Keen to cure your seasonal blues? This pristine destination offers up a serious dose of paradise!
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Lord Howe Island is so easygoing the sole cop’s main job is to check that cyclists are wearing helmets. Many birds are so trusting you can walk right up to them. The mild climate is like spring all year. Even the sharks are relaxed! Traffic is almost non-existent and a 25km/h speed limit means seatbelts aren’t needed. But tourists don’t usually drive, they’re shuttled – a handy option for dining out, especially the Golf Club’s Sunset Bar – or they ride bikes or walk. With visitors capped at 400 (plus 350 residents), peace reigns – waves and wind-rustled leaves rule the island soundtrack. Accommodation, which is mostly tucked discreetly away in lush palm gardens, ranges from self-catered comfort, such as Lorhiti near Ned’s Beach, to all-inclusive luxe with quality dining and spa treatments like Arajilla, by Old Settlement Beach.
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