Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe – is a volcanic entity in Australia. The small size and appearance in the form of a boomerang attract tourists. For small sizes, the island is considered a separate region and has internal self-government. Located this island in the Tasmanian Sea at a distance of 750 km from the city of Sydney. As for the area of this island, it is 14.5 square meters. km. At the same time, there may be no more than four hundred tourists on the island.

Lord Howe Island

History of Lord Howe Island

The age of this island is twenty million years. Its opening took place in February 1782. At this time, prisoners were transported there for correctional labor from Australia. Richard Howe decided to explore the area and set the British flag there. After the first visit to the area by the lord, several more sailors explored the island. The first inhabitants on the island appeared in 1834. These were several families that were supposed to establish the settlement. After about 80 years, the volcanic island was discovered for tourists.

Features of the underwater world

Lord Howe is considered one of the oldest formations of the Pacific Ocean. The merger of the two islands led to its appearance. The island attracts some migratory birds, there are about 14 species. In the vicinity you can find humpback whales, a large amount of black cod. Here is a large accumulation of diverse marine fauna, coral reefs.

Lord Howe Island

What to see on the island

One of the natural attractions of – Gower Mountain, whose height is 875 m. In the southern part there is an uneven relief, some are represented by magnificent forest hills. Here you can enjoy basalt mountain ranges and coral pogroms up to 45 meters high. The northern part is predominantly hilly and lowland, in it are settlements. Tourists come to the island to enjoy nature, visit the botanical garden, national reserve. Lord Howe Island is a true paradise for lovers of surfing, yachting, scuba diving and fishing. The island has developed infrastructure, there are restaurants, a museum, a hospital. Despite the lack of cellular communications, public transport, you can find both budget houses and luxury villas here. You can get to the island from Sydney in less than 2 hours.

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Lord Howe Island - geographical coordinates
Latitude: -31.5542
Longitude: 159.085


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