Lord Howe Island
This hidden gem is just two hours flight from Sydney but its limited visitor numbers and protected status lend it an exclusive, Treasure Island vibe. Dominated by two rainforest-clad rocky peaks and surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, the island is a fertile paradise for unique flora and fauna, a rich ecology that continues offshore in the vibrant coral reefs.
Whether you snorkel or dive, the crystal clear seas around Lord Howe are a veritable treasure trove of marine life, as well as the fascinating sea spire of Balls Pyramid. Or stay on dry land and climb to the summit of Mount Gower to appreciate the extraordinary natural beauty of the island and the miles of deserted beaches and secluded coves waiting to be discovered.