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Lord Howe Island Tour Itineraries

Draft as at 20 July 2021

Please note day to day itineraries are subject to change subject to weather. 


4 -10 September 2022 (Pre-conference tour)

 Date Details
Sunday 4 September

Depart Sydney on QF TBA

Arrive Lord Howe Island TBA

 

Transfer from airport to the Somerset Apartments

 

Accommodation at Somerset Apartments

Check in: 4 September 2022; Check out: 10 September 2022

11 x 1 Bedroom Standard Apartments; 3 x 1 Bedroom Superior Apartments

Monday 5 September Free day to explore the Island
 

Click here for tours and hire services offered on the Island. Note the costs are for 2020. Check with the provider for current costs and availability. It may be wise to book ahead.

Tuesday 6 September

AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)
Guided tour with Ian Hutton: Transit Hill walk – great introduction to plants of the littoral lowland rainforest and conservation. See below for more information.

 

5.30pm – Ian Hutton Lecture
General Introduction to Lord Howe Island - geology, flora, fauna, history, conservation.

Wednesday 7 September

AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)

Guided tour with Ian Hutton: North Bay – includes boat transfers – a good introduction to geology plus plants and seabirds. See below for more information. 

  5.30pm Ian Hutton lecture: Plants of Lord Howe Island
How they arrived, evolution of new species, plants patterns and communities.

Thursday 8 September

 AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)

Guided tour Ian Hutton: Rocky Run – a good look at different flora of the montane forest species. See below for more information. 

  5.30pm – Ian Hutton Lecture: Birds of Lord Howe Island (optional extra)
Friday 9 September

AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)

Guided tour Ian Hutton: Malabar/Kim’s Lookout – more opportunity to view littoral rainforest plants plus seabirds and views. See below for more information. 

Saturday 10 September

Transfer to the airport from Somerset Apartments

Depart Lord Howe Island on QFTBA at TBA: Arrive Sydney TBA


17 - 23 September 2022 (Post-conference tour)

 Date Details
Saturday 17 September

Depart Sydney on QF TBA

Arrive Lord Howe Island TBA

 

Transfer from airport to the Somerset Apartments

 

Accommodation at Somerset Apartments

Check in: 17 September 2022; Check out: 23 September 2022

11 x 1 Bedroom Standard Apartments; 3 x 1 Bedroom Superior Apartments

Click here for tours and hire services offered on the Island. Note the costs are for 2020. Check with the provider for current costs and availability. It may be wise to book ahead.

Sunday 18 September

AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)
Guided tour with Ian Hutton: Transit Hill walk – great introduction to plants of the littoral lowland rainforest and conservation. See below more information.

 

5.30pm – Ian Hutton Lecture
General Introduction to Lord Howe Island - geology, flora, fauna, history, conservation.

Monday 19 September

AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)

Guided tour with Ian Hutton: North Bay – includes boat transfers – a good introduction to geology plus plants and seabirds. See below for more information. 

Tuesday 20 September

 AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)

Guided tour Ian Hutton: Rocky Run – a good look at different flora of the montane forest species. See below for more information. 

  5.30pm – Ian Hutton Lecture: Plants of Lord Howe Island - How they arrived, evolution of new species, plants patterns and communities.
Wednesday 21 September

AM & PM – HALF DAY (Maximum 10 per group)

Guided tour Ian Hutton: Malabar/Kim’s Lookout – more opportunity to view littoral rainforest plants plus seabirds and views.See below for more information. 

Thursday 22 September

No planned activities

  5.30pm – Ian Hutton Lecture: Birds of Lord Howe Island (optional extra)
 Friday 23 September

Transfer to the airport from Somerset Apartments

Depart Lord Howe Island on QF at TBA:

Arrive Sydney TBA


More information on walks with Ian Hutton, naturalist

Transit Hill walk – depart from the museum for this easy walk, which is a great introduction to plants of the littoral lowland rainforest, and flora conservation projects. The walk is a gentle climb to 120 metres, and on top of Transit Hill a viewing platform provides a 360 degree view the whole island and lagoon. Learn the fascinating story about the evolution of the two endemic Howea palms, and the Kentia palm industry.

North Bay – a short 10 minute boat trip in the lagoon takes us to remote North Beach. Here we explore the most intact dune vegetation on the island and also have a good introduction to the geology of the island. September is when the seabirds have just returned for summer breeding and we enjoy close viewing of the Black noddies, Brown noddies and Sooty terns.

Rocky Run half day – This walk begins at the foot of Mount Lidgbird and provides a good look at the very different species of the montane forest flora. This forest is much taller and contains more of the endemic Lord Howe Island plants than the northern forest. Rocky Run is a small stream, lined with abundant epiphytic Dendrobium orchids in flower at this time of year.

Malabar Kim’s Lookout half day – one of the more popular walks on the island because of the stunning views across the island and out to sea from the 200 metre high Malabar Hill. Along the way we enjoy a close view of many of the island tree species, that form a bonsai forest on the ridge top; along with some of the smaller herbaceous plants specialised to grow on the rocky ridge top. Red-tailed tropic birds have just returned and we should observe these flying off the cliffs.


For more information visit: Lord Howe Island InformationIan Hutton, naturalist


Additional questions

Queries about the conference and tours can be directed to: 

Heather Miles, Secretary@austplants.com.au, 0408 696 356

Ralph Cartwright, Conf2022@spin.net.au, 0416 030 872


Please note: Tour itineraries are subject to change without notice. 


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