Great Walks of Australia – Seven Peaks Walk

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Great Walks of Australia – Seven Peaks Walk 

The Seven Peaks Walk is a stunning experience based out of Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island.  

This 6 night, 5 day guided walk encompasses up to 45km of walking, graded moderate to hard, with options depending on ability and weather conditions. It’s a truly spectacular way to explore a UNESCO World Heritage listed island, only two hours from Sydney by plane with QantasLink. 

Walk Itinerary

Day One 

North Bay – starting the day with a glass bottom boat cruise to North Bay, then a climb of North Head and Mt Eliza.  

Depending on conditions, walkers replace one climb with a trip to the Herring Pools from the Gulch, which is an amazing place, but only available on the low tide without swell.  

Guests then walk over Dawson Point to Old Settlement Beach and back to Pinetrees along the Lagoon foreshore. 

Day Two 

Malabar – climb to Kims Lookout and traverse the ridge between Kims and Malabar (two peaks). Descend the south ridge of Malabar to Neds Beach and have a swim or feed the fish. Then walk to Middle Beach and climb Transit Hill before returning to Pinetrees. This is a moderate trail with steps and rough ground. It offers spectacular views of the island. 

Day Three

East Coast – walkers head to Mutton Bird Point and Rocky Run, and then climb to Goathouse on Mt Lidgbird – an optional walk which is steep, uses ropes and provides the most rewarding views of the island. Walkers then descend to Smoking Tree Ridge and climb Intermediate Hill to the new observation platform (funded by Dick Smith).  

 Walkers return to Pinetrees via Blinky Beach.  

Day Four 

Water day (and rest day) – snorkelling trip on the outer reef (or an offshore snorkel adventure to the Admiralty Islands) followed by a kayak trip on the Lagoon. All optional – guests can choose their own adventure. Can be used as a weather day if earlier days are not favourable for walking. 

Day Five 

Mt Gower – this is the optional day for the advanced walker to climb Mt Gower at 867m. Stunning views await and a chance to experience the unique mist forest and bird rookery at the summit of this extinct volcano. Variations of this day are offered depending on the group ability. If people aren’t up to the summit of Gower (and many won’t be) then there is the option of the stunning Erskine Valley or an off-track adventure to some secret spots on Mt Lidgbird. All options take people along the Lower Road, which is one of the most spectacular 400m walking tracks in Australia. 

Accessed via Flights via Sydney or Brisbane 

Duration: 5 days / 6 nights 

Distance: 45km 

Grade: Moderate to Hard (with options) 

Walk operates: April & May, September – November 

 

Bush trails, steep sections with ropes, rocks & beaches 

Group size: Max 12 

Rates: From $3766 per person twin share (excluding flights)