Lord Howe Island in Australia, New South Wales

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Introduction :
Lord Howe Island is a cresently shaped volcanic remnants of a seven million year old shield volcano in the Tasman Sea between the Australia and Zealand. The island is around 10 km long and 0.3-2 km wide with an area of 14.55 square km. The Lord Howe island is famous for its virtualy untouched natural forests with many unique plants and animals found nowhere else on world as well as the clear waters of its beaches and lagoon housing the world’s southernmost barrier coral reefs.

General landscape of the island
General landscape of the island
Image attribution to dracophylla @ Flickr

Kentia Palms and Norfolk Island Pines near the lagoon
Kentia Palms and Norfolk Island Pines near the lagoon
Image attribution to dracophylla @ Flickr

Herring Pools
Herring Pools
Image attribution to robert whyte @ Flickr

Herring Pools
Coral reef in the lagoon
Image attribution to robert whyte @ Flickr

History :
The first sighting of Lord Howe Island was in 178 by British navy officer, Henry Lidgbird Ball during his shipping of the first settlers to Norfolk Island. The first permanent settlement in the island was established in 1834 when 3 men rom the British whaling barque Caroline was employed to establish a supply station on the island. In 1883, regular shipping service was available to the island and the number of tourists gradually increase and became the second biggest source of external income for the island.

View of Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower from Mount Eliza
View of Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower from Mount Eliza
Image attribution to Inisheer @ Wiki

Wreck of a flying boat that crashed in the 1940s
Wreck of a flying boat that crashed in the 1940s
Image attribution to Inisheer @ Wiki

The wedding flower
The wedding flower
Image attribution to Quartl @ Wiki

Beautiful waters at the lagoon beach
Beautiful waters at the lagoon beach
Image attribution to roberawb @ Flickr

Getting there :
Lord Howe Island currently houses an airport named after the island Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH) and is linked to flights from Brisbane and Sydney as well as Port Macquarie.

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