Norfolk Island is the venue for a number of annual special events. One of the most unique and successful Festival is 'OPERA in Paradise' which features a week of large-scale opera concerts, more intimate matinees,champagne afternoon concerts and a traditional Island banquet and launch. Singers and classical musicians are brought in from Australia and New Zealand by boutique opera company, OPERATIF. This festival attracts hundreds of patrons each February primarily from Australia and New Zealand, but also from the USA, UK and SE Asia.
With a clubhouse housed in a converted Quality Row house, this 9-hole course is famous for having the largest water hazard on earth - the Pacific Ocean, a real risk of taking any balls sliced off the fourth tee. There are frequent competitions for locals and tourists alike, and players of all abilities are welcome to pay the nominal fees to hire clubs and have a social round.
4-star hotel, central location in tranquil garden setting, within 2 minutes of cafes, restaurants and shops, and 5 minutes from the beach golf, national park and historical area. Heated swim spa pool and sauna, free rental car, airport transfers, cable tv, tennis, etc. Package deals including airline and accommodation specials.
3 1/2 star AAA rated. Rooms serviced daily. Centrally located in spacious, park-like grounds of subtropical landscaping. Shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs and visitor facilities all within short walking distance.
Self-catering serviced apartments with ocean views from all apartments. Environmentally Friendly property. AAA Tourism 4 Star & Green Star AAA rated
Set in almost one acre of grounds, the extensive and colourful gardens featuring hibiscus, kentia palms and Norfolk pines.
A collection of 10 individual self-catered properties spread out in various private locations across the island.
History of the Bounty and the mutiny on the lower floor. European settlement of Norfolk on the upper floor.
Once a month, the Government House is open to the public. All proceeds go to local charities.
Many walks of various difficulty are available. The Bridle Track is especially beautiful.
4 1/2 star self contained cottages with the hire of convertibles included in the tariff.
Nice views of a few small uninhabited islets. This is where the Bridle track starts.
Call Dave Bigg to make a booking as soon as you arrive since it depends on weather.
Norfolk Island was a penal colony for the British colony of New South Wales during the periods 1788–1814 and 1825–1855. In 1856 it was settled by former inhabitants of the second largest of the Pitcairn Islands. The Pitcairn Islanders were descendants of Fletcher Christian and Bounty mutineers, together with Tahitian women. Pitcairn Island was unable to support 200 inhabitants, and Queen Victoria offered them land grants equivalent to less than a third of the the available land on Norfolk Island.
Permanent residents of Norfolk Island are approximately a third of descendants of these Pitcairn Islanders; with the remaining residents split between people from Australia and New Zealand. The permanent population of the island is about 1300 people.