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Mt Gower

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Address: Lord Howe Island, Australia
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+61 2 6563 2214

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Fabuolous day hike

The hike up Mt Gower was one of the highlights of my stay on Lord Howe Island. The views at the top are simply stunning. Jack, the tour guide and naturalist, was a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sallie D
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hike up Mt Gower was one of the highlights of my stay on Lord Howe Island. The views at the top are simply stunning. Jack, the tour guide and naturalist, was a wonderful source of information on the unique flora and fauna of the mountain and island in general. Although the views are amazing, you will work hard for... More 

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Rutherford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I did a walk to Mt Gower with Lord Howe Environmental Tours. Krya and Lee were great guides with lots of knowledge of the area as well as plant and animal life. It was a tough but satisfying climb.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

taking this steep 6 hour walking trip requires strong leg muscles and lots of energy but well worth the effort

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Gower requires a good level of fitness but the sceneryis breath taking and the vegetation contains many species unique to the island. A guide is necessary and two companies provide treks. We paid extra for a private trek which was worthwhile for such an adventure

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a rare experience. A hike/climb from sea level to a 850m summit. Breathtaking views, well deserved after a quite challenging hike including rock climbing with ropes. Endemic flora. Our guide (compulsory),Jack, was perfect!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Climbed Mt Gower with the Environmental Tours company (you must go with a guide). Hard work (pulling yourself up on ropes in places) and exposed in places (walking around ocean cliffs) but you get rewarded with incredible views. Even if the cloud on the mountain never lifts you get to walk in a summit mist forest with palm trees that... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A very challenging walk, but truly worth the effort, the views and vegetation were amazing, recommend Environmental Tours as a guide.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I did not really realize what was involved in this climb. I thought it was a steep hike. But, at least half the "trail" involved ropes. Ropes to get you up, and then down, rock faces. A real challenge!

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is a bit of a climb (from either way you start) but the view is amazing. It is a must do when on Lord Howe Island.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I did the hike with Jack Schick as leader. He is a 5th generation islander and has great stories to take your mind off the difficulty of the hike :) Our group was relatively young and so we took less than the average 9 hours to complete the 10km round trip. I took the advice of a local and did... More 

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