Low Tide Reef Walk

Discover the unique marine life of Lord Howe Island

One of our most popular tours, Low Tide Reef Walks are planned on an ad hoc basis, dependent on weather and the low tide phases of the moon. If you are on the Island when a trip is announced, consider yourself lucky and grasp the chance to enjoy a close encounter with colourful marine life of the southernmost coral reef in the world without getting wet.

Situated at the crossroads of tropical and temperate ocean currents, Lord Howe Island boasts an unusual mix of marine life. We explore the rockpools on the rocky reef, discovering the Island’s abundant and diverse marine life. Experienced naturalist Ian Hutton shares the stories of their lives: each with a unique life-cycle, diet, defence and reproduction pattern.

We meet at the Ned’s Beach shed. Bring your reef footwear, hat, sunblock and camera.


Tour Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this tour. Trip days and times will be published on this website and advertised at the Visitor Centre once available. Please check back regularly or send us an enquiry.


Ian's Gallery

The wild winter winds have blown over this rare visitor Wood sandpiper, they breed in Northern Europe and Asia and winter in Africa, Asia and Australia #shorebirds #migratorybirds #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #lordhoweisland
Twelve months ago on the island of Noss off Shetland enjoying the puffins #Scotland #Noss #shetlands #puffins #seabirds #nikonz9
Sun setting behind Mount Eliza #lordhoweisland #sunset #landscapes #landscapephotography #worldheritage #island #light @lordhowe.tours
Evocative mid winter sun casts long afternoon shadows #lordhoweisland #shadows #drone #mavic3 #island #aerial #worldheritage @lotdhowe -tours
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