David Attenborough thinks Lord Howe Island is “so extraordinary, it is almost unbelievable.”
Formed more than seven million years ago with an eruption of underwater volcanoes, UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island is a subtropical ‘treasure island’ preserved in time. Pristine beaches, lush rainforests, sheer volcanic peaks rising from the reef and thick pandanus forest, Lord Howe is a sanctuary for rare plants, sea birds and marine life. Home to hundreds of rare and endemic species, a visit to the island has the sense of a National Geographic expedition.
Lord Howe Island is a 2 hour flight from Sydney and 11kms long and 2.8kms wide. There are 350 permanent residents, with visitors limited to 400 at any one time. There is no mobile reception, however there’s wifi and landlines are available. The speed limit is 25kms per hour and there’s no traffic lights so you’ll feel blissfully lost in time and refreshingly off the radar.
Sparkling views are never far away at Capella
Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s jewel, the ultimate island castaway escape. Nestled at the foot of the towering Mounts Gower and Lidgbird, Capella enjoys spectacular views. Contemporary in design with the free spirit of an Australian beach house, the nine island style guest suites offer a relaxed, barefoot luxury each with their own private outdoor deck and hot tub or plunge pool.
With Capella Lodge as basecamp, take to the many walking tracks to explore, climb to summit of Mount Gower on a guided day walk, rated one of the world’s best. Dive in to the clear, warm waters and discover a vibrant submarine world where a riot of fish cruise among the corals. There’s complimentary mountain bikes too.
Relax at the Capella Spa set in the lofty setting among the swaying Kentia palms and enjoy the rejuvenating treatments.
The main dining pavilion is the best place to watch the weather race in from the sea and the clouds that gather over Mt Gower. Dining is a celebration of superb local & regional produce. Much is harvested from the rich volcanic soils in Capella’s own kitchen garden. An abundance of fresh line-caught fish graces the daily-changing menu most evenings alongside island-grown greens and coastal herbs.
Rates & Packages
Nightly Rates – minimum 2 night stay
Twin Share Single
Capella Suite $ 850 $1400
Lagoon Loft $ 1100 $1900
Catalina Suite $ 1250 $2200
Makambo Loft $ 1500 $2700
Lidgbird Pavilion $ 1800 $3300
Extra Person Rate $ 600 N/A
Holiday Season Surcharge of $400 per person per night applies for stays 18 Dec 20 to 24 Jan 21
Sunset drinks & canapes
Dinner with daily inspired menu
Open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6pm daily (cellarmasters list additional)
Non alcoholic beverages, selected in-suite bar (excludes spirits)
Island airport transfers.
Capella Classic Rates – 5 nights package
Twin Share Single
Capella Suite $ 3825 $ 6300
Lagoon Loft $ 4950 $ 8550
Catalina Suite $ 5625 $ 9900
Makambo Loft $ 6720 $ 12150
Lidgbird Pavilion $ 8100 $ 14850
Extra Person Rate $ 3000 N/A
Inclusions as above with extas
French Champagne on arrival
Upgrade to next room type subject to availability
Two $50 spa credits
Children 10 years and over welcomed
All rates quoted subject to change and availability
Please get in contact for further packages available