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Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island
(4.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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 is a rare experience. A hike/climb from sea level to a 850m summit. Breathtaking views, well deserved after a quite challenging hike including rock climbing with ropes. Endemic flora. Our guide (...  more »
  • Climbed Mt Gower with the Environmental Tours company (you must go with a guide). Hard work (pulling yourself up on ropes in places) and exposed in places (walking around ocean cliffs) but you get rew...  more »
  • A very challenging walk, but truly worth the effort, the views and vegetation were amazing, recommend Environmental Tours as a guide.