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Lord Howe Island – Capella Lodge


  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD
  • Bose Music System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Day Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Restaurant

Overview – Capella Lodge

Overlooking the azure Pacific Ocean and tiny Lovers Beach is Capella Lodge, a stylish luxury retreat on stunning Lord Howe Island.

The only hotel south of the island, Capella Lodge has majestic views of the forested slopes and soaring peaks of Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower. This gorgeous boutique property offers contemporary architectural design and chic interiors combined with relaxed hospitality and a breezy, beachy informality.

Lord Howe Island itself is a magical destination which affords every opportunity for wondrous outdoor adventures. This sickle-shaped volcanic island is an Eden of dense forests, mountain peaks, unspoilt beaches, exotic flora and fauna, encircled by the world’s southernmost coral reef. Visitors can roam the island by bicycle or on foot, stopping along the coast to swim or snorkel amongst sea turtles and hundreds of rainbow-hued fish. The lonesome craggy monolith known as Ball’s Pyramid, can be seen from the air as you approach the island, or visited on a day trip by boat.

Capella Lodge has just 9 suites, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience in an idyllic setting. There are single-level and loft suites, each with king or twin beds, fine linen, ensuite bathrooms and private verandas or balconies. There is also a sumptuous 120m² pavilion with its own private entry.

The lodge has sublime vistas of the island’s two highest mountains as well as the turquoise lagoon it faces. The airy, open plan bar, restaurant and lounge have floor to ceiling windows to bring the outside in and serve only the finest and freshest produce from Lord Howe Island and New South Wales. Breakfast, dinner and sundowner drinks are included. When not out exploring, guests can curl up on the terrace with a book, swim in the pool or savour a drink as the sun sets over the sea.

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Rooms – Capella Lodge

Capella Lodge is the only hotel on Lord Howe Island with ocean, lagoon and mountain views. All  suites have king  beds,  a Bose  music  system (with  MP3  input), TV,  DVD,  telephone, Wi-Fi,  safe  and  in-room  bar. Basalt stone ensuites contain a rain shower and signature Capella Spa toiletries. Beach towels, backpacks, bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided along with daily housekeeping and evening turndown service.

Capella Lodge

Capella Suite 45m²
This single level suite is fitted with timber floors, beach house-inspired decor, king or twin beds and an outdoor deck area with day bed. Capacity: 2 adults.

Lagoon Loft 60m²
This mezzanine suite has a king bedroom and private veranda upstairs, as well as a lower level living area with daybeds which can convert to 2 single beds if required. Wide doors open out to an outdoor sundeck with daybed. Capacity: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children

Catalina Suite 65m²
This spacious single level suite has a king bedroom (twin bed option available), and separate loungers which on request, can be converted to 2 single beds. Extensive outdoor deck and daybed. Capacity: 4 persons

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Makambo Loft 90m²
The upper level king-bedded sleeping area in this fun and funky mezzanine suite commands stunning outlooks over the two nearby mountains. At ground level is a complimentary room bar, daybeds which can convert to 2 single beds, and an outdoor deck with plunge spa. Capacity: 4 persons.

Lidgbird Pavilion 120m²
The superlative Lidgbird Pavilion is perfect for a special occasion. A generous upper-level bedroom includes wraparound verandas to capture ocean and mountain views. At ground level, guests will find a private outdoor area with a plunge pool, large sundeck, daybed and outdoor shower in the shadow of a frangipani tree. Private dining is available and the Capella Lodge electric buggy is reserved for Lidgbird Pavilion guests’ exclusive use. Capacity: 3 persons

Capella Lodge
Capella Lodge

Facilities – Capella Lodge

  • 9 contemporary suites
  • Open plan bar, lounge and restaurant
  • Capella Spa
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Complimentary use of backpacks, beach towels, snorkel equipment, kayaks and adult mountain bikes
  • Internet kiosk, wireless internet (limited bandwidth)
  • Daily laundry service (no dry cleaning)
  • Postal service,
  • Electric buggy available for hire
  • Please note there is no mobile/cell reception on Lord Howe Island.
Capella Lodge

Activities – Capella Lodge

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Hand feed the fish at Ned’s Beach
  • Swim with the turtles at Old Settlement Beach

Activities at extra cost:

  • Guided Mt Gower trek
  • Guided nature tours
  • Glass bottom boat trip on the lagoon
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Boat cruises
  • Tennis

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Getting There

Lord Howe Island is a two hour flight with a Qantaslink 32-seat Dash 8 aircraft from Sydney or Brisbane. A seasonal service also operates from Port Macquarie. A 14kg luggage limit per person applies on all Lord Howe Island flights. There are luggage storage facilities at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 3.

Combine With

Part of the state of New South Wales, a visit to Lord Howe Island fits well with other highlights of eastern Australia such as Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and Far North Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

  • The most exclusive address on Lord Howe Island
  • The only island lodge with ocean, lagoon and mountain views
  • Snorkels, kayaks, mountain bikes and backpacks at your disposal
  • Unique eco-systems, rare flora and fauna
  • The world’s southernmost coral reef
  • Mount Gower, one of the planet’s best day treks
  • Picture-perfect Old Settlement Beach
  • Ned’s Beach fish feeding
  • Ball’s Pyramid

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