays and turtles. This tour provides an optional snorkelling experience at Erscott’s Hole or you can just relax on the boat and view the stunning diversity of this exotic marine location. The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure. You make like to go off exploring on one the beautiful bush walks. Dinner tonight will be at the Golf Club.

Day 5: Fri 15th October LITTLE ISLAND – MUSUM (B, L, D)

Today enjoy some company with the locals. Walk the little Island track to view the spectacular aerial courtship displays by the winter breeding providence petrel. One of the world’s rarest birds, the providence petrel returns to the Island to nest and can be ‘called’ out of the air, landing at your feet and even climbing into your lap! Followed by lunch at the Golf Club. This evening before dinner explore the local museum with Ian Hutton a Australian Botanist. Dinner will be served at the Coral Café.

Day 6: Sat 16th October NORTH BAY TURTLE & NATURE TOUR (B, L, D)

This morning go off on a adventure! View the large variety of fish, turtles, stingrays and amazing corals of the world’s southern most barrier reef on our glass bottom boat, ‘Adventure One’. While exploring North Bay you can climb up Mt. Eliza, walk to the Old Gulch or Herring Pools, view the sea bird rookery (seasonal), swim or just sit and laze the day away. Amazing snorkel opportunity is provided through our optional snorkel of the wreck of the ‘Favourite’ which ran aground here in 1965. Followed by lunch at the Coral Café. Dinner tonight will be served at the Anchorage Restaurant.

Day 7: Sun 17th October LORD HOWE – HOME (B)

After breakfast we fare well Lord Howe Island! After a very relaxing holiday. Travel via Sydney, once you arrive back into Melbourne. Cardwell’s will take you back to your original locations.

Per Person Twin Share: $4,660
Single Supplement: $795

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Tour: Lord Howe Island on 11th October 2021