Ball's Pyramid is an erosional remnant of a shield volcano and caldera lying 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is 562 metres (1,844 ft) high, while measuring only 1,100 metres (3,609 ft) in length and 300 metres (984 ft) across, making it the tallest volcanic stack in the world. Ball's Pyramid is part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park in Australia and is over 643 kilometres (400 mi) northeast of Sydney, New South Wales.Using our online itinerary creator, Lord Howe Island attractions like Ball's Pyramid can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Steep and eroded, and formed 6.4 million years ago, Ball's Pyramid is positioned in the centre of a submarine shelf and is surrounded by rough seas, making any approach difficult.
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It was fascinating seeing Lord Howe Island from the sea-ward side – it does look quite different. Ball’s Pyramid is 23 km away so it involves 25-30min of full-on seasickness-inducing speedboating... more »
A boat ride around the island and out to Balls Pyramid is a must to do. Dave and Glenys from Reef 'N' Beyond provide a tour around the island and out to Balls Pyramid and surrounding rock... more »
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