Did you know that just 700 kilometres north-east of Sydney lies a hidden treasure island covered by verdant rainforests and surrounded by a coral reef?
Yep, this tiny island is just a two hour plane ride from Sydney, and bonus – it’s technically a part of New South Wales so there’s no passport needed.
While the majority of the population of Lord Howe Island live to the north of the island, Capella Lodge is located in the south surrounded by forested hills and the two tallest peaks on the island, Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird.
The Capella lodge offers chic luxury in a small island paradise – as Lord Howe Island is known for its water activities, Capella is the perfect home base for some island exploring.
From your window you get clear views of the Pacific ocean, with the turquoise reef stretching from the horizon straight to Capella Lodge’s door. Lord Howe Island boasts the southern-most coral reef in the world and there’s heaps of rare birds, marine life and geology to explore across the 11 kilometre long island.
Rooms are modern, ocean-facing and luxurious – if you’re in need of a little more indulgence, there’s also the petite Capella spa fit for some killer offshore relaxation. Capella is also known as the number one dining destination on the island, with a contemporary and regional-themed menu on offer for guests.
Prices start at $750 per person for a twin share, per night. Get on it.
(Images: Lord Howe Island)