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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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  • We visited Lord Howe in March 2017 and mostly had good weather apart from a few overcast windy days. We decided early on we wanted to climb Mt Gower. On recommendation by locals and after a chat with ...  more »
  • If you are going to the island, you MUST climb gower. Note:if you are nervous about your abilities, do the goat track (a trail on the island), if you complete top to bottom in <1 hour, you're good to ...  more »
  • This is an experience one will never forget. It takes roughly about 5 hours to clime and about 4 to descend. It is invigorating, challenging but once at the top, the view is worth every step of the wa...  more »