The last paradise
at Capella Lodge

Refreshingly off the radar, Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s premium luxury retreat, offering the ultimate island castaway escape. Nestled at the foot of the towering Mounts Gower and Lidgbird, Capella welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, subtropical reef and rolling green pastures. A contemporary architectural design channels the carefree spirit of the Australian beach house, while a high cantilevered roof and floor-to-ceiling windows welcome the outside in. Nine island-style guest suites offer a relaxed, barefoot luxury vibe designed to reflect Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment.

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No Regrets

Patience is a virtue and the past two years have been testing for even the most saintly of travel-bugs. Reflecting after his first trip since the world went on hold, recent guest Grant shares why Capella Lodge was the perfect destination.

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Find Your Place

Qantas Travel Insider discovers Lord Howe Island's jaw-dropping Jurassic-style appeal.


Capella's Artist in Residence

Vogue's Cushla Chauhan gets swept up in the deep indigos and intricate linework of artist Joshua Yeldham’s latest collection, inspired by a recent trip to Lord Howe and appearing in his new exhibition.


Go Gower

Take a virtual hike up Mount Gower rising some 852 metres and ranked as one of the world's best.


Ten Fun Lord Howe Facts

Howe incredible! Find out ten fun facts about Lord Howe Island and test your friends!


Protecting Paradise

It’s easy being green: this World Heritage-listed island paradise is a champion of conservation and sustainability.


'Impossibly Perfect'

Read why Capella Lodge boasts over 300 five-star Trip Advisor reviews, and why recent guests Ben and Elise claimed it was the most memorable place they have ever stayed.


Sky High at Happy Hour

The Australian's Susan Kurosawa muses on the magic of viewing a mackerel sky from Capella Lodge, writing 'In a world full of chaos and uncertainty, it shone as a miracle worth celebrating'.


The Met

Find out about Lord Howe Island's own century-old Bureau of Meteorology, crucial for such a tiny island 600 kilometres off Australia’s east coast


No Rats Given!

There has been something of an 'ecological renaissance' on Lord Howe after an eradication project to remove rodents from the World Heritage-listed island has been lauded a success.


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See you soon…

We regret to announce that Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island is currently closed. The NSW Department of Health has enacted restrictions on travel to Lord Howe Island in order to stem the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. At this stage, Capella Lodge will reopen on
1 October 2020.

Existing bookings may be amended for a stay up until 30 September 2021 with all existing rates honoured. For new bookings made for travel up to 31 March 2021, we have reduced our prepayment requirement to one month prior to travel. Furthermore, bookings may be cancelled outside of one month of arrival without penalty; note, a 100% cancellation fee applies after this point.

For bookings during our Festive Season dates (18 December 2020 to 24 January 2021) a deposit is required within 14 days of reservation and a peak season surcharge applies.

The Baillie Lodges reservations team is on hand to assist. Telephone +61 2 9918 4355, email or complete the enquiry form. Alternatively, book online now.

These are simply extraordinary times and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon!