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Lord Howe Island Marine Park

Highlights: The marine park surrounding Lord Howe Island contains the world's southernmost barrier coral reef. The island's marine environment holds over 300 species of algae (around one-tenth of which are unique to the area), 450 species of fish (also around one-tenth unique to the area) and 120 species of mollusc. Green and Hawksbill turtles are common in summer, but may be observed throughout the year.

Activities: Swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving are all popular in the crystal waters of the park, and boat trips and diving tours operate from the island. Accommodation is available in lodges on the island.

Access: 700 km north-east of Sydney. The island can be reached by a regular air service from Sydney.

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