Lord Howe Island Airport

The Lord Howe Airport is the only airport that services this beautiful island located off Australia’s eastern coast within the Tasman Sea. Established in 1974, this airport has been one of the main transportation hubs for the community of the Lord Howe Island Group.

Qantaslink operates flights from Port Macquarie and Brisbane but these are seasonal, and the airport only sees these flights from February to June and September to December. However, the Lord Howe Airport is an important refuelling hub for light aircraft travelling the route between Australia and New Zealand.  

The airport doesn’t have a lot of provided facilities, but you can find an ATM, payphones and an Internet café in town should you need to get money out, or need to access to communications.  

There is no public transport on the island, and very few cars, and this helps sustain Lord Howe’s pristine environment. As such, it is a popular choice among visitors to hire bicycles at Wilson’s Hire Service. Generally, cycling is the preferred method of transport on the island as it is very eco-friendly, and there are 13km of scenic roads and bike tracks that are perfect for exploring on two wheels.

This is a much cheaper option than hiring a car, as you can secure an adult’s bicycle for $12 per day, or $55 for the week. If you’re travelling with your family, then you’re in luck, as children’s bikes are also for hire, and cost $5 per day, or $30 for the week. 

Of course, if you’d rather forego wheels altogether, you will find that this island is very small, and walking around it is easy and pleasurable.

Please note all information is current as of March 2016.

Airports near Lord Howe Island:

 Getting to & from the Airport

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Booking a car in advance of arriving at Lord Howe Island is recommended. There is no public transportation on the island and a very limited number of cars that you can rent. You can rent a car on the island from Wilson’s Hire Service for $65 per day, plus the cost of fuel. The rental car shop is a 5 minute drive from the airport, in the centre of town on Lagoon Road.

All resorts and accommodation properties meet their guests at the airport and transport them into town, so you need not worry about organising a lift into the main part of town when you arrive. Please note that if you do hire a car, there is a speed limit of 25km per hour that you must stick to no matter where you are driving on the island. 

 Who flies to Lord Howe Island

 Location Details

Longitude:159° 4' 46'' E
Latitude:31° 32' 15'' S

 Airport Location

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