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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island
Islands information
NameLord Howe Island
LocationLord Howe Island Group
Major islandsLord Howe Island, Admiralty Islands, Mutton Bird Islands and Balls Pyramid
Geography information
Area56 km2 (21.6 mi)
Elevation2870.7 ft (875 m)
Highest pointMount Gower
Administration information
Administrative DivisionUnincorporated area of New South Wales
Self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board
Part of the electoral district of Port Macquarie
Part of the Division of Sydney
Largest cityLord Howe Island
Administration information
Population347 permanent residents. Tourists are restricted to 400 at any one time.
Density23.97 km2

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Lord Howe Island ( , or /ˈhæɔ/ in Australian English phonology) is a small crescent-shaped volcanic island in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand 600 km (372.8 mi) directly east of the Australian mainland, about 700 km north-east of Sydney, and about 900 km from Norfolk Island to th-east. The island is about 11 km long and and between 2.8 km and 0.6 km wide with an area of about 16.56 sq km wide with a sheltered internal coral reef lagoon, and a landscape dominated in the north and south by high ground of relatively untouched forest, in the south dominated by two volcanic mountains Mount Lidgbird (777 m) and Mount Gower (875 m), the highest point of the island. In the north, where most of the population live, there is Malabar (209 m) and Mount Eliza (147 m). Between these two uplands is and area of lowland which carries some farming, the airstrip, and most of the housing. To the north of the island is the Admiralty Group, a cluster of seven small uninhabited islands. About 23 km to the south-east is the volcanic, uninhabited, sheer and pointed, bird-colonised Balls Pyramid (551 m). The climate is oceanic with cool, evenly wet winters and mild to warm summers with irregular but heavy showers.

The Lord Howe Island Group of islands includes nearby Balls Pyramid, is administered by the Lord Howe Island Board, and is part of the Mid-North Coast Statistical Division of New South Wales, Australia. It is not considered a Local Government Area and is therefore unincorporated (as is the Unincorporated Far West Region), but is self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board.

Most of the island is untouched forest on rugged terrain. The Lord Howe Island group was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1982 in recognition of its unique beauty and biodiversity. The NSW Lord Howe Island Marine Park and Commonwealth Lord Howe Island Marine Park (commonwealth waters) protect the waters surrounding the island group.

The island's standard time zone is UTC+10:30. During daylight saving time this shifts forward by only half an hour to UTC+11. Commuter airlines are linked to Sydney, Brisbane, Port Macquarie and Norfolk Island.

