Lord Howe Island is part of New South Wales and located east of Port Macquarie. With its volcanic mountains, dramatic rock formations and rich biodiversity, the Lord Howe Island Group features some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.
The inclusion of the Lord Howe Island Group on the World Heritage List on 17 December 1982, recognised the area's outstanding universal value. In addition to its superb natural features and native habitats, many of the species found here occur nowhere else in the world.
Today the site is managed by the Lord Howe Island Board, a NSW Statutory Authority, to help conserve and care for the values for which the area was inscribed.