An Eventful History
Isolated Norfolk Island is a subtropical paradise only eight kilometres long by five kilometres wide, all the way out to sea 1500 kilometres from Brisbane. You really know you're 'away from it all' on Norfolk, where cows have the right of way on roads and there are no traffic lights or house numbers!
For such a small and quiet island, there's alot to keep you occupied. Hit the sapphire waters on diving, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat, fishing or kayaking trip. Or visit the National Park and Botanic Gardens, where you can stroll under tall ferns and enjoy horse riding, mountain biking and trekking through subtropical rainforest. Savour the local cuisine at a traditional fish fry, or join in progressive dinner with locals in their island homes.
An External Territory of Australia, Norfolk tells an intriguing story of heritage and history linked with early penal settlements and descendants of Fletcher Christian and other mutineers of the Bounty. Enjoy a variety of tours and shows, many run by bounty descendants, to learn more about the islands fascinating story. And be sure to have the locals teach you a few phrases in their 18-century rare island sing-song language.... finishing with 'Yorle kam baek suun'
- Go Walking!: Explore the entire island on foot with a number of well-signed unique bush and coastal tracks on offer.
- Getting Around Norfolk: There is no public transport available on the island, so hiring a car is a good option. A number of hotels will include car hire in their nightly rates
- Visit Queen Elizabeth Lookout: Enjoy the excellent views of Nepean and Phillip Island from this idyllic spot.
For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit our online Norfolk Island chapter of our online South Pacific brochure. Click here.