Lord Howe Seasons

Warm maritime currents from the Coral Sea endow this iconic island with a near perfect climate often likened to perpetual spring. Guests experience warm summers extending into autumn (Nov – Apr) with daytime temperatures ranging from 25-28°C. There’s no summer monsoon season, as the Queensland Islands on the Great Barrier Reef experience. The water remains free of stingers and is crystal clear and warm for swimming, snorkeling and diving, making marine activities a joy. The ‘old-fashioned’ notion of flip-flopping from the beach to the reef in fins, snorkel and swimmers is easy on Lord Howe. Generally, conditions are appropriate for swimming between September and May.

The gentle cool season (May – Sept) offers daytime temperatures 18 – 22 degrees and the opportunity to enjoy the myriad of island activities on offer year-round. Encounter the intriguing rare bird species that choose Lord Howe as their preferred seasonal nesting stopover, explore walks of varying grades amongst ancient palm forests and along basalt rises, all with amazing island and ocean views. Venture on low-tide reef walks and discover sub-marine wonders by boat or snorkel.

A light spray proof jacket, hat and comfortable walking shoes are recommended when packing. For a Lord Howe weather update, click below to view the current Bureau of Meteorology forecast.

Lord Howe Seasons
Lord Howe Seasons
Lord Howe Seasons
Lord Howe Seasons

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