Arajilla Retreat epitomises the very spirit of Lord Howe Island, offering guests a perfect refuge of peace, from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Located on the northern sheltered end of the Island’s lagoon, nestled under a canopy of Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees.
Local adventurer Jack Schick, from Sea to Summit Expeditions, shows just how fantastic Lord Howe is for an adventure holiday. Jack is also the islands photographer, and sent us these amazing photos (below), showing just how engaging the island is for all ages.
Book Jack for anything from climbing to the summit of Mt Gower, or bird watching off Balls Pyramid. Jack has over 20 years as a mountain guide under his belt, and over 1800 guided trips to the summit of Mt Gower. No one knows the island better than Jack.
The Expedia blog lists Ned’s beach Lord Howe Island as one of the best beach locations in Australia. Pointing to paradise a short skip of the mainland shores … “Without a passport, it’s harder to get more remote than Lord Howe Island” … ” its crystal clear waters and dramatic scenery are what dreams are made of”.
Expedia then lists Arajilla, and Blue Peter Beach House, as one of the top seaside resorts in Australia: “More than just a hotel, this tranquil haven encapsulates the very essence of Lord Howe Island. Nestled in a forest of Banyan Trees and Kentia Palms, the 12 light and airy suites have luxurious living areas opening out onto large, private timber decks.”
Michael recommends Pine Trees Lodge pinetrees.com.au and Somerset Apartments somersetlordhowe.com.au, but if you’re looking for a more luxury high end experience, and better bang for your buck, then you can’t go past Arajilla Retreat. Arailla is the Island’s luxury high end accommodation, with world class facilities, and one of the most relaxing locations on the Island.
His final point, and we totally agree, “Be warned, LHI is a powerful addiction. One visit is never enough”
With amazing new drone technology we can see just how incredible Lord Howe Island’s Mount Gower is. This video footage was shot on one of Jack Shick’s Sea to Summit climbs of the mountain.
World Environment Day (WED) is global community environmental awareness observed every year on June 5, since 1975. The aim to raise global awareness, to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet we live on. It is run by the United Nations Environment Program.
What better place to observe such an important day than on our very on pristine Lord Howe Island. Where nature is at every turn, and every where you look, from ocean, to shore, to sub tropical rain forest and the peaks of Mount Gower.
PRO DIVE has over 20 years diving and tour experience, and offers a wide range of pristine dive tour locations around Lord Howe.
In amazing water clarity dive the most southern coral reef, Ball’s Pyramid, with Lord Howe Islands longest established dive operator. With local knowledgeof 60 of Lord Howe Islands best dives sites are 500 species of fish and 90 species of vibrant corals, this is an experience not to be missed.
PADI Underwater Photography course now available upon request. Great rates for pre-booked packages.
- 3 Dives Daily
- Ball’s Pyramid Trips
- Discover Scuba Dives
- Night Dives
- PADI Learn to Dive Courses
- Divemaster Training Programs
- Underwater Digital Camera Hire
- Outer Reef Snorkel Tours
- Snorkel Gear Hire/Sales
- Glass Bottom Kayaks
To book your dive packages go to www.prodivelordhoweisland.com.au
Wilson’s Island Bike Hire
The perfect, and most peaceful way to see Lord Howe Island is on one of Wilson’ bikes
We have the biggest bike range at the most cost effective travel prices on the island and we pride ourselves on our service tranquil, Eco friendly means of island transport.
If cycling is not your preferred means of transport our rental cars – late model 4-door automatics – are excellent value.
Snorkeling equipment is also available for the underwater enthusiasts.
You can book ahead – definitely advisable during school holidays and for cars all year round – or just call in and see us once you arrive. We look forward to seeing you.
“Quality you can trust, service you can rely on, and prices you can afford.”
Pricing is as follows:
All inclusive – $65/day + fuel
One day all $12.00
Geared (2+ days) $9 day
Week $55 ($5 additional days)
Kids Bikes $5 day $30 Week
$4 half day
$4 day (2+ days)
Contacts Wilson’s Bike Hire:PO Box 64
Lord Howe Island 2898
Phone: +61 2 6563 2045
The intention of World Turtle Day, May 23, backed and promoted since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to build awareness to, and expand global knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage humanity to help them survive and increase population.
Lord Howe Island is a unique location in that it is central to many species of sea turtles.