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. Put Mt Gower and other Lord Howe Island attractions into our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 25, 2017
    A hard but well worthwhile walk. Dean is an excellent guide. Take gloves( sailing/ gardening) as these will help your descent with the ropes. We were on top of Gower for our 25th wedding anniversary. ...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    So hard but so rewarding! Big day trekking up Mt Gower with Dean from Lord Howe Environmental Tours. Very informative and amazing scenery. The mist forest at the top was a highlight. Plus the sense of...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This is one of my favourite travel memories. My husband and I had a great time doing this guided walk and would highly recommend it. Warning - you need excellent fitness to enjoy all that it has to of...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    To summit Mt Gower you need to do a bit of everything. Some hiking, tramping, water crossings, rappelling, lots of climbing and getting muddy👌🏽
  • August 19, 2017
    The best walk of my life. Atembemberaubende views on Lord Howe Island and ball's pyramid.
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