Transit Hill

Lord Howe Island

An easy walk along Bowker Avenue and through a dry rainforest of Greybark, Palms, Blackbutt, Maulwood and Sallywood trees, before following the pathway above Pinetrees Paddock to the viewing platform and then drop down to Blinky Beach.

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 along Lagoon Road to the Administration Centre on Bowker Avenue, where the walk starts.


Lord Howe Island Walking Tracks

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

Route/Trail notes:

From the Admin Centre, head up Bowker Avenue for 200m and turn right along the track through the dry rainforest, which comes out along the fence line above Pinetrees Paddock. The track now climbs steadily to the summit and viewing platform, before a fairly steep decent down to Blinky Beach.

Return by the same route or out onto Lagoon Road and back to the start.



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.


Last day on the island and time to drop down to a secluded Blinky Beach for a swim via Transit Hill and back, as I needed some light exercise having climbed Mt Gower yesterday.

F.A.B. on 13 Apr, 2010


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