Malabar Hill

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

Red-tailed tropic birds, gracefully performing their airborne courting rituals are common sightings from Malabar between September and May.

Malabar’s cliffs, which plunge dramatically into the ocean, play host the world’s largest nesting ground for the birds. Situated to the island’s north, Malabar has some of the best views of Lord Howe’s south end, and is well worth the climb. During the two hour return walk to Malabar you will pass through dense palm forests with muttonbird burrows.

Sweeping panoramic views of the island encompass the towering volcanic peaks of Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower to the south, while the Admiralty Islands dominate the north.

The walk to the top starts near Ned’s Beach and is a little taxing. It passes through palm forests with muttonbird burrows. As you ascend, you pass by trees twisted into strange shapes by the winds.

Facilities

Birdwatching Nature & Wildlife Walk

Nearby Things to Do

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Just under three kilometre round trip, the walk to Little Island is easily the most gentle of walks on the island. The view is spectacular, and the flora and fauna worth the cycle to the south end of the island

Little Island

Lord Howe Island

Transit Hill

Transit Hill

Lord Howe Island

Couple viewing the historic artifacts major collection on a visit to the Lord Howe Island Museum

Lord Howe Island Museum and Visitor Centre

Lord Howe Island

Mount Gower, located to the right.

Mount Gower

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Blue Billie Fishing Charters

Lord Howe Island

Couple enjoying a round of golf at Lord Howe Island Golf Course

Lord Howe Island Golf

Lord Howe Island

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