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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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  • Actually, I thought Yes that you tagged must walk only the mountain and the many reports that the tour was extremely tiring, were written by bar stools. This is what, if you are not informed... The tour can be completed only with a guide, takes the tag group at the entrance to the Mt Gower nature park in reception. Then, it goes along the sea to the foot of the mountain, where the first comfortable ascent through the forest begins. Soon the path is still narrow, steep and eventually you come to the first rope. There is a slowly dawning what is yet to come. Always up it goes over climbs, foot-wide, exposed tabs and under and over tree trunks across. Due to the damp climate, the stones are sometimes smooth as SOAP and require concentration and the use of all feet and hands. Still can not forget, to turn around regularly and enjoy the fantastic views! The Summit plateau of Mt Gower has an its own climate and vegetation, which can be quite inhospitable. A windbreaker for the short lunch break is here. It feels like a forgotten world and the guide will explain plants that exist exclusively on this plateau. And then it goes the same way down again... Our group was walking on the road, but also around 8 hours, we needed for the whole tour. The Mt Gower tour was a spectacular nature that the limits brought some in the Group apparently in good condition and make sure footing but fun. I would be right back with!
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  • The hike up Mt Gower was one of the highlights of my stay on Lord Howe Island. The views at the top are simply stunning. Jack, the tour guide and naturalist, was a wonderful source of information on t...  more »
  • My Husband and I did a walk to Mt Gower with Lord Howe Environmental Tours. Krya and Lee were great guides with lots of knowledge of the area as well as plant and animal life. It was a tough but satis...  more »