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world-class fishing, diving, snorkelling, surfing and walking

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with each other and escape the stress of everyday life

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world heritage wilderness at your doorstep

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all year round at secluded beaches

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subtropical forests, pristine beaches and dramatic mountains

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and enjoy the sunset with family and friends

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in simple subtropical elegance

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lord howe island

climate

Walking on the Lower Road on Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe has a warm subtropical climate. The average summer temperature range is 20-25 degrees Celsius, while the average winter temperature range is 14-20 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall of 1474mm is evenly distributed throughout the year.

Statistics aside, Lord Howe's climate is ideal. When the Australian mainland is 30-40 degrees Celsius in summer, Lord Howe provides some welcome relief from the heat. When the southern states are cold in winter, Lord Howe is warm. Even though the island is roughly the same latitude as Port Macquarie in NSW, its warm ocean currents buffer the climate from extremes and make the temperatures more like the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. In Winter, Lord Howe is regularly the 'warmest place in NSW' on the ABC News.

The weather is relatively stable and sunny all year round, although like any Pacific island, we have some moody days with big storms, amazing rainbows and dramatic cloud formations. The beauty of an island, though, is that there's always a sheltered sunny spot where the wind is 'off-shore'.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has a field office on Lord Howe. It's been operating since 1939. You can check the daily forecast on the BOM website.

Evening storm on Lord Howe IslandDawn clouds on Lord Howe IslandPassing storm near Lord Howe IslandShowers and rainbows over Lord Howe Island

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"One of the highlights is the wonderful family history associated with Pinetrees that makes you feel like you are part of the extended family."

Jill, Clontarf, NSW