Lord Howe Island Tour 2

Lord Howe Island Tour 2 - 7 Days

23rd November - 29th November, 2019

Escape the hustle and bustle of mainland life to this idyllic island. Enjoy stunning scenery and wonderful walks exploring the natural beauty first hand and see the unique birdlife that inhabit this special place.

    

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $5,245
Repeat clientele twin share  $5,195
Single supplement room  $480
​Deposit $300 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Return flights from Melbourne via Brisbane to Lord Howe Island with Qantas Link and via Sydney on the return homebound flights.
  • 6 Nights accommodation in Studio Apartments at Leanda Lei Apartments.
  • Maximum of 20 participants.
  • All tours, interest venues and cruises as per itinerary.
  • Meals: Fully cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, several lunches and morning teas. (4 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)
  • Personalised name bar and luggage labels.
  • Tour escorted from Melbourne by O’Shannessy’s Tour Director.

Fish Fry BBQ, Chase ‘n’ Thyme Island Tour, North Head Cave, North Bay, Mt Eliza, Old Gluch, Herring Pools, Ron’s Ramble Walking Tour, Erscott’s Hole, Little Island, Mt Gower, Ned’s Beach and Plenty of relaxation time.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHTS
6 nights on Lord Howe Island

 

CRUISES
Island Cruise Aboard “Lulawai", North Bay Cruise Aboard “Adventure One”, Coral Viewing with Environmental Tours

Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO LORD HOWE ISLAND

 

With chauffeur pickup from home, we are taken to Tullarmarine Airport for our flight via Brisbane to connect with our flight to Lord Howe Island. Upon our arrival we are transferred to our accommodation where we will meet our hosts, Anthony and Judy and settle in for the next 6 nights. Tonight we will enjoy a slide show and a experience a Lord Howe Island tradition with a Fish Fry BBQ dinner on a beautiful property amongst the tropical gardens and palms.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements. Refreshments on flight.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

LOCAL SIGHTSEEING AND ISLAND CRUISE

 

This morning after our breakfast, we will get a feel for this unique island. The group will be split into two with one group going with hosts Janine and Peter on the Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tour for a fun and informal bus tour of Lord Howe Island’s more interesting nooks and crannies. Janine is a fifth generation islander - her Great Grandfather was American whaler, Nathan Chase Thompson who settled on the island in the 1850’s. Peter was the island’s Post Master. He has had a number of his photos and stories published as well as writing a book on the island’s history. We will learn more on this three hour tour, than if we spent a week searching things out by ourselves! The second group will view the island the way it was discovered - from the sea.

On our two hour Island Cruise aboard “Lulawai” we will view North Head Cave and cruise along the magnificent volcanic cliffs and spectacular mountain bases. We pass close by the Admiralty Isles with the thousands of sea birds which nest there. Whilst on board, crew members will point out landmarks, native wildlife as well as answer any questions we may have about beautiful Lord Howe Island. This afternoon we will take part in the alternative activity to what was enjoyed this morning. We will later regroup and enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

SIGHTSEEING THE NORTH BAY

 

After breakfast we explore the northern aspects of the Island, viewing fish and coral of the world’s most Southern Coral Reef as we cruise slowly to the beautiful North Bay. We drift over the wreck of the “Favourite” on our purpose built vessel “Adventure One” and can enjoy turtle spotting of the Green and Hawks Bill turtles through the boat’s glass bottom. We will be joined by a 6th generation islander who will provide us with historical commentary and for the adventurous, we can use the snorkel gear on board to snorkel the wreck below. While at North Bay we are able to view the area in different ways - some may wish to take a short climb up Mt Eliza with its panoramic views, some may walk to the Old Gluch and Herring Pools, perhaps view the sea bird rookery with a guided bird walk, or just sit and laze the day away. Upon returning back to our accommodation we have time to freshen up before being treated to dinner at a local restaurant.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

RON’S RAMBLE WALKING TOUR

 

This morning we have free time to explore the island at our own leisure. After lunch we join local resident Ron and hear his boundless knowledge of Lord Howe Island as we take a relaxed 3km Environmental History walk with him. We pass through lovely forests, a mutton-bird rookery, see cliff top views, giant banyans, the valley of shadows, clear place and Balls Pyramid. We start from the much younger land forms where most of the islands residents live and roam into more ancient areas. The reason why Lord Howe is slowly disappearing will be explained and why its sister islands have long gone. This is a great island introduction as we learn about the palm and tourist industry, flora, bush tucker and medicine, birds, volcanic history, snippets of colourful local history and more. This afternoon before dinner in a local restaurant, we are treated to an historical film in the local hall.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

CORAL VIEWING

 

This morning we enjoy a cruise that will cater for everyone, experiencing Lord Howe Islands World Heritage marine environment on board a glass bottom boat. We can either sit in comfort while we view the marine paradise below us, or snorkel Erscott’s Hole and be amazed at the islands incredible marine biodiversity. We will be able to observe a natural feeding event that will attract some of the reefs larger and more exotic fish species. The tour operates within the sheltered waters of the lagoon, and snorkelling equipment is provided if you would like to take part. The tour is guided by a local Marine Dive Master who will talk us through the diverse environment in the lagoon. This afternoon we have free time to explore at leisure or just relax at our accommodation. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Lunch at own expense and arrangements.

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

MOUNTAINS TOUR

 

This morning, we walk to Little Island with Ron Ramble. He will take us to the fascinating mountainous end of the Island to begin a 1km level stroll to the base of the mountains. We will see Little Island and where the lagoons reef comes to its southern end. Rock was obtained here for the building of the airstrip and start to the Mt Gower walk. After a rest to enjoy the views and a photo or two, we stroll back and join our guide Ron for lunch. What better way to enjoy a day, nice walk, food and company. This afternoon we spend exploring the incredible underwater life and relaxing on the white sand of Ned’s Beach. Tonight we enjoy our last evening meal together at a local restaurant.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Leanda Lei Apartments, LORD HOWE ISLAND

HOME

 

We have some free time this morning for a leisurely last minute stroll down to the Museum, or perhaps a walk through Steven’s Reserve. We enjoy lunch before we travel to the Lord Howe Airport for our return flight home via Sydney and then onto Melbourne. At Tullamarine our chauffeurs will await our arrival to return us safely home, with memories of a fascinating and rewarding tour.

 

Refreshments on flight.

Lord Howe Island Tour 2 2019

Lord Howe Island Tour 2 2019

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  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
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 Balance due on invoice approx 60 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation 60 to 1 days before tour departure date, No Refund. 

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.