Holiday and travel information for Norfolk Island
Step off the plane from either Sydney or Brisbane and breath in the clean crisp ocean air, discover a place where the laid back lifestyle, welcoming locals and friendly atmosphere are easily soaked up and holiday on an island paradise that will have you feeling worlds away from anything else. Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean is steeped in history with its colonial buildings and homes, covered with pristine wildernesses and fringed by some of the most golden sandy beaches you will ever lay eyes on. Spanning only 35 square kilometres and ribboned by 32km of coastline, there are quiet retreats, seclude pockets, private coves and an abundance of forests and rainforests to explore.
The history of Norfolk Island dates back to 1788 when Lieutenant Phillip Gidley King set settlers over to Norfolk island to colonise the island but a few years later it was handed over to a group of people who rebelled against the settlers and made it their home. Today you can still walk through old heritage buildings, historic museums and restored cottages where a local guide will tell the tales from the fascinating past. From the moment you arrive on Norfolk Island you will be on island time, where cars drive at a slow pace, where you give way to crossing cattle and where the locals welcome you into their homes for progressive dinners to remember.
Walk along the pristine beaches where you can swim all year round, wind surf, dive or snorkel. The fringing ocean reefs are perfect for kids to explore the shallow reefs and there are ample opportunities to explore the deeper reefs on some excellent diving charters that depart daily. Hire a dingy for the day and go exploring, have your chosen holiday accommodation prepare a gourmet hamper full of the islands many goodies and delights and head for a secluded beach where you can have it all to yourself. Play a round of mini golf with the kids, play a round of golf where the views will be to die for or pamper yourself in a day spa for the day.
Alfresco dining, waterfront dining and sunset cruises will allow you to sample the island fresh local produce and delights from the sea and once you have filled the tank up why not go exploring through the stunning rainforests and National Parks where there are hiking tracks for all fitness levels. Whatever you are into, fishing, diving, tennis, golf, shopping, dining, surfing or sunset walks along the beach, there is something for all travellers on Norfolk Island. A true island paradise, it will captive your mind and spirit and will certainly leave a lasting impression on you. Arrange your choice of accommodation whether it be an exclusive retreat for two, family holiday cottage or house, bed and breakfast, resort or hotel room and discover the variety of attractions and activities that draw so many people to Norfolk Island each year.
Book a holiday package where your flights, accommodation, meals and preferred tours are all included into the one price and enjoy a holiday unlike any other you have experienced before. Bring the kids for the ultimate trip away, plan a honeymoon, romantic trip or wedding, and ask about the many different onsite facilities that each property boasts that will entice you to stay. Norfolk Island is a place you will fall in love with and keep coming back to, time and time again!