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Home  >  The Walks  >  Seven Peaks Walk

Seven Peaks Walk

The Seven Peaks Walk is a stunning experience based out of Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island. This 6 night, 5 day guided walk encompasses up to 45km of walking, graded moderate to hard, with options depending on ability and weather conditions. It’s a truly spectacular way to explore a UNESCO World Heritage listed island, only two hours from Sydney by plane with QantasLink.
This walk is operated by
Pinetrees Lodge
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The Seven Peaks Walk is an adventure for experienced hikers who enjoy a challenge by day and some luxury by night. Over five days, guests will climb to peaks and lookouts, and earn some of the best views in the world. A few of the sections of the walk are off-track and require a steady head for heights. Alternate walks are offered.

Explore the variety of this island paradise with pristine beaches and exposed coral platforms, through subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, rugged sea cliffs and volcanic peaks, to the delicate mist forests on Mt Gower.

Some sections of the Seven Peaks Walk, such as the lower road on Mt Lidgbird, wind along exposed narrow ledges (protected by ropes) across a 300 vertical metre cliff. Other sections of the walk take guests deep into Jurassic Park style banyan forests with the only rookeries of Providence petrels in the world.

Daily walk itineraries are determined on the basis of weather and group ability with options to split into two groups as needed. A sample itinerary will be provided and guests will be briefed on the Sunday night arrival, but flexibility is needed to explore the best parts of the island in the best conditions.

Exclusive Accommodation

At the end of each walking day, guests return to luxury accommodation with ensuites, hot showers, sunset drinks and a four-course dinner (entrée, main, dessert and cheese). The lodge hosts up to 75 guests per day, and was ranked TripAdvisor’s No.1 Hotel in Australia for 2017 and 2018. Pinetrees Lodge is one of the oldest family businesses in Australia and is famous for exceptional meals, personalised service, comfortable accommodation and a stunning beachfront location, perfect for afternoon drinks at the boathouse.

Committed to the Environment

Lord Howe Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Island (since 1982) located 600km east of the NSW coast. It has wildlife to ‘rival the Galapagos’ and mountains with unique ecosystems.

Lord Howe has its own system of raising funds for conservation work. The Permanent Park Preserve is the core area of the World Heritage listing, funded through the Environment Levee of the Lord Howe Island Board which business operators contribute to.

Walk Overview

  • Accessed via Flights via Sydney or Brisbane
  • Duration: 5 days / 6 nights
  • Distance: 45km
  • Grade: Moderate to Hard (with options)
  • Walk operates: April & May, September - November
  • Bush trails, steep sections with ropes, rocks & beaches
  • Group size: Max 12
  • Rates: From $3766 per person twin share (excluding flights)
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Elevation Graph

This graph loosely depicts the gradient of the track, providing you with some basic understanding of how challenging the walk will be. The graphs are useful in helping you decide which walk suits you best. Whatever your ability or fitness, there’s sure to be a walk that suits in the Great Walks of Australia collection.

* Elevations are indicative only and are not to scale. Walkers should contact individual walk companies to better understand the terrain and difficulty of each walk.

  • Walk Itinerary

  • Day One North Bay – starting the day with a glass bottom boat cruise to North Bay, then a climb of North Head and Mt Eliza. Depending on conditions, walkers replace one climb with a trip to the Herring Pools from the Gulch, which is an amazing place, but only available on the low tide without swell. Guests then walk over Dawson Point to Old Settlement Beach and back to Pinetrees along the Lagoon foreshore.
  • Day Two Malabar - climb to Kims Lookout and traverse the ridge between Kims and Malabar (two peaks). Descend the south ridge of Malabar to Neds Beach and have a swim or feed the fish. Then walk to Middle Beach and climb Transit Hill before returning to Pinetrees. This is a moderate trail with steps and rough ground. It offers spectacular views of the island.
  • Day Three East Coast - walkers head to Mutton Bird Point and Rocky Run, and then climb to Goathouse on Mt Lidgbird – an optional walk which is steep, uses ropes and provides the most rewarding views of the island. Walkers then descend to Smoking Tree Ridge and climb Intermediate Hill to the new observation platform (funded by Dick Smith). Walkers return to Pinetrees via Blinky Beach.
  • Day Four Water day (and rest day) - snorkelling trip on the outer reef (or an offshore snorkel adventure to the Admiralty Islands) followed by a kayak trip on the Lagoon. All optional – guests can choose their own adventure. Can be used as a weather day if earlier days are not favourable for walking.
  • Day Five Mt Gower – this is the optional day for the advanced walker to climb Mt Gower at 867m. Stunning views await and a chance to experience the unique mist forest and bird rookery at the summit of this extinct volcano. Variations of this day are offered depending on the group ability. If people aren't up to the summit of Gower (and many won't be) then there is the option of the stunning Erskine Valley or an off-track adventure to some secret spots on Mt Lidgbird. All options take people along the Lower Road, which is one of the most spectacular 400m walking tracks in Australia.