Considered one of Australia’s best day hikes, Mount Gower's challenging terrain makes the epic ocean views at the top all the more rewarding

New South Wales

Mount Gower is considered one of Australia’s best day hikes, with its challenging terrain, varied wildlife and vegetation, and epic ocean views from the summit. This experience is not for the faint-hearted, but the challenging eight-hour hike is well worth the effort for those eager to tick this one off their hiking bucket list. Your private guide will lead you up the mountain with the scenery and vegetation constantly changing as you climb higher. At the summit, you’ll be standing 875 metres above sea level and have spectacular views of the island including Mt Lidgbird and the ocean beyond. It is here you’ll discover a unique forest with ferns and moss covering every available rock and tree. Woodhens are also commonly spotted on and near the summit. Lunch is included.


Year-round subject to weather; in March to September nesting Providence Petrels are an added attraction.

Note: This experience is only available when booked with accommodation or a Walk into Luxury Journey that includes time on Lord Howe Island. Refer to the suggested combinations below or contact us for further private journey options

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Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to visit New South Wales?

Much of New South Wales enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate with humid warm summers and mild winters. Sydney and the Blue Mountains region are generally 4 or 5 degrees cooler than the Central Coast and northern NSW Hinterland region including Byron Bay.