Trek to the top of Mount Gower and bushwalk through native forests and over white sand beaches. Snorkel and dive in protected, temperate waters on the world’s southernmost coral reef. You’ll find more than 50 sites teeming with fish, colourful coral and green turtles. On World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, bicycles are the best way to get around and there’s no mobile phone reception. Even better, its unspoilt beauty is less than two hours’ flight from Sydney.