Long Lunch on Lord Howe Island

Fly to remote, tropical Lord Howe Island by charted aircraft. With world-heritage listed beauty, and surprisingly off the radar, this former volcano towering out of an idyllic lagoon is verdant, with white beaches, unique ecology and fascinating birdlife. Weather permitting, fly over the spectacular pinnacle of Ball’s Pyramid before exploring the island with your local guide. Absorb the views as you sit down for a two-course meal. Spend your afternoon fish feeding at Ned’s Beach, snorkelling in the crystal waters or for those who prefer to stay dry, a glass bottom boat is available to witness marine life from above.

Explore an Idyllic Island Paradise for a Day

Pricing from $2,999 per person

Departing from Bankstown Airport, you will be met and escorted to your plane, a beautiful Executive Fitted Out Cessna Conquest. After a briefing, it is time to hit the skies and enjoy your flight (approx. 2hrs) to Lord Howe Island. Weather permitting, you will circle Balls Pyramid before landing, the tallest sea stack in the world standing at 551m which is an erosional remnant of a shield volcano and caldera. 

After this spectacular view, fly into Lord Howe Island which is an experience in itself! An island paradise with pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and just 350 residents, UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island is a unique and untouched destination. 

On arrival, you will be met and set off for an island orientation tour. Take a journey through the island from early settlement to the present day and all the wonderful things in between. Uncover Lord Howe Island’s more interesting nooks and crannies! Keep your eyes peeled for many of the island’s ever-changing sea and land birds. The island’s rare bird the endemic Woodhen and Kentia Palm. Learn all about the island’s social history, early settlement, predators and pests, flora and fauna, ships, flying boats and the airstrip, island tales and even buried treasure! 

From here, it is time for lunch at Anchorage Restaurant, surrounded by the endemic Lord Howe Island Kentia Palms. Czech-born Executive Chef David Chlumsky brings experience from acclaimed Sydney restaurants Otto, Quay and Longrain, and combines his passion for the Island and utilising local produce with his love of modern and innovative food. 

Anchorage Restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine utilising local ingredients, and an ever-changing menu, always featuring the best of locally caught fish and locally grown fruits & vegetables. 

Enjoy your lunch before having the option to have some free time at Lagoon Beach or Ned’s Beach. 

Ned’s Beach Sanctuary Zone (and Special Purpose Zone) offers a unique opportunity to view an amazing diversity of coral, fish and marine life close to shore. 

The special purpose zone here, allows you to view and experience hand feeding fish. Be part of a favourite Lord Howe ritual and help feed eager mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver drummer, spangled emperor and bluefish, so close you can find yourself in a swirl of colourful scales and fins. 

To help keep marine life healthy, a fish food dispenser is located at the Ned’s Beach shelter allowing visitors to access a handful of healthy fish food. Feeding the fish bread and other food scraps can be harmful to the fish, further information can be found on an interpretive sign in the Ned’s Beach shed. 

The golden sands of Ned’s Beach lead into calm waters ideal for those who want to snorkel above a colourful kaleidoscope of fish and corals. 

Want to see a bit more? Jump board our glass bottom boat and discover the islands unique marine life, viewing amazing Coral Gardens, colourful reef fish and curious turtles whilst staying dry. Learn about our resident Green and Hawksbill Turtles and there amazing migration to and from Lord Howe. If you do feel like getting wet, you can certainly jump in and go for a snorkel! 

After an enjoyable day in paradise, it is time to say goodbye to your newfound island paradise as you transfer back to the airport for your onward flight (approx. 2hrs).

 

Departures

28th April 2021

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Private aircraft hire including crew and crew allowances
  • All landing and aircraft fees
  • Private transportation on Lord howe Island
  • Private sightseeing
  • 2 course lunch including tea and coffee
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Aviation fuel charges, landing fees
  • All currently applicable taxes, fuel and maintenance, air navigation and airport charges, handling
  • Passenger insurances

Exclusions:

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned above
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping etc
  • Fuel price surcharges