A scene from the Jurassic age? No, just a typically primeval slice of Lord Howe Island, a little known gem off the east coast of Australia. Islanders preserve their unique bird and plant species with a visitor limit of 400 people at a time.
This is one of the sites featured in the special issue of National Geographic Traveler, "50 Places of a Lifetime: The World's Greatest Destinations, Part II," October 2009.
Set off on an extraordinary journey inspired by Traveler's "50 Places of a Lifetime." National Geographic Expeditions offers a trip to explore some of the world's greatest treasures—from the wildlife of the Serengeti to the enigmatic statues of Easter Island.