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This Sporting Norfolk Island…

Our little island is definitely sports mad and our sporting clubs are not only enthusiastic about welcoming locals into their sport, but also inviting visitors to be included in their annual tournaments and events. As a visitor, it can feel like you’re already a winner combining a love of your chosen sport with a fantastic holiday on Norfolk Island. Find out about all our sporting events on offer.

A Sports Mad Island

There are no less than thirteen sporting events that the Norfolk Island Travel Centre has on its annual calendar. And this is aside from non-events such as sports fishing, fitness holidays and causal games of golf, bowls or tennis that can be accessed year round.

Sporting Norfolk Island - Bowls greens

Norfolk Island Bowls greens

Perhaps one of the most popular sports is lawn bowls and the Norfolk Island Bowling Club invites players to join them throughout the year in the South Pacific Pairs, TAB Classic Triples and Heritage Bounty Fours Lawn Bowls. With a club motto of “there are no strangers, just friends we haven’t met” visiting bowlers will assured of joining very friendly comp’s.

Sporting Norfolk Island - Veterans Tennis GamesFor the more mature sportsman or woman, there are two key veterans’ tournaments to get into. The Norfolk Island Cheryl Tennis Club runs Veterans Tennis Championships in the second week of April, catering for 4 age divisions from 40 to 70+. Play occurs on the Club’s sand based astro turf courts and the socialising happens in the Club House with this seriously fun club!

Sporting Norfolk Island - golf green with clubhouse

Norfolk Island golf green with clubhouse

Golf on Norfolk Island is played on one of the most beautiful courses you are ever likely to encounter. Located within World Heritage listed Kingston, the Norfolk Island Golf Club offers a Veterans Golf Tournament from 13-17 February 2017 and is open to players aged 50years and over. The challenge is not to be distracted by the views on the 4th hole as you hit over the cliff edge to either land on a small green – or the beach below! Aside from the Vets Tournament there are three Competitions others to choose from: Castaway Bounty Open, Hardys Wine Pro Am Classic and the Governors Cup.

Sporting Norfolk Island

2016 NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge

April see’s outrigger canoe racing with all the excitement of 6km and 12km races, and a challenging round-the-island relay with The Norfolk Ocean Challenge. This is an event not only for paddlers, but spectators alike!

Pistol shooting, Clay Target Shooting, 3D Archery  and even a Fly In, Model aero challenge are amongst the other popular events run each year. Of course coming to Norfolk Island for a sporting event doesn’t mean that non-sporting spouses and friends will have nothing to do. The island has so much on offer including swimming, snorkelling, shopping and walks through the National Park. Our history is astounding – in fact its World Heritage listed in Kingston, the centre of our penal settlement past.

Holiday packages to Norfolk Island start at $999pp twin share ex Brisbane and $1049pp twin share ex Sydney. Prices include: Return ‘seat and bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, pre-paid airline taxes & meet and greet at Norfolk Island Airport, 7 nights twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire including surcharge (petrol is extra and payable whilst on the island), half day Island tour, discount shopping car with free gift, complimentary mini-golf and Walk in The Wild’.  Prices current at time of publishing, subject to availability & change without notice. Conditions apply.

For more details on any of the events of Sporting Norfolk Island, email us at travel@travelcentre.nf or contact by freecall from Australia on 1800 1400 66 or NZ on 0800 0088 10.