Emily Bay is Calling

Emily Bay is Calling

Summer + Norfolk Island = Emily Bay.

This stunning beach has it all. Come for a swim! Emily Bay is a unique gem. The clarity of her warm turquoise waters refresh, invigorate and relax. Mother Nature has striven for perfection in her creation with a perfectly formed Bay overlooking an outer lying reef that serves to shelter and protect the beach. This is the perfect place for families to safely and easily enjoy a Norfolk Island summer holiday.

A well-placed raft near the middle of the Bay becomes the epi-centre for many. Younger swimmers strive to get there and just love the thrill of jumping off safely holding hands with mum and dad. Teenagers enjoy their turn to hang-out together with a friendly bombing challenge and sunbake. Everyone is drawn to a ‘swim to the raft’, it is absolutely irresistible.

Norfolk Island Travel Centre Emily Bay Swimmer Snorkel

Aside from playing at the waters edge or a swim to the raft, Emily Bay is the beginning point for snorkelling over fish filled corals that extend around the point and along the Slaughter Bay reef. From standing on the sand you’ll be over the reef within a few minutes and as it’s protected is perfect for even young swimmers. Some accommodation properties have snorkel gear you can use, bring your own, or hire it from the Land and Sea shop in town. Snorkelling just doesn’t get any easier.

At low tide a walk around the reef provides endless pools to gaze into filled with all wonder of sea life. When the tide is really low you can walk on both the inner and outer reefs. On the surf side of the outer reef you’ll be passing the best classroom for a history lesson for primary aged kids as they’ll be on the site where the flagship of the First Fleet, HMS Sirius was wrecked. In midday heat, a visit to the Sirius Museum located just behind Slaughter Bay will reveal her artefacts including a 1.7-ton anchor and carronades.

Some days you’ll see the local Norfolk Island Wa’a Outrigger club members out for a paddle in their 6-man outriggers. If they can, the club welcomes teenage and adult visitors who are competent swimmers to ask to have a go for a paddle up to Slaughter Bay and back. With some quick instructions you’ll experience the Bay and reef in a whole new, stunning and exhilarating way.

Of course, summer sees many locals out enjoying Emily Bay from sun-up to sun-down. Families BBQ dinner and the local food bus ‘Se Moosa Bus’ fills the air with delicious hamburger cooking smells. But don’t expect crowds of people. Even over the Christmas period when the beach is at its busiest, you’ll still be able to just pull up and park.

The beauty of Emily Bay is profound. From the muted tones of early dawn quiet, to a startling midday yellow and turquoise vibrancy, to a picture-perfect end of the day orange-hued sunset, this incredible beach has it all.

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Hot Deals - valid for selected travel dates up until 31 March 2025

Country-style Cottages

Trade Winds Country Cottages

Country-style cottages sit on extensive gardens that grow fresh produce available for guest use, Trade Winds Country Cottages offer the perfect island and country escape combined.

From $1999 pp quad share
ON SALE - Self-contained Apartment!

Crest Apartments

SAVE $350 per couple if booked by 30 June 2024. Valid for travel 01 July to 31 August 2024, 1 to 31 December 2024. 

From $1799 pp twin share
5 Star Adults Only Luxury

Glencar Luxury Villas

Glencar Luxury Villas is the ultimate 5 star adults only property on Norfolk Island. With awe inspiring views over the countryside towards Mount Pitt and the ocean, these One Bedroom Villas are perfect for relaxation and escape from the every day.

From $4079 pp twin share
ON SALE - Heritage House Stay!

Christian’s of Bucks Point

SAVE $1,840 per group of six if booked by 30 June 2024 and discover the rich history of this 3 bedroom heritage house.

From $2179 pp six share

Governor’s Lodge

Discover resort-style accommodation at Governor’s Lodge. Close to town and the sights of Kingston, yet set on 12 acres of subtropical gardens offering the perfect Norfolk Island escape.

From $2229 pp twin share
ON SALE - Stay 7 Pay 5!

Ocean Breeze Cottages

SAVE $555 per couple if booked and travelled by 31 August 2024. Valid for travel 01 June 2024 to 31 August 2024.

From $2149 pp twin share
Hillside Ocean View Spa Villa

The White House

Located in the prestigious Buck’s Point area, this Presidential, 5-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom hillside ocean view spa villa is for your Exclusive Indulgence – no other guests or neighbours.

From $2029 pp eight share
Centrally located

Aloha Apartments

Stay 7 nights at centrally located Aloha Apartments Norfolk Island. Relax and unwind in a fully self contained apartment that offers all the comforts and conveniences of home.

From $2229 pp twin share
ON SALE - Stay 7 Pay 6!

Whitewood Sea

SAVE $230 per couple if booked and travelled by 31 August 2024. Valid for travel 01 June 2024 to 31 August 2024.

From $2099 pp twin share