• Lord Howe Island
    Lord Howe Island
  • Great Walks attended Pinetress' Walking and Photography Week.
    Great Walks attended Pinetress' Walking and Photography Week.
  • Lunch at the top.
    Lunch at the top.
  • Taking a photo of a Lord Howe woodhen.
    Taking a photo of a Lord Howe woodhen.
  • Heading towards the chalenging climb to Mount Gower the island's highest peak. Credit: Pinetrees.
    Heading towards the chalenging climb to Mount Gower the island's highest peak. Credit: Pinetrees.
  • The island's second highest mountain, Lidgbird (777m).
    The island's second highest mountain, Lidgbird (777m).
  • The trails get very steep in places,
    The trails get very steep in places,
  • Helmets on for part of the trail.
    Helmets on for part of the trail.
  • Lord Howe Island. Luke Hanson.
    Lord Howe Island. Luke Hanson.
  • One of the viewing spots along the walk.
    One of the viewing spots along the walk.
  • Lord Howe Island.
    Lord Howe Island.
  • Enjoying the view.
    Enjoying the view.
  • The are pockets of thick rainforest on the trail.
    The are pockets of thick rainforest on the trail.
  • Guide Dean Hiscox talks about the colourful history and geology of Lord Howe.
    Guide Dean Hiscox talks about the colourful history and geology of Lord Howe.
  • Lord Howe in all its glory.
    Lord Howe in all its glory.
  • Paradise on your doorstep, Lord Howe Island.
    Paradise on your doorstep, Lord Howe Island.
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While NSW is chasing a 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target, Lord Howe Island off the coast of Port Macquarie has hit about 95 per cent.

The majority of the 400 residents who live on the island, which has not had a single case of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, have had two shots of the Pfizer vaccine.

Home to the iconic Pinetrees Lodge and their Seven Peaks walking experience island is considered regional NSW and is currently in lockdown just like everyone else in the state.

"People here were very enthusiastic about being vaccinated so we can move back towards normality because having guests here is our primary industry," the island's doctor Dr San Clarke said.

Dr Clarke said the decision was made to only send the Pfizer vaccine to the island because of the logistics of getting it there and appropriate for the greatest number of people, given there are pregnant woman on the island.

Dr Clarke said there were a few people that live on the island, through generations, that were unwilling to get the vaccine at this stage.

"They're only small groups of people, so of course we're hopeful that they'll benefit from herd immunity that the rest of us can provide."

Lord Howe should begin to receive visitors again later in the year.

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