The Locals' Guide - Lord Howe Island


Meet the locals - Erin Mayo

Posted by Pinetrees Lodge – Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Erin 'Ernie' Mayo, Ranger, has the best job on Lord Howe Island. When he’s not exploring the remotest pockets of the island, far from where people ever go, he’s abseiling off 200 metre cliffs and flying in helicopters. Before work, he catches big kingfish and tuna off the rocks and reflects on just how good life can be. You probably won't meet Erin on Lord Howe because his team work behind the scenes to keep our World Heritage island in pristine condition.


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.