Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

Monday Travel Update – Lord Howe Island Edition

Posted by on February 20, 2012

I have arrived on Lord Howe Island, about 500 miles off the coast of Australia. It is a gorgeous island and easily one of the most beautiful I have ever visited. Lord Howe isn’t very big. It has around 300 inhabitants and there is a 400 person limit on the number of visitors that can be on the island.

Getting here isn’t hard, but it is expensive. Qantas has a monopoly on the route and charges monopoly prices.

One odd thing I’ve noticed, is that whenever I talk to an Australian who has been to Lord Howe, they have been here more than once. Once you visit, there is good chance you will be coming back.