It is an irregularly crescent-shaped island formed out of volcanic remnants. The Island is located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. The first sighting of Lord Howe Island was in 1788. It was not before 1834 that the first inhabitants established the Island as their home.
Why it is special: While the western part of the island comprises a sheltered coral-reef lagoon, the south is covered by heavily forested hills. There are a cluster of 28 smaller islands, islets and rocks that form the Lord Howe Island Group.