Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kim's Lookout

Lord Howe has some amazing walks. One of the best is the short climb to Kim's Lookout. After 40 minutes of climbing through shady sub-tropical forest, you emerge on the top of a 200m vertical cliff. To the south is the entire Lord Howe Island lagoon with its spectacular shades of blue, and two of the most dramatic mountains in Australia. We often see the "Pixie Rourke" on its final approach over Rabbit Island, and the bright red Qantas tail is absolutely dwarfed by the scale of the mountains.

To the north is the most amazing cobalt blue ocean and thousands of seabirds that nest in the cliff caves. The scene could be straight from a David Attenborough documentary. In fact it was. He once wrote that Lord Howe is “so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable.”

We often climb to Kim's lookout in our break (you can tell we're new to hospitality because we love afternoons off to do things)! Elsie sits on Luke's back and says "up Dada, up Dada" and whinges when he stops for a break. No need for boot camp trainers in our family! Long before Elsie could talk, she learnt to say "WOW" every time she got a glimpse of the view. She'll be a camera nerd like her Dad.


  1. Hi Dani,

    Really enjoying following your blog. We stayed at Pinetrees last year and loved it so much that we've just booked to come back in November this year! Will be great to see you, Luke and Elsie again, and to meet Pixie.

    Cheers, Alan.

  2. What gorgeous photos! Totally breathtaking. It must be an incredible treat living on an island like this. Such a delightful place to raise a family :o)

  3. Beautiful photos! Just amazing!