Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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 was a challenging and dangerous experience. I did not feel the walk was very physical for me, but dangerous. The walk started at 7.30 is and finished at 4.30pm, due to the different fitness level... read more »
A challenging climb but well worth it! And it is a climb 23 ropes to help pull myself up and wonderful husband who helped me down. An 8 hour trek with wonderful views. Thank you to our guide Jack it w... read more »
We took a private tour up the island with Dean The hike is tough and I would not recommend for people who aren't exactly fit. Neer
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