Lord Howe Island is 600 kilometres east of the Australian mainland at 31°33′S 159°05′E. This is roughly the same latitude as Port Macquarie in NSW. Lord Howe is alone in a vast area of ocean on the boundary of the Pacific Ocean to the north and Tasman Sea to the south. It’s nearest neighbours are New Zealand to the southeast, Norfolk Island to the east, New Caledonia to the northeast and the Australian mainland to the west.
You can fly to Lord Howe Island with Qantas from Sydney. Private planes and yachts come from all parts of the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. The island’s cargo ship departs from Port Macquarie every fortnight.