Standing tall at 875 metres, Mount Gower is Lord Howe’s highest mountain. Rated as one of Australia’s best day walks, the Mount Gower hike is a challenging eight hour return trek, complete with rope-assisted climbs and dizzying drops.
Walkers traverse around 14 kilometres across the mountain’s rugged terrain, encountering some of the islands rarest plants and wildlife along the way.
This is the hardest walk on Lord Howe Island. The walk is strenuous and the track unmarked, the Island Board require that walkers only go with a licensed guide. This is in your best interest to avoid mishap and also learn about the flora and fauna from your guide.
On top there is a unique moss forest with ferns and mosses covering every available rock and tree. It is usual to come across Woodhens on and near the summit. The view from the top is breathtaking.