Lord Howe Island is a fantastic place to visit for people who want to take a break from the city of Sydney for a few days. This enchanting island is actually a part of New South Wales and is hailed as being one of the most beautiful islands in the whole of the Pacific. In fact, the natural beauty and heritage and heritage of this island have lead it to become part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Lord Howe Island features numerous beaches complete with pristine golden sand. Unlike most of the beaches that line the nearby east coast of Australia, the beaches on this tranquil island tend to be uncrowded, allowing visitors plenty of space to spread out and soak up the sun. The water that laps the shore is cool and clear, while the frequent large waves that can be found close to the coast on certain areas of the island are ideal for surfers to hone their skills on.
Visitors will also find the most southerly coral reef in the world just off the island, and this is the perfect place for diving and snorkeling. A number of world class scuba diving sites can be found slightly further out to sea, and booking a tour with a local company is an excellent way to get a feel for the aquatic underworld and the marine creatures that live there. People who are new to diving can also take lessons with qualified diving instructors and perhaps even put in the hours they need to obtain their own certification.
This is a great place for families to visit as not only are the beaches extremely safe, but there are also a number of special activities for the children to take part in. This means that parents who want to take a break and enjoy a little alone time can feel confident leaving the kids to their own devices for a while.