A True Paradise Island of Australia

Last Friday I posted video footage of our day trip to Fraser Island: Worlds Largest Sand Island. And on Monday of this week I posted pictures of another stunning island off of the Queensland coast in my post Taking to the High Seas for a Weekend Away.

Today I am going to tell you about another amazing island, this time one I haven’t been to. Well, it is a little trickier to get to.

North Stradbroke Island, for example, is very easy to get to from Brisbane. Simply drive to the coast and hop on a ferry for about an hour. Moreton Island is almost as easy, that one is a 90 minute ferry journey from the east side of Brisbane.

Fraser Island is a little more difficult; that one’s a 4 hour drive up to Hervey Bay before getting on a ferry for about half an hour. And then there’s…

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe IslandAs one website rather amusingly put it, other than sailing to Lord Howe Island on your own yacht, (I don’t have my own yacht) then the only other option is to travel by air. Flights go from both Sydney and Brisbane airports, but they are not cheap considering the flight time is less than a couple of hours.

According to quick research, flights “start” at $748 return. That’s quite a lot of money to travel to an island that’s only about 600 kilometres east of Port Macquarie, which itself sits between Brisbane and Sydney on the east coast of New South Wales.

So, Lord Howe Island isn’t as easy to get to, but it’s certainly looks worth the trip. I remember reading a magazine and seeing a two page photograph of the island taken from the air, it looked absolutely stunning!

It’s got rainforests, coral reef, a bird that can’t fly, well so many wonderful things it’s listed as a World Heritage Site.  It’s so precious, only 400 tourists are allowed on it at any one time. It’s got rainforests, coral reef, a bird that can’t fly, it also has….. actually, let’s just roll the film…

Another one to put on my “things to do” list.

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  • Kirri March 6, 2013, 8:25 pm |

    Oops sorry, no my tablet just decided to skip the t. She was on a flight there. So you were put off by the flight failure right and not the belief that I lived there hehe. I doubt it’s a common problem but yeah a yacht sounds like the way to go. Wouldn’t want to put your family at risk on a plane. As a responsible parent you are required to get a yacht. Sounds reasonable.

    • BobinOz March 6, 2013, 10:11 pm |

      Yes, but I’ve been thinking about the navigation issue. I’d probably be the only person ever in history to actually find the edge of the world, even though it isn’t flat. I think I’ll forget the yacht idea and take my chances on the aeroplane.

  • Kirri March 5, 2013, 8:02 am |

    Haha what a coincidence you having this article up this week. My mum was on a flight here yesterday when the cabin overheated and had to make an emergency landing back in Sydney. Hopefully if you try make the trip at some point you have better luck.

    • BobinOz March 5, 2013, 9:37 pm |

      “My mum was on a flight here…” – Does that mean you live on the island Kirri? Anyway, that’s put me off of flying there, I’m going to save up for my own yacht.

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