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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  • This mountain may be a challenge for some, but ever so rewarding! Go with Environmental Tours and you will definitely be safe. No words can describe the amazing experience that this hike provides. Go ...  more »
  • We did the climb with Jack and a group of 7. I was already apprehensive when we booked in but my husband was keen. We go bushwalking regularly so I'm not totally unfit but nothing like this climb. It ...  more »
  • I climbed Mount Gower with Jack Shik from Sea to Summit Expeditions which was his 2000’th climb on Monday the 7th of May 2018 ! It is one on the most challenging things I have done and it is a BIG day...  more »
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  • This was one of the most challenging walks (actually no, climbs) I have ever done. The end result is definitely worth it. Jack was a wonderful guide with a wealth of knowledge. If you are scared of heights this is not the walk for you. On certain parts you are required to pull yourself up via rope and going down can seem even more intimidating. Would I recommend this to other people? - definitely, it is a veiw which is worth going through the pain to experience.
  • To summit Mt Gower you need to do a bit of everything. Some hiking, tramping, water crossings, rappelling, lots of climbing and getting muddy👌🏽
  • The best walk of my life. Atembemberaubende views on Lord Howe Island and ball's pyramid.
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