Lord Howe Island
February 12, 2012 — February 17, 2012
A family holiday to Lord Howe provided the perfect opportunity to see what the island has to offer. We weren't disappointed, with snorkelling, hiking and cycling, and pelagic boat trips all providing glimpses into the unique fauna that is found on the southernmost barrier coral reef island in the world.
The main highlights of the trip were the pelagic boat trips. We saw so many White-bellied Storm-petrels I lost count. We had light and dark Kermadec Petrels, Grey Ternlets, basically everything you could hope for at this time of year. And to top it off, we had a Tahiti Petrel, which we believe was only the third record for the island!Read more.
As Australia's southernmost tropical reef, Lord Howe Island has a fascinating mix of tropical and temperate marine creatures. There are a dazzling array of fish, as well as a large number of other interesting creatures inhabiting the reefs. Ned's Beach is probably the best snorkeling from the beach, however heading out with one of the tour operators will get you by boat to some of the farther reefs and holes that will have different things to see.Read more.
Going out with Jack Schick and Ian Hutton on a pelagic birding trip during your visit is a must! Not only is it the only way to get a good look at the White-bellied Storm-petrels, but there are a host of other great species that are worth seeing, and the photography opportunities are outstanding!Read more.