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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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  • Undertook the climb with Jack who Is a very informative guide and passionate about the island and its wildlife. A major highlight of a wonderful week. Views on the way up are spectacular and the mist ...  more »
  • My Gower climb is a strenuous challenging climb that takes about 8 hours is approximately 10 km with an elevation of 800 metres. The mountain can only be climbed with a guide and this time around we j...  more »
  • I really did think i was fit, and yes I made the walk with the excellent assistance from Dean ( Environmental tours) , but be prepared to not be able to walk for a few days afterwards. I suggest you d...  more »