Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, administered as part of New South Wales in Australia. It is 1600 km (1000 mi.

33 things to do

All Places Norfolk Island

Special Events

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.

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Norfolk Island Golf Club

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.

DO   —  Kingston

Cumberland Resort and Spa

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.

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Fletcher Christian Apartments

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.

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Endeavour Lodge

Self-catering serviced apartments with ocean views from all apartments. Environmentally Friendly property. AAA Tourism 4 Star & Green Star AAA rated

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Cascade Garden Apartments

Set in almost one acre of grounds, the extensive and colourful gardens featuring hibiscus, kentia palms and Norfolk pines.

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Norfolk Island Holiday Homes

A collection of 10 individual self-catered properties spread out in various private locations across the island.

Pier Store

History of the Bounty and the mutiny on the lower floor. European settlement of Norfolk on the upper floor.

SEE   —  Kingston

Government House

Once a month, the Government House is open to the public. All proceeds go to local charities.

SEE   —  Kingston

National Park

Many walks of various difficulty are available. The Bridle Track is especially beautiful.

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Shiralee Executive Cottages

4 1/2 star self contained cottages with the hire of convertibles included in the tariff.

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Captain Cook's Monument

Nice views of a few small uninhabited islets. This is where the Bridle track starts.

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Phillip Island

Call Dave Bigg to make a booking as soon as you arrive since it depends on weather.

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Golf Club

Licensed premises and also sells the usual range of soft drinks and coffee.

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Poinciana Cottages

Located on the edge of town and is rated four stars by AAA rating

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Forrester Court Clifftop Cottages

Is the only AAA 5 star-rated property on the island.

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Commissariat Store

Archeological artefacts from the four settlements.

SEE   —  Kingston

Golden Orb Cafe

Cafe open for lunch. Also doubles as a bookstore.

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HMS Sirius Museum

Artifacts from the wreck of the HMS Sirius.

SEE   —  Kingston

Bumbora Reserve walk

Easy boardwalk leading to a beautiful bay.

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Anson Bay

Short but steep walk down to the beach.

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The island's biggest supermarket.

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Hibiscus Crown Apartments

Self-catered facility

SLEEP   —  75 New Cascade Road


Fully licensed cafe.

DRINK   —  Burnt Pine

The Rock

Seafood and steak.

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House Museum

Restored house

Blue Bull Cafe

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DRINK   —  Burnt Pine

Botanic garden

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About Norfolk Island

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.

Source: wikivoyage