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


with each other and escape the stress of everyday life


world heritage wilderness at your doorstep


all year round at secluded beaches


subtropical forests, pristine beaches and dramatic mountains


and enjoy the sunset with family and friends


in simple subtropical elegance


and enjoy the moment

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walking and photography weeks

Lord Howe Island is the best walking destination in Australia, and one of the best in the world. Its World Heritage listing is for scenic beauty, biodiversity and rare flora and fauna, and there's a large variety of terrain in a small area. You can explore the intertidal zone at low tide and discover amazing life forms, you can walk along user-friendly graded tracks to swimming coves and lookouts, you can climb small hills and capture vistas that feature in David Attenborough documentaries, and you can climb big mountains.

Everywhere you look on Lord Howe there are amazing colours and textures. The light can be bright to showcase the range of blues in the water, it can be soft to provide subtle tonal contrast in the landscape, and it can be saturated. Best of all, you get to see the sunrise and sunset over water every day.

Our Walking and Photography Weeks from 20-24 April 2015 and 9-13 November 2015 will combine the skills of local guides and photographers to help you discover and capture the Island's stunning landscapes and life forms. Some walks will be self-guided, while others will have expert guides to explain the plants, geology, birds and marine life. Each guide can help you capture better images (and help you win our daily 'best photo' competition). See the review of our Walking and Photography Week in July 2011 and the article in Australian Photography Magazine.

The Walking and Photography Weeks include:

  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • guided walks to Mt Eliza, Boat Harbour and Kims Lookout with expert interpretation of Lord Howe's ecosystems and expert advice on photographic techniques
  • guided walks to rarely visited parts of the island (depending on your level of fitness and the weather conditions)
  • prizes for the winners of our daily 'best photo' competition
  • full breakfasts
  • lunches (either at Pinetrees, gourmet BBQ hamper or packed lunch)
  • afternoon teas
  • 4 or 5 course dinners
  • use of all lodge facilities
  • island airport transfers

Prices and conditions are the same as our special 5 night package. Please contact us for further details or to make a booking.

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Jan and Ken, Bangor, NSW