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ABBA - One Of Us (MBL Lord Howe Island Remix 2007) BrianPOP2008 Copyright reserved!
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Watch in awe as Paul Worsteling hand feeds enormous Kingfishh at Ned's Beach on Lord Howe Island. The fish go into a frenzy as Paul approaches them with tasty bread! Watch how quick they are as they nearly take of Paul's fingers!,,
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just a few pics from some of my favourite countries, cities etc. clips from: new zealand, lord howe island, seychellen and bregenz. enjoy the beauty of nature and music.
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Feeding King fish at Neds Beach on Lord Howe Island.
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Flying around Sydney harbour and Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe island is a distinct terrestrial ecoregion, known as the Lord Howe Island subtropical forests. It is part of the Australasia ecozone, and shares many biotic affinities with Australia, New Guinea, and New Caledonia. Lord Howe Island was never part of a continent, and all of its flora and fauna colonized the island from across the sea. Almost half of the island's native plants are endemic. One of the best known is Howea, an endemic genus of palms (Arecaceae) that are commonly known as kentia palms and make handsome houseplants. Several million are exported annually providing the only major industry on the island apart from tourism. Another endemic feature of the island are the Glowing Mushrooms, that can be seen after heavy rain. Found in the Palm forests, they can be picked and last for a number of days glowing. The glow is so bright that you can read by it in the dark. 14 species of seabirds and 18 species of landbirds breed on the island group, including an endemic species, the Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris) and 3 endemic subspecies, the Lord Howe Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis contempta), the Lord Howe White-eye (Zosterops lateralis tephropleurus) and the Lord Howe Currawong (Strepera graculina crissalis). A number of endemic bird species and subspecies have become extinct since the arrival of humans on the island. The Lord Howe Swamphen or White Gallinule (Porphyrio albus), the White-throated Pigeon (Columba vitiensis godmanae), Red <b>...</b>
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I was going to take a big airliner here but....yeah....take a look at the runway length LOL! I used the Aerosoft DHC-6 Twin Otter as well as the Lord Howe X scenery package for FSX. Thanks for watching! Keep up with me here: Follow me on Twitter: Join my Facebook Group for Aviation Fans:
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Ifish Channel 10 Series 4 Episode 5 - Fishing off Lord Howe Island for Wahoo and Big King.
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Visit this World Heritage listed Island with your guide, Robert Stephens, as he takes you around Lord Howe's beautiful beaches. Enjoy snorkeling and glass bottom boat viewing around the coral reef in the island's lagoon, and a birdwatching trek with the island's renowned naturalist, Ian Hutton. Visit two of the island's interesting dining spots, watch a fisherman on the wharf, and view a stunning sunset over North Bay. Video, photos, editing, writing and voiceovers by Robert Stephens. Shot on July 30 and 31, and Aug. 1 and 2, 2009. Tags: John Bentel, Marie Stephens, Dorothy Simmons, Peter Phillipps, Ian Hutton, Humpty Mick's Cafe, Wilson's bike rental, Wilson's car rental, world's 100 most dangerous airports, landing and takeoff scenes, cows at the end of the runway, Tasman Sea, East Australian current, providence petrel, providence petrels, March is the best month for birdwatching on Lord Howe, World Heritage places, endemic species, World Heritage island, UNESCO, Milky Way Restaurant, Border Collie named Fly, reef, dogs, beach, boating, snorkeling, aussie, vacation, travel, tourism, island scenery, boat, landing, Dash 8, airstrip, air terminal, LordHowe, cliffs, Admiralty Islands Australia, Lord Howe Island World Heritage Listed Middle Beach, Blinkey's Beach, Wharf, Ian Hutton Robert Stephens, Snorkel, East Australian Current, Tasman Sea, Wrasse, Kingfish, Trevally Glass bottom boat, stingray, coral reef southernmost in the world, Mount Gower, Ball's Pyramid World's <b>...</b>
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Exploring the tropical beauty of Lord Howe Island located off the east coast of Australia.
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Hempel confirms sponsorship of Lord Howe Island race - My Sailing Tweet this news
My Sailing--Gosford Sailing Club has announced that the marine paint company, Hempel Australia Pty Ltd, will again sponsor the club's Gosford to -Lord Howe Island- Yacht Race for 2011. The 38 th annual blue water race across the northern Tasman Sea t - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:38:20 GMT+00:00
Hempel stays with Lord Howe Island Race - Tweet this news Sailing Club has announced that the marine paint company, Hempel Australia Pty Ltd, will again sponsor the club's iconic Gosford to -Lord Howe Island- Yacht Race for 2011. The 38th annual blue water race across the northern Tas - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:49:52 GMT+00:00
A glorious panorama of sea and sky unfolds at Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island ... - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Lidgbird Pavilion, Capella Lodge, -Lord Howe Island-: This two-storey, ultra-glam option is the crowning glory at little Capella Lodge and comes with extras such as a plunge pool, extensive decking with alfresco bath and shower, and self-d - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:14:55 GMT+00:00
Lord Howe Island tops Aussie 'Bucket List' - e-Travel Blackboard (press release) Tweet this news
e-Travel Blackboard (press release)--New South Wales has once again proven to be Australia's most popular tourist destination with Australian Traveller Magazine naming -Lord Howe Island- as the number one place to visit before you die, the tiny islan - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:51:55 GMT+00:00
Dani's island seachange - Essential Baby Tweet this news
Essential Baby--But the real story of Dani Rourke's return to -Lord Howe island- to take over management of the Pinetrees Lodge is more fascinating than any film. The mother of two has started a blog to share her experiences. In it she details her ac - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:19:15 GMT+00:00
Environment just the ticket for green Barry - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Unfortunately for Foley, O'Farrell is something of a greenie whose passions include restoring the ecosystem of -Lord Howe Island-. ''Progress has been remarkable, especially on Transit Hill, the scene of most of the w - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:19:05 GMT+00:00
How Now Lord Howe? - About - News & Issues Tweet this news
About - News & Issues--Any trace of levity aside, the small island named after British Admiral Richard Howe, the 1st Earl Howe, remains a popular holiday destination off the north coast of New South Wales. -Lord Howe Island- ... - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 04:17:16 GMT+00:00
Wally Salinger - My island home - Sydney Star Observer Tweet this news
Sydney Star Observer--Two hours teaching gymnastics every morning, a leisurely lunch, then off to explore the best that the far east of NSW has to offer: -Lord Howe Island-. A week ago, I knew nothing of the place, other than there was a school which need - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:53:40 GMT+00:00
Australian research collaboration results in marine biodiversity maps - Fishnewseu Tweet this news
Fishnewseu--The programme also completed finer scale mapping of previously unknown areas of the seabed in four important areas around Australia: Jervis Bay, -Lord Howe Island-, Southern-eastern Tasmania and Carnarvon Shelf. “These studies have helped lo - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:02:38 GMT+00:00
A nod to help save black cod - Coff's Coast Advocate Tweet this news
Coff's Coast Advocate---...- is listed as a vulnerable species under the NSW Fisheries Management Act. “The black cod is found in warm temperate and subtropical parts of the south-western Pacific, including off south eastern Australia and -Lord How - Date : Sun, 06 Mar 2011 16:11:14 GMT+00:00

World Heritage Sites in Australia

New South Wales|New South Wales |
Northern TerritoryKakadu National Park * Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
QueenslandAustralian fossil mammal sites:up|1 Riversleigh * Fraser Island * Gondwana Rainforests of Australiaup|1 * Great Barrier Reef * Wet Tropics of Queensland
South AustraliaAustralian fossil mammal sites:up|1 Naracoorte
TasmaniaMacquarie Island * Tasmanian Wilderness
VictoriaRoyal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Western AustraliaPurnululu National Park * Shark Bay
External TerritoriesHeard Island and McDonald Islands

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