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Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island

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Hike the paths of Mt Gower to see 57 variations of endemic ferns and over 200 species of native birds, such as a variety of rare petrels, discovered to be breeding here in 1914. Bushwalking, natural history tours, talks, and guided hikes take place along the many trails leading up to the peak of the mountain, which is 875 meters (2,871 ft) high. The highly eroded mountain was produced about 6.3 million years ago by successive basalt lava flows that once filled a large volcanic crater. Evidence of this ancient activity can be seen as horizontal basalt strata on the mountain’s cliffs, which are occasionally interspersed with dikes. Our Lord Howe Island trip generator makes visiting Mt Gower and other Lord Howe Island attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is one of my favourite travel memories. My husband and I had a great time doing this guided walk and would highly recommend it. Warning - you need excellent fitness to enjoy all that it has to of...  more »
  • How fit am I? If nothing else, please ask yourself this question and answer it honestly prior to embarking on this hike! Actually, let’s be realistic here. Without wishing to get into great debate on ...  more »
  • Great hike Go only when the weather is fiine and dry Amazing views from the time . Needs some effort,  more »

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