Lord Howe Island
Divers, snorkelers and birdwatchers return to Lord Howe again and again to see the unique mix of wildlife in the world’s cleanest and clearest water.
Like the Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island is recognised internationally on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. An impressive 145,000 hectares of the marine environment of heritage listed – ten times the area on land.
Home to the world’s most southerly coral reef, Lord Howe is a crossroads for ocean species. Five major ocean currents collide here, and the rich variety of water temperatures, nutrient levels and habitats allows a fascinating mix of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate species to survive.
Lord Howe Island is Australia’s premier bird watching destination, with 14 species of seabirds breeding here in hundreds of thousands.
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