Lord Howe Island Tour 2024

Discover the world’s most exclusive island resort with pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and spectacular landscapes. With limited visitors allowed on this island paradise at any one time, come join us to experience Lord Howe Island’s incredible natural attractions.

7 Day Tour

Monday 1 November - Sunday 17 November 2024

Tour Cost (GST inclusive):
$6,040 per person twin share
$1,195 single supplement


  • Air Fares (QANTAS) and all transfers on Lord Howe Island
  • Ian Hutton Lecture
  • Chase N Thyme Island Bus Tour
  • Guided Little Island Walk
  • Historical Movies
  • Around Island Cruise
  • North Bay Tour
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Guided Walk to Clear Place
  • Visit to Neds Beach
  • 6 nights accommodation at Blue Lagoon Lodge
  • 6 Cooked Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 Dinners 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: (D)

Brisbane to Lord Howe Island

Mon 11 Nov 24

Leave the pace of modern life behind as we immerse ourselves in the spectacular surroundings of UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. We make our way to Brisbane Airport where we board our flights (via Sydney) to Lord Howe Island. On arrival we are met by our local host and transferred to our home away from home, the Blue Lagoon Lodge. We’ll be welcomed into the resort and shown to our rooms to unpack and settle in for the next 6 nights. This afternoon we travel to the Museum where we’ll be given a lecture by Ian Hutton. Ian is the curator of the museum and a passionate environmentalist, saying “living on Lord Howe Island is like living inside a David Attenborough documentary”. Dinner tonight is at the Coral Café, located in the museum, giving us a chance to look through some of the displays.

Day 2: (BD)

Island Orientation

Tue 12 Nov 24

We are collected from breakfast for our Chase ‘N’ Thyme Half Day Island Tour. This tour gives a fascinating insight into the flora, fauna and unique island way of life. Our tour includes an explanation of every venue on the island including the waste and recycling centre (which is more interesting than you may imagine!) Tonight, dinner is at the Golf Club.

Day 3: (BLD)

Exploring Lord Howe Island

Wed 13 Nov 24

We enjoy a Little Island Walk with our guide who will take a comfortable pace allowing a chance for commentary along the way. This afternoon if the weather is good, we will have the opportunity to do our Around Island Cruise. The cruise takes us close to the stunning vertical cliffs of Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird. We can spot Ball’s Pyramid in the distance on our way around the island. Cruise past the Admiralty Isles, see the arch, the Gulch and the Herring Pool. Bird life is in abundance on the island and it’s a great opportunity to see some of them, such as the red-tailed tropic bird, masked boobies, sooty terns and common noddies that nest on the cliffs and outer island. At 5pm we will be picked up to go see historic movies at the local Community Hall. The movies run for an hour and all proceeds go to the local island school to help students get off the island for an annual excursion. After our spectacular day, we enjoy dinner tonight at Driftwood.

Day 4: (BLD)

North Bay

Thu 14 Nov 24

We have a “Big Day Out” planned today. The Marine Adventure team will take us on an in-depth tour of the North Bay of the Island. Here we can view the large variety of fish, turtles, stingrays, and incredible coral. The island’s fascinating marine history will be explained by a sixth-generation islander before an opportunity to snorkel in the waters with some of the best visibility available. Bring your swimsuit, walking shoes and a hat (snorkelling gear and wetsuits are available on the boat) as the day could include anything and everything! Dinner tonight is at the Bowling Club.

Day 5: (BLD)

Cruising the Island

Fri 15 Nov 24

This morning we take a glass bottom boat trip on the brilliant blue lagoon, which was formed by a natural barrier of 6km of the world’s southernmost coral reef. The waters are home to more than 500 species of fish and 90 species of coral. We’ll see beautiful coral outcrops, surging strands of algae, colourful sponges and a wonderful array of fish life as we cruise over Cornets Hole and Erscotts Hole. We have lunch included today at Coral Café before an afternoon at leisure. Options include taking a walk, going for a swim or simply relaxing with a good book. Tonight, we are off to Anchorage, our hosts for dinner.

Day 6: (BD)

Gentle Walk

Sat 16 Nov 24

We meet our guide for an interesting walking tour to a grassy clearing known as the Clear Place. There are great views of the south end of the island, including Intermediate Hill and Mt Lidgbird and if the weather is clear, you may also be able to see Ball’s Pyramid in the distance. This afternoon we will be visiting the North Eastern section of the island at Neds Beach where we have the opportunity to feed the fish (weather permitting). There are several species of fish that live in the waters at Neds Beach. You can expect to see silver drummers, wrasse, mullets, kingfish, garfish and even the spangled emperor. It’s a real frenzy of placid, but hungry fish. Our farewell dinner is at Anchorage.

Day 7: (B)

Lord Howe Island to Brisbane

Sun 17 Nov 24

With our bags packed full of memories, we say goodbye to Lord Howe Island. It’s easy to see why this place is so special, with its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful scenery and friendly locals. We board our flights back to Brisbane and arrive home from a fantastic holiday.