Private Mount Gower Trek
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
- Product code: PMGT
The Mount Gower Trek justly deserves its ranking as one of Australia’s top day walks. Taking approximately five hours to reach the summit at 875 metres and another four hours to return, this trek should not be taken lightly. During the treck you will enjoy the views of Balls Pyramid, Mt Lidgbird, the lagoon and the Island’s northern settlement area.
You will also discover the mist forest on the summit of Mt Gower containing trees, ferns, mosses and orchids seen nowhere else on the planet.
Your guide Dean was the Lord Howe Island Ranger for 16 years and his extensive knowledge will ensure a memorable day in which you will learn about the World Heritage-listed island’s values and its amazing natural history. As an A class bird bander and manager of the Island’s Woodhen monitoring program for many years, Dean will reveal to you the secret lives of some of the Island’s rarer bird species.
From March to September walkers will share the summit environment with a unique winter breeding seabird, the Providence petrel (Pterodroma solandri), view the acrobatic flying behaviour of this bird and call a totally wild seabird out of the sky.
Whilst subject to guide availability and island weather, a private Mt Gower Trek is available for request and is designed for those who are interested in completing the the climb at a faster, and more intense level.
This tour runs for approximately 4 hours. It is not for guests wanting to take it at the standard pace, nor as a leisurely stroll. It is the ultimate guided challenge!