TRAVEL TIPS

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AIR SERVICES

Qantaslink from Sydney or Brisbane.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Local craftspeople have a striking selection of paintings, pottery, jewellery, baskets and hand-painted T-shirts for sale.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

14kg per person checked-in baggage and 7kg per person carry on baggage.

BANKING

Westpac and  Commonwealth banking facilities available. There is an ATM at the Bowling Club.

BOATING

Various scenic cruises are available.

BOWLS

Visitors are very welcome to play. Dress code regulations apply. Bar open from 5pm every afternoon.

CHURCHES

Anglican, Catholic and Seventh-Day Adventist.

CLIMATE

Sub-tropical rarely hotter than 26 degrees or cooler than 16 degrees.

CURRENCY

Australian Dollars.

DIVING AND SCUBA DIVING

The crystal clear waters and abundance of colourful fish make diving a joy.

DOCTOR

Clinic and dispensary at the hospital.

DRESS CODE

Smart casual for dining out. Comfortable shoes are a must.

EATING IN

Liquor, groceries, meat and vegetables are readily available.

EATING OUT

Lord Howe Island hosts a fine selection of restaurants.

ELECTRICITY

240 volts.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Your accommodation and return air ticket must be pre-arranged and confirmed.

FISHING

Lord Howe Island has the most untouched fish stocks on the East Coast. Comfortable, safe fishing trips available with equipment supplied.

GOLF

A picturesque 12-hole course pleasant for the beginner yet testing for the serious golfer.

ITEMS FOR HIRE

Bikes and helmets (compulsory), cars, fishing rods, snorkelling gear, spyboards, paddle skis, tennis racquets.

PICNIC AREAS

Various locations on the island with BBQ facilities and firewood.

POST OFFICE

Mainland rates and  services.

REMEMBER

Street lights are few so take a torch.

SNORKELLING

Many places with coral a short swim from shore.

TELEPHONE

24-hour world satellite link. No mobile coverage.

TIME ZONE

30 minutes ahead of Eastern Standard Time except during Daylight Savings when it is the same.

TOURS

Educational and entertaining bus tours are available.

WALKS

Guided mountain walks, reef walks, scenic lunch walks, breakfast walks, environment and history stroll and ‘Heritage’ walks.

WEDDINGS

Full wedding services available. Permanent wedding celebrant on the island.