Norfolk Island has something for every traveller.
Located less than 1500 kilometres from the east coast of Australia, Norfolk Island is a perfect destination for a quick getaway.
Norfolk Island is famed for its Pine trees, jagged cliffs and beautiful scenery. But, although it is an idyllic destination sure to soothe the tension away, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that it is also steeped in history.
Discovered by Captain James Cook, Norfolk Island is often referred to as “paradise”. However, it was also a harsh and unforgiving penal colony for 66 years from 1788. Norfolk Island has been home to descendants of the Bounty mutineers since 1856.
Visitors to Norfolk Island can learn more about its colourful history at various museums. There are 4 museums to visit including the Pier Store and Commissariat Store. Don’t pass up the opportunity see the historical photo display at the historical Lions Club or do the Pitcairn Settlers Village Tour. If you’re after a moving and memorable experience, why not think about taking a cemetery tour where you can learn about past inhabitants and their stories?
For nature lovers, Norfolk Island is a dream destination. A visit to Crystal Pool and Emily Bay lagoon should definitely be on your list! Emily Bay lagoon was included in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Top 10 Beaches of Australia 2017. It is nothing short of stunning. Norfolk Island also offers a range of lookouts, beautiful gardens, public reserves and national parks – guaranteed to help recharge the batteries before heading back home.
Norfolk Island offers activities for all ages and the junior travellers will be well catered for at the mini golf course and hedge maze. Measuring only 8 kilometres x 5 kilometres, Norfolk Island is perfect for family exploration. Whether it be swimming, snorkeling, surfing, cycling or walking, there are plenty of ways to exhaust the body and calm the mind.
There’s no doubt you’ll work up an appetite and Norfolk Island offers a range of dining options to suit all ages and budgets. This is also the case with accommodation which ranges from holiday cottages to villas and resorts.
Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking. Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.