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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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  • It is a bit of a climb (from either way you start) but the view is amazing. It is a must do when on Lord Howe Island. 
  • I did the hike with Jack Schick as leader. He is a 5th generation islander and has great stories to take your mind off the difficulty of the hike :) Our group was relatively young and so we took less ...  more »
  • I was so nervous before this walk. 10/10 difficulty they say. Climbing and ropes... Cliffs... Sounds scary, doesn't it? On the other hand they say: the oldest person doing it was 87, the youngest was ...  more »