It’s a gem of an island
WHEN YOU WANT TRANQUIL, EXCITING AND SURPRISING ALL AT ONCE, COME ON OVER
Discover the extraordinary delights of Norfolk island
norfolk Island? It’s an oasis with fascinating stories to tell, amazing history and culture, stunning landscapes of rolling hills and curling roads, seascapes of rugged grandeur, and the famous and heart-warming Norfolk pines showing off at every turn. You’ll feast on fabulous paddock-to-plate dining experiences, be thrilled by activities and adventures, and enjoy delightful shopping. Add in festivals of all manner, sports, walks and, of course, the resident cows roaming free like they own the island! With a trip just over two hours from Sydney and Brisbane, this special island paradise awaits.
LOVING LOCAL LIFE
Norfolk Island has many comfortable and well-appointed hotels, cottages and self-catering villas located all over. One special treat is Tintoela, a stunning homestead looking down over a pretty valley out to the ocean, only five minutes from the centre of town, Burnt Pine.
Wherever you go, you’ll feel at home with a friendly Norfolk wave from the locals and other visitors as you walk or drive. To discover the island, hire a car, fun Mini Moke or
bike for shorter journeys – and watch those cows as they have right of way!
Also be ready for a special pleasure as you meet residents who are actual descendants of the infamous mutiny on the Bounty crew, bearing surnames such as Christian, Evans, Buffet and Quintal. Exciting! Then, a must-see is Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama
– a spectacular mural depicting the mutiny. There are also museums housing treasures from every period, as well as HMS Bounty, HMS Sirius and Pitcairn Island, and the beautiful colony site of Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic World Heritage Site.
FOR YOU THE FOODIE
Is it now time to eat? Norfolk has food in ‘bounties’ – and so much is sourced directly on the island. There’s fresh fish, succulent fruits and vegetables, coffee, honey, cheeses – even a winery – all to be enjoyed in one of the 20-plus eateries. Perhaps you’d adore a picnic by the beach or atop a cliff, or a progressive dinner. Many local folk also present quaint ‘honesty boxes’ at the front of their homes where you are free to buy their special produce offerings.
AND THERE’S MORE
Golf at a seaside course, bushwalking, arts and crafts, produce markets, traditional weaving and dancing, spa treatments, snorkelling, surfing and fishing. Take a trip to nearby Phillip Island sea bird sanctuary, go kayaking around the rugged coastline or try deep-sea fishing.
Then come for the special occasions of Bounty Day, Taste Norfolk Island, the jazz festival, country music festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. Come, come! It’s close to home and fab in every way!
Extraordinary and breathtaking vistas abound around the island. Beaches and waterways for swimming and sports are truly splendid.