North Bay, Seven Peaks Walk, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
Published: March 29, 2017
Previously a ‘signature’ collection of ten walks taking hikers from Tasmania's wilderness and the Northern Territory outback to the white sand coastline of Western Australia and the rainforest hinterland of Queensland, the Great Walks collective have added an eleventh walk - the first walk based in New South Wales.
Located on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island, Seven Peaks Walk offers a hiking experience that spans five days and six nights, based out of Pinetrees Lodge. Starting along the expansive sands of the coastline, the walk guides you up to the gentle mist forests on the summit of Mt Gower. Sheltered swimming coves, subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, rugged sea cliffs and volcanic peaks create the scenic backdrop for this walk that engages and highlights Lord Howe Island’s natural beauty.
How to get there: QantasLink flights to Lord Howe Island fly direct from Sydney and Brisbane
Accommodation: Pinetrees Lodge
Operating season: Autumn and Spring
Duration: 5 days/6 nights
Distance: 45 kilometres (27 miles)
Grade: moderate to challenging (optional)
Group size: 12 guests maximum