Mount Gower Hike

Standing tall at 875 metres, Mount Gower is Lord Howe’s highest mountain. Rated as one of Australia’s best day walks, the Mount Gower hike is a challenging eight hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops. Under the guidance of local personality and sixth generation islander Jack Shick, walkers traverse around 14 kilometres across the mountain’s rugged terrain, encountering some of the islands rarest plants and wildlife along the way. Standing atop Gower’s iconic peak, amongst its misty forest inhabited by the island’s famous woodhens, walkers experience breathtaking 360 degree views of the island and its crystal blue waters.

Guided walks operate on Monday and Thursday each week, year-round (subject to operator availability).

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With neither monsoon season nor stingers, exploring the underwater world surrounding Lord Howe Island is easy year-round. More »

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