Intermediate Hill Loop

Lord Howe Island

This is a steep and demanding climb to the summit of Intermediate Hill, with its spectacular views at 250m above sea level. The descent to Smoking Tree Ridge is equally steep and extra care should be taken on this section of the walk.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

First you have to get to Lord Howe Island! Direct flights are available from Sydney (most days) or Brisbane (weekends) and your accommodation on the island must be pre-booked, as only 400 visitors at any one time can be accommodated. You will need a week to fully enjoy what this wonderful paradise  island has to offer. Or you could arrive by boat!

From then on, everything is by bike (or walk), which you hire from your accommodation.

From your accommodation head out towards the airport on Lagoon Road and directly opposite the terminal entrance road is the start of the walk (signposted).


Lord Howe Island Walking Tracks

Island maps are available from your accommodation or the Information Centre/Museum on Middle Beach Road.

Route/Trail notes:

Head along the well define track and after 200m, take the right fork as you now start the steep climb to the summit. Take time to enjoy the view, before heading straight on downhill (very steep) to the saddle between Intermediate Hill and Mt Lidgbird, where you turn right back along Smoking Tree Ridge Track to Lagoon Road. Turn right and walk along the beach or the road to your starting point, a distance of about 1.3km.



Other References/Comments:

Take a picnic, your binoculars, swimmers and a towel, as on this island, you are never too far from a beach to cool off on after your walk. Oh, and always have some bread to hand feed the fish.

GPS Tracks

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Well this one got my heart racing! 250m climb over 1km. Get to the top and the views are well worth all that effort.

F.A.B. on 9 Apr, 2010


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