Nowadays most of us live a rushed a hectic life with busy schedules to stick to, places to be and people to meet. Most of our time is spent looking at computer screens or talking on mobile phones and it’s easy to begin to forget and overlook the natural beauty of the world that is present all around us. One of the easiest ways to get back in touch with nature is to leave the city behind and head somewhere that has preserved its original natural state and geology. Lord Howe is the perfect example of such a place as a World Heritage listed and protected site, you really can leave your non-stop technologically dependent world behind you. This place is developed enough to stay connected to the world and enjoy modern luxuries whilst simultaneously enjoying the serene natural surroundings in a number of ways.
Watch the islands graceful and rare birds
Lord Howe is known for its spectacular bird watching opportunities and is home to countless species of rare and exotic birds. Impressive sites that can be seen here include the different species of sea birds that breed in huge numbers reaching hundreds of thousands. A great spectacle not to be missed if you are on the island between September and May is the dawn returning of huge flocks of shearwaters.
Take part in some of the island legendary fishing
Fishing on the island has become legendary and for experienced anglers and novices alike, it is an experience not to be missed. Hot spots are numerous and you can experiment with different methods and be sure to make a number of catches. Try to catch a certain three species of fish in one sitting to achieve the grand slam and catch and release to preserve the great quality of fishing.
Cool off in the water snorkelling over the incredible colourful coral reefs
The snorkelling available in the waters around Lord Howe is some of the best in the world and is a must do activity for anyone visiting the island. The huge numbers of fish and the large areas covered in colourful coral reef will leave you in awe. Swimming in this beautiful clear blue sea and cooling off after some time in the sun is a great pleasure anyway but the additional underwater scenery makes it all that much better and more memorable.
Go a little deeper and scuba dive for a chance to see the islands unique mixture of marine life
For those who want to go one-step further and really get up close and personal with the marine life, scuba diving is a lot of fun and you will be sure to get value for money as you won’t be able to help but see a great array of incredible marine life. Many of the species of fish seen here are hard to find in other areas of the world and certainly the combination and great diversity of fish, makes diving here a unique experience.