Lord Howe Island lies 600km east of the Australian mainland. A World Heritage-listed ‘treasure island’ of extraordinary contrasts, it has long been recognised for its pristine natural environment characterised by volcanic peaks, lush forests, serene lagoons, coral reefs and prolific marine and bird life.
Lord Howe Island and its surrounding isles are the remains of a 7-million-year-old shield volcano. The island is considered an astounding example of an ecosystem developed from submarine volcanic activity, and being isolated from the mainland, it has an incredibly rare diversity of flora, fauna and landscapes.
Lord Howe Island Regional Snapshot
State Government Electorate: Port Macquarie
State Member: Leslie Williams
Federal Electorate: Sydney
Federal Member: Tanya Plibersek
Photo credit: Lord Howe Island Board