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Seven Peaks Walk
The Seven Peaks Walk is Lord Howe's premier 5 day guided adventure that takes you from pristine beaches and exposed coral platforms to the delicate mist forests on Mt Gower. Along the way, you'll see sheltered swimming coves, subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, rugged sea cliffs and volcanic peaks. Some sections of the walk, such as the Lower Road on Mt Lidgbird, wind along exposed narrow ledges (protected by ropes, of course) across a 300 vertical metre cliff. If it wasn't for the ocean and seabirds, you could be traversing on a Via Ferrata in the Italian Alps. Other sections of the walk take you deep into Jurassic Park style banyan forests with the only rookeries of Providence petrels in the world. When you yell, the curious birds land at your feet, almost hypnotised. It's an incredible experience.
After a memorable day, you’ll return to Pinetrees for a hot shower, cold beer, exceptional 4 course dinner, great wine and luxurious bed. You may find the perfect balance between physical exercise, mental stimulation, social interaction and, well, some of life’s more enjoyable treats. Did we mention the day spa?
The Seven Peaks Walk is for experienced hikers who enjoy a challenge by day, and some luxury by night. A few sections of the walk are ‘off-track’ and require a steady head for heights. You also need to be fit – as a guide, you should be able to walk 10km in 3 hours and climb 300 stairs in 20 minutes (free tip: use the trip as motivation to train for a few months before you come). All groups are led by former park ranger and mountain guide, Dean Hiscox, from Lord Howe Environmental Tours, and supported by former United Nations ecologist, Luke Hanson, from Pinetrees Lodge. The maximum group size is 12 guests, with a guest to guide ratio of 6:1. If you're looking for something more challenging - perhaps bordering on 'mission' or 'epic' status with guaranteed scratches and sunburn, combined with an immense sense of achievement - then you should consider our Adventure Challenge Week in October 2017.
We've had great reviews in the media, including a feature article in Great Walks Magazine and a feature article in the Sydney Morning Herald (by Louise Southerden, the 2013 Australian Travel Writer of the Year). Also, watch the video of our 2014 Adventure Challenge Week by film-maker Andy Lloyd.
Our Seven Peaks Walk includes:
- 5 days of guided walking through Lord Howe’s World Heritage wilderness, including an optional climb of Mt Gower (one of Australia’s most spectacular day walks)
- guided boat and snorkelling trips through the southernmost coral reef in the Pacific
- 6 nights' accommodation
- full breakfasts
- lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQs or packed lunch)
- afternoon teas
- 4 or 5 course dinners
- use of all lodge facilities
- island airport transfers