I'm having trouble finding details of getting to Lord Howe Island other than by the expensive flights.
Wikipedia implies that the ship that brings supplies can also carry passengers, and searching the internet turns up more hints that this is the case.
So does this supply ship carry passengers and what is the fare? Perhaps it is restricted and special rules apply that we ought to know about?
P.S. I've discovered that there's also another ship which comes regularly but less frequently, called the Norfolk Guardian, but I haven't found much information about it so far either.
Here are some snippets I've found on the internet which suggest the supply ship Island Trader carries passengers (at least formerly/occasionally/exceptionally/etc):
- Island Trader also carries a few passengers, we have discovered, but if you come by ship, you need to wait until it returns, and the forty hours can be much more in bad weather . . .
- Island Trader- 130’ commercial passenger/ cargo vessel ... Operating between the east Coast of Australia & Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea.