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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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  • Did the trek with Jack Shick early June.Good weather, track reasonably dry. You need a good level of fitness before attempting this trek-some sections hard & can be dangerous. Amongst the best one day...  more »
  • A very challenging but rewarding trek up Mt Gower. Our guide Dean was great with lots of environmental and local knowledge. It was a full day, with pickup at 7AM and down at 5PM. They recommended we c...  more »
  • This is a guided tour only which makes perfect sense as the track can be a bit tricky and lots of rope to help you climb the rocks. You will need a good level of fitness and not scared of heights but ...  more »