Capella Lodge

Capella’s Kitchen Garden | With Chef Pete Smit

Pete Smit, Head Chef at Capella Lodge is busy bring a very locavore approach to the lodge’s fine dining menu – you could even say it’s a six mile rule on Lord Howe! Whilst most of the ingredients used for Capella’s food and beverage offering are sourced from broader New South Wales for their freshness […]

Mt Gower Challenge

Lord Howe Island resident Ollie Whistler has made local history and taken title of the Mount Gower Challenge, beating his father’s 18 year held record by just 47 seconds. The annual challenge draws crowds of islanders and visitors as onlookers, but the course itself is for the intrepid only, as it rises 600 metres above […]

I WISH | Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island

The Australian’s monthly WISH Magazine is full of things to add to your wish-list, and here in this month’s edition is … the magic Lord Howe Island. Capella features (naturally!) along with a host of things to enjoy whilst on the world’s most subtropical coral island… Read the full story here, and keep adding to […]

Popular Food Blogger Not Quite Nigella Visits Capella

I am the world’s worst meditator.  Alas it’s simply a skill that has until now, completely eluded me. It seems ironic that after all of these years, meditation should suddenly come to me. I am sitting on a balcony, on soft cushions framing my buttocks with a landscape of Kentia palm trees and blue water facing me. […]

Capella Nuptials

It was a spectacular sunset for a very special occasion… The nuptials of Sara and John, who chose Capella and Lord Howe as the place to declare their love for each other, forever more. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, from everyone at Capella! xx

A Kingfisher Calls into Capella

We had a visitor to the lodge this morning. A beautiful Sacred Kingfisher, its azure blue feathers matching the subtropical Lord Howe lagoon called into visit, thinking the reflection in the lodge’s floor-to-ceiling windows meant more blue skies and ocean stretching out before him. Though tempted by the luxurious surrounds, he took a moment to recover […]

Plumed Whistling Duck

Lord Howe’s own naturalist, fisherman and self-confessed bird man, Jack Shick has taken this beautiful picture of the Plumed Whistling Duck, discovered on one of Jack’s island mountain walks. This beautiful duck is a welcome first time visitor to Lord Howe, read about other Lord Howe locals on Jack’s new informative website.

Capella and Lord Howe Island hit high fashion in Harpers Bazaar

Lord Howe Island was the location of choice for the Jurassic Park-inspired fashion shoot for designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett’s  ‘Romance Was Born’  label. The fashion shoot features in the October edition of Harpers BAZAAR and represents the collaboration of the designers with Harpers’ annual Project Pink initiative in support of breast cancer research and […]

Memories Uncovered at the ‘Recycle Centre’

From Libby Grant, Capella Lodge Manager: Visiting the Lord Howe Island Tip or ‘Recycle Centre’ is a favorite outing for Mark, General Manager at Capella.  Not only is it the Tip designed to minimize waste being sent off the island, it is also a favorite hangout for any ‘collectors’, Mark being one (you could call […]

Bureau of Meteorology, Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe is fortunate to have its very own Bureau of Meteorology, which has been around for over 100 years. The Met (as it is known to islanders) not only provides much needed climatological data for aircraft using the island’s airstrip, and for sea-faring islanders, it also provides data that can be used all over […]