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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  • Great hike with Jack as our guide. Spectacular views of Lord Howe found nowhere else on the Island. But beware that the hike is tough with several near vertical scrambles and cliff walks. I'm 57 years...  more »
  • This hike is only for the fit! I’m in good shape I would like to think at 52 and this hike kicked my butt! It is straight up and lots of climbing with ropes. A couple of things I would recommend... We...  more »
  • This was the hardest and most intense day walk I've ever done. Walk is not an accurate description. There is plenty of climbing on ropes and scrabbling to get to the top. Dean was the guide who took t...  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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