You are invited to climb iconic Mount Gower with fifth generation Islander, Jack Shick. Jack, a veteran guide of over 1000 walks, follows in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, both mountain guides before him.
Jack will demonstrate the kentia seeds being collected in the traditional way and you will see all four species of palms found on the Island. Rated as one of the top day walks in Australia and featured in many written articles and seen on television’s SBS, Global Village, Totally Wild, and Sir David Attenborough’s BBC Life of Birds.
On the ocean, join Jack on Noctiluca Fishing Charters, his eight metre purpose-built vessel for a great day of deep sea fishing, sightseeing or bird watching. They provide all the top name tackle and bait for fishing. The best time of the year to fish is between November and May (all trips are weather dependent).
From $140 to $180
Noctiluca is a purpose built vessel for Lord Howe’s conditions. Eight metres in length and three metre beam, powered by a 200 horsepower volvo inboard giving her a cruise speed of around 20 knots. Jack Shick, your skipper of 20 years experience and fifth generation Islander can take you to the local hot spots. Noctiluca is serious about catching fish, their methods include live baiting, trolling, jigging (they don’t supply jigs) and bottom bashing.
They provide you with Tiraga 30 overhead reels loaded with 80 to 100 pound braid. They also have a selection of spinning rods and reels.
Visit Balls Pyramid – rising 552 metres out of the water – 23 kilometres from Lord Howe Island. Not just a boat ride, featuring Jack Shick and Ian Hutton on board, the information flows. Balls Pyramid is the world’s tallest out of the water monolith. Take the trip down on ‘Noctiluca’, gazing in awe at this iconic rock formation.
Along the way you’ll stop and observe rare sea birds and bottle nosed dolphins are seen on most trips. Heading home you circumnavigate the island, with its nooks and crannies. This trip is hugely popular with sightseers, photographers and bird watchers. Travel with the most experienced operators on Lord Howe Island. Not only the best on Lord Howe Island, these tours are very competitively priced.
Climb Mount Gower with Lord Howe’s most experienced guide. See unique flora and fauna on this day long walk, rated amongst Australia’s best!