Norfolk Island Things To Do

Norfolk Island Things To Do

Wataweih! or ‘hello’ from Norfolk Island.

Situated an easy 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, & located mid-way between Australia & NZ.

Visitors are simply astounded by Norfolk’s beauty, with tall majestic pines, high rising cliffs, green undulating valleys, lush rainforest & brilliant turquoise waters over coral reefs. It’s no surprise that photographers, painters & artists find inspiration here.

Our little Island is packed full of things to see & do, here is...

10 of the Best Things About Norfolk Island

1. Emily Bay

A beyond picturesque playground for locals & visitors alike. Swim, snorkel & play, all without any maddening crowds. Make sure to enjoy a burger from the mobile ‘Kingfisher Bus’.

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2. Heritage & Culture

How does such a small Island lay claim to such rich history & stories? The locals have their own language, customs & heritage & the World Heritage status of Kingston reveals its multi- faceted convict and historical importance.

3. Fresh Seasonal Food

The Island has always grown its own seasonal produce – the way the rest of us are now catching on to! You won’t believe the taste of vegies, their ‘food miles’ can be measured in metres and they’ve never seen a day of cold storage! November’s annual Food Festival celebrates our bounteous harvest.

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4. Beauty Abounds

This Island goes beyond any superlative you can think of. Suffice to say there must have been a reason why out of all the Pacific Islands he visited, the only place Captain Cook described as ‘paradise’, was Norfolk Island.

5. Sport

Norfolk Islanders love their sport and not only participate themselves but host many Open Tournaments. An excellent way to get to know the locals is by joining a golf, bowls, archery, or pistol shooting event. Their newest event, outrigging, is an excellent spectator event as well.

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6. Artistic Inspiration

This is a creative place, no doubt partly inspired by the Island’s peace and beauty. Joining an En Plein Air painting, photography and even quilting trip is an excellent way to combine artistic passions with a holiday.

7. Getting Out Into It

Choose between walking trails in vivid green rainforest, snorkelling in crystal clear waters, beach walks, kayaking, deep sea fishing or a game of golf. Norfolk is being increasingly appreciated for its adventure activities offering plenty of choice for energetic visitors! Sunset cliff-top drinks and a BBQ followed by star-gazing completes any day.

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8. Phillip Island

Only 20 minutes by boat, outlying Phillip Island is a nature lover’s nirvana. A stunning, even if strenuous walk discovers the largest breeding populations of red-tailed tropic birds in Australia amongst thousands of breeding birds. A true conservation success story can be discovered here.

9. Friendly Locals

Barely a visitor returns without commenting on the friendliness and easy manner of the locals. Make sure to return the Norfolk ‘wave’ when driving, and know you’ll be genuinely welcomed to have a chat at a local club, in an Islander’s home during a Progressive Dinner, in a café or out and about!

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10. Special Celebrations

You’ll find unique celebrations on Norfolk Island, the most poignant being Bounty Day, celebrating the June 1856 arrival of the Islanders’ from Pitcairn Island. There’s a Thanksgiving public holiday & also one to commemorate the 1788 arrival of the ‘First Fleeters’.


  1. Miriam Chamberlain on July 12, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Love the horse and carriage rides, and unloading of the boats.

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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.

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Crest Apartments

SAVE $680 per couple if booked by 31 May 2024. The Crest Apartments occupies a prime position on an elevated 3 hectare block, looking out to Phillip Island and the Pacific Ocean. 

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Glencar Luxury Villas

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Christian’s of Bucks Point

SAVE $1,770 per group of six if booked by 31 May 2024 and discover the rich history of this 3 bedroom heritage house.

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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 $2889 pp twin share
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Ocean Breeze Cottages

SAVE $560 per couple with this stay 7 nights, pay for 5* for travel between 01 June to 31 August 2024. Ideally located high in the centre of the island, these self-contained cottages have broad panoramic views.  The property also has a tennis court and barbecue area and transit lounge for guests use.

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Hillside Ocean View Spa Villa

The White House

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Aloha Apartments

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Private & Peaceful

Whitewood Sea

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