Lord Howe Island

From early morning the clear island air is filled with echoing bird calls highlighting the uniqueness of being part of the natural bush surroundings.

Everything about Arajilla is unique and special with luxury accommodation and exceptional service. We understand that some guests will want to visit for an adventure holiday, seeking out every corner of this World Heritage island, while others want to relax, lay back and blissfully unwind. We have customised guest packages to include Wellness, Adventure and Romance.

Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s largest volcanic sea stack, 562m above sea level, is located twenty kilometers southeast of the island. Read More


While more than five hundred species of fish navigate the ninety species of coral in the surrounding waters, the island itself is home to more than a hundred and thirty species of birds, including the Lord Howe Island Woodhen until fairly recent times an endangered species. It is the only known location of the Lord Howe Island stick insect or Phasmid. Read More


Lord Howe Island is, in a world, ‘paradise’, a paradise that has held World Heritage Protection Status since 1982.

This tiny island (11km x 2.8km) is located only two hours by plane from Sydney or Brisbane. Its climate can be best described as a perpetual spring, and it plays host to a superlative range… Read More


The first European sighting of Lord Howe Island was in 1788, when British Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball gave it its name after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Howe.

It wasn’t until 1834 that the first settlers arrived, eight Maoris in total. The island became known as a place for whalers to stop for food and water. Read More


Lord Howe Island is 600km off the Australian mainland in the South Pacific Ocean. Visitors usually arrive by plane – a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. Arajilla Retreat can arrange all your airport transfers for you. As Lord Howe is part of Australia, no passport is required for Australian citizens. Read More


The boutique accommodation consists of just 12 luxuriously appointed suites, each spacious and light filled with… Read more…

Food is a special focus for us. Our restaurant is defined by premium ingredients sourced locally, like line caught fish… Read more…

The Lord Howe Island Wellness Retreat is housed in an octagonal timber yurt under the shade of Arajilla’s… Read more…

Lord Howe Island is, in a word, ‘paradise’, a paradise that has had World Heritage Listing since 1982… Read more…