Norfolk Island is a South Pacific paradise like no other - sub-tropical and verdant. With its stately pine trees, haunting history and colourful local culture, Norfolk Island goes beyond the south sea island stereotype of waving palm trees to offer a destination that is unique.
Remote Norfolk Island, just 3455ha, was first settled in 1788
as a penal colony and later became home to descendants of the famous Mutineers of the Bounty. Today's inhabitants are a friendly mix of Norfolk Islanders, Australians and New Zealanders. Norfolk Island is now a shopper's mecca with a large range of low-tax, high quality products from all over the world.
The geological make-up of Norfolk Island is stunning, with cliffs rising steeply out of the ocean, the coastline levelling out to small beaches and a lagoon bordered by protective reefs. The island has patches of sub-tropical rainforest and gently rolling pastureland dotted with Norfolk pines. The sub-tropical climate makes Norfolk Island a pleasant year-round destination with no extremes of temperature.
Visit Norfolk Island and discover the interesting culture and history of this small nation in the South Pacific.
1610km ENE of Sydney, Australia
; 1063km NNW of Auckland, New Zealand
; 772km SE of Noumea, New Caledonia
2,200 (a third Norfolk Islanders, a third Australians, a third New Zealanders)
Sub-tropical - the temperature rarely falls below 12ºC
Summer - October to March with an average day temperature of 24ºC and cooler evenings.
Winter - April to September with an average day temperature of 17ºC.
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 11.5 hours
Colourful history, snorkelling & glass-bottom boat tours, diving, Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Gardens, shopping, dining, horse & carriage tours, horse riding, walking, golf, 4WD tours.