Lord Howe Island With Shield Volcano
Lord Howe Island, a small island in Australia on side of Tasmania around 600km and 700Km to northeast of Sydney. It is a subtropical climate with mild warm summer and mild cool breeze in winter. The gradual transition of climate from cold to hot and vice versa is pleasant. The sculpted mountain rising from sparkling jewel-toned water, it is often referred to as ‘Last Paradise’.
The Island was listed as 1982 as beautiful with unique diversity, remarkable geology, great species of birds and rare marine life and plants makes the Lord Island an extremely unique place. The coral life is protected by the Lord Howe Marine Park.
About the Island
It is in crescent-shape, which is 11-km long and 2km wide. The 7-million year old shield volcano is one of the popular remnant. The coral reef and lagoon is protected, the Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird dominate the south end of the island.
Until, the year 1974, no Airport was constructed and flying boat by sea was the only way to land on the lagoon. Today, the island is served by several daily flights. The island allows only 400-visitors at time, it is resident to 350-people. It is an uncrowded, unspoilt island. The best transport one can opt on the island is cycle.
Top Things one can do on this Island!
- Snorkelling on the crystal aqueous pristine coral reef.
- Explore the coral reef during low tides, get amazed with different species of fishes.
- Trekking on the Mount Gower dedicating one-day for hike and explore the places.
- There are around 50-different sites for scuba diving. Several tourist are attracted due to its colourful corals, green turtle and variety of fishes.
- Bird-watching is also another beautiful thing visitor can engage himself into!
- The Island is breeding ground for several land birds and sea-birds.
The maximum temperature ranges from 20-degree Celsius to 17-degree Celsius during winter time, while from 24-degree to 27-degree Celsius during summer time. Around 70%-60% of humidity is recorded on the island. It also experiences heavy rainfall, while month of November to February are driest.