Lord Howe Island | May 2018 *FULL*
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Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1: PERTH TO SYDNEYIFMD
You holiday begins when you are picked up from home by private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager and fly to Sydney. On arrival into Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel. Tonight dinner will be served in the hotel.
Hotel:Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, Sydney for 1 night
Day 2: SYDNEY TO LORD HOWEB D
After breakfast we make our way to the airport to begin our island adventure. On arrival we are met by our local host at the airport and ransferred to our accommodation, where we base ourselves while we are on the island. After settling in we will be treated to a slide show late afternoon before we make our way to dinner at the Anchorage restaurant.
Hotel:The Blue Lagoon, Lord Howe Island for 6 nights
Day 3: ORIENTATIONB L D
After breakfast, we depart on our chase ‘n’ thyme half day Island tour. The tour gives a fascinating insight into the flora, fauna and also the unique Island way of life. Learning about Lord Howe Island from early settlement days until now is totally intriguing. We are even invited to the home of a local for morning tea. Our tour includes explanation of every venue on the island including the waste and re-cycling centre! Lunch has been arranged for us at the Coral Café at the Museum. This evening we enjoy historical movies at the local Community Hall. Dinner this evening is at
Beachcomber where we enjoy a fish buffet.
Day 4: CREATIVITY AND CURATORB L D
This morning we are transferred to Ginnys’ Shed where we will have a chance to do some of our own artwork! It is here we can see island inspired, hand painted and dyed textiles using natural materials. Today we will have made a perfect souvenir of our time on Lord Howe Island. There is opportunity to do the Little Island Walk today with our guide ‘Ramblin’ Ronnie’ who will take a comfortable pace allowing a chance for commentary along the way. We have a picnic lunch arranged. This afternoon we arrive at the Museum where we will be given a lecture by Ian Hutton the curator of the museum and a passionate environmentalist, saying “living on Lord Howe Island is like living inside a David Attenborough documentary”.
Day 5: BIG DAY OUTB L D
We have a “Big Day Out” planned today. Our Marine Adventures team will be taking us on an in depth tour of the North Bay of the island today.
Here we can view the large variety of fish, turtles, stingrays and amazing corals of the world’s southern-most barrier reef on a glass bottom boat.
There is an opportunity to snorkel in waters with some of the best visibility available. A BBQ lunch has been included on the beach and we take a
guided walk along the beach where the birdlife is prolific. This evening we sample another restaurant on the island at Beach House on the Moon at Milky Way.
Day 6: SOUTH OF THE ISLANDB D
Today we take a Glass Bottom Boat trip on the lagoon. The brilliant blue lagoon is formed by a natural barrier of 6km of the world’s southernmost coral reef. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling if we wish. Our afternoon is free to do as we wish. We are in for a real treat this evening with our dinner at The Arajilla Restaurant.
Day 7: RAMBLIN AROUND THE ISLANDB D
Today, if the weather is good we will take the opportunity to do our Around Island Cruise. The cruise takes us close to the stunning vertical
cliffs of Mt Gower and Mount Lidgbird. We can spot Ball’s Pyramid in the distance on our way around the island. Cruise past the Admiralty
Isles, see the arch, the Gulch and the Herring Pools. Once again we meet our friend “Ramblin’ Ronnie” to learn some history and information,
we may also encounter the Lord Howe Island Woodhen, a brown flightless bird almost extinct in the 1970’s but after a successful program in
the 1980’s, now has a stable population. Next we visit Ned’s Beach to Feed the Fish before returning to the hotel to freshen up for dinner.
Day 8: LORD HOWE ISLAND TO SYDNEYB L D
Today we sadly farewell Lord Howe Island. After lunch we head to the airport for our flight to Sydney. On arrival into Sydney we transfer to our hotel and have the evening enjoying a leisurely dinner at our hotel.
Hotel: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, Sydney for 1 night
Day 9: SYDNEY TO PERTHIFMB
After check out we head to the airport for our flight home to Perth. Upon arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to take you home.
Lord Howe Island is located 702 km north east of Sydney and directly east of Port Macquarie. It is, by any measure, an exceptionally beautiful holiday destination which has become one of those secrets that visitors prefer to keep to themselves.
- Home pick up and return by Hughes
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return Economy Airfares including taxes
- Exclusive Tour of Sydney & Lord Howe Island
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Sydney at Sir Stamford Circular Quay
- 6 nights’ accommodation on Lord Howe Island at The Blue Lagoon
- Breakfast Daily, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
- Sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
- HIGHLIGHT - Chase ‘n’ thyme half day Island tour
- HIGHLIGHT - Craft Activity at Ginnys Shed
- HIGHLIGHT - Morning tea at a home of a local
- HIGHLIGHT - Little Island Walk today with our guide ‘Ramblin’ Ronnie’
- HIGHLIGHT - Talk from Ian Hutton (a local from Lord Howe Island)
- HIGHLIGHT - Glass bottom boat cruise Cruise around the Island
- HIGHLIGHT - Visit to Ned Beach
Tours are based on reaching a minimum number. Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. Other special conditions may apply to each individual tour, please contact the office for further details.