The Locals' Guide - Lord Howe Island


Meet the locals - Dean Hiscox

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Saturday, November 24, 2018

Dean Hiscox, Mt Gower Guide, has seen more of Lord Howe Island than most people. As the park ranger for 16 years, Dean explored the remotest parts of Lord Howe on a daily basis. He guided the expedition that rediscovered the Lord Howe Phasmid on Balls Pyramid, and climbed the infamous Razorback. These days, Dean guides (and sometimes “skull drags”) guests to the summit of Mt Gower - arguably Australia’s hardest day walk - and runs, swims, kayaks and free-dives in his spare time to maintain his fitness. Join Dean on one of his ‘normal’ days, and let his story inspire you to greater things….


The Locals’ Guide to Lord Howe Island is written by Denis Corcoran, Pia Funch, Luke Hanson, Geordie Tennant and Dani Rourke. We regularly visit the island’s iconic locations (and our secret spots) in different conditions, seasons and times of day (by foot, bike, kayak, boat and snorkel), and hope to share our experiences with you. If you need some travel inspiration, details on locations and the best activities, or just a brief online escape from your daily routine, then read our posts about life on Lord Howe Island.