Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is one of the few places where the lost continent of Zealandia is exposed above sea level.

Zealandia on Google Maps. Zealandia, also known as the New Zealand continent or Tasmantis, is an almost entirely submerged mass of continental crust that sank after breaking away from Australia 60-85 million years ago, having separated from Antarctica between 85 and 130 million years ago.

Lord Howe Island is a tiny Australian island in the Tasman Sea east of Port Macquarie. It’s characterised by sandy beaches, subtropical forests and clear waters. In the south, a trail winds up soaring Mount Gower, with sweeping views. Ned’s Beach in the north has calm fish- and coral-rich waters. The island is home to seabird colonies, including masked boobies. Dive sites surround the nearby Admiralty Islands.

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