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best months and period in LHI

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best months and period in LHI

Start planning a trip to Lord Howe Island. We are in mid 50s and early 60s. Will do snorkeling, swimming in peaceful sea as we are average or below average ocean swimmer. Track walk is ok. perfect 1-2 hours maximum on near flat easy track. So it could be hard for Mt. climb. Will hire a bike (hopefully on paved road) to go around island. Just wondering how long we should plan to stay at island. Also, what is best season for us to go to the island.

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1. Re: best months and period in LHI

7 days was just right for us!

We also love snorkelling best time from Early December to end March. We have been December and end of February. Early December we wore shorty wetsuits which worked perfectly as the water was a touch cold to stay in long periods, much warmer in late February, but then the risk of maybe unsettled weather.

There are plenty of nice walks of around 2 hrs to explore without doing Mt Gower and plenty of tarred road to ride bikes on! You will have a wonderful time!

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2. Re: best months and period in LHI

Just had two weeks on LHI.

One week is enough to see the place, but a second week was really relaxing.

We were there for the first two weeks of March and had three hot and humid days but most days were slightly cloudy and not too humid. The max temperature varied between 24 and 26°C. Nights never got cooler than 20°C.. We never wore a jacket once.

On several days there were sudden rain showers. (but not cold rain) Take plastic bags (preferably zip-lock) to protect cameras and binoculars from these sudden downpours.

The snorkelling is fantastic but is best at low tide. Try and book so that low tide is in the middle of the day to early afternoon so the sunlight shines on the corals.

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