Qantas Airways operates regular, two-hour QantasLink flights to the island from Sydney and Brisbane. A flight from Port Macquarie is also available depending on the season.
A 31-pound (14-kilogram) luggage limit per person applies on all Lord Howe Island flights. If necessary, extra luggage can be left at the storage facilities in Sydney Airport’s Terminal 3.
Internet is available (with an intermittent signal), but there is no cell phone reception on Lord Howe Island.
The climate of Lord Howe Island is subtropical and mild year-round, averaging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (25-28˚C) in the summer season (December-March) and the 60s to low 70s (18-22 ˚C) in the winter season (June-September). The best time of the year for swimming is September through May.
The lodge provides guests with snorkeling gear, a backpack, beach towels, and a water bottle; and wetsuits are available for hire on the island. Dress at the lodge is smart casual for meals, but during the day, you’ll want active clothes, a swimsuit, and beachwear. Consider bringing a light raincoat or windbreaker, water shoes for climbing over rocks along the shore, comfortable walking shoes, and a hat.
Children ages ten and older are welcome at Capella Lodge. Guests staying in the Lidgbird Pavilion must be 12 years or older.
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