Lord Howe Island

11/20/2018 - 11/27/2018

After diving the Coral Sea, we’re headed off the beaten path. WAY off – to Lord Howe Island, 370 miles east of the Australian mainland.  Like the Galapagos, or the Revillagigedos; you have to get offshore to get the goodies.  Located at the southern reach of the East Australian Current, this UNESCO World Heritage site is known for incredible biodiversity, endemism and crystal clear waters. There aren’t many “undiscovered” destinations left to indulge and we’re giddy about it.  November is the best time to be in this sub-tropical island paradise.  Space is limited.  Really really limited.  You in?

Leanda Lei Studio Apartments have private balconies backing onto the palm forest.  Units include king or twin beds, a kitchen and ensuite bathroom.  Two-bedroom units are available fro week long stays.  Leanda Lei is in an excellent location, close to shops and eateries.  The rooms are basic (see TripAdvisor reviews here); if you wish to stay in luxury accommodation there are other choices– we are happy to help create a vacation that suits you.


And it’s not only the diving that should knock our booties off.  Check out these après-dive activities:

  • Hike or kayak to the Herring Pools for a plunge and a snorkel
  • Guided hike to Mount Gower
  • Snorkel with turtles at Old Settlement Beach
  • Self guided hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or snorkeling
  • Fishing — Yellow Tail Round-up!  The fishing is outstanding, check it out yourself with a quick online search.
  • Glassbottom boat tours
  • Golf and tennis
  • BBQ stations all over the island for public use
  • Bicycles available for hire


Lord Howe Week

Nov 20-27


7 nights accommodation

10 dives

* Price based on single occupancy in a 2-bedroom apartment.  Add a diving buddy to your bedroom for $1184.  Non-diver discount: -$578.


Lord Howe Side-Trip

Nov 20-24


4 nights accommodation

6 dives

*Price based on double occupancy in a studio.  Upgrade to a single for $308. Non-diver discount: -$385.


The island is a paradise for bird watchers, fishermen, divers and walkers. Luxuriant rain forests, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and the world’s southern most coral reef all add to its exotic appeal. With over 500+ species of fish, 100+ species of coral and 130 species of birds visiting the island… we think it will be an easy place to feel grateful on Thanksgiving!

Questions? Get in touch with Sarah – sarah@finstad.com or (408) 802-4812



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