Get Inspired / Norfolk Island Experience Norfolk Island, Pacific Islands Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Norfolk Island Experience Norfolk Island, Pacific Islands story by: Inspire South Pacific This delightfully unique destination will take you by surprise – so rich in history and breathtakingly beautiful, Norfolk Island is as enchanting and quaint as its friendly locals who have lived on this tiny island for generations, many of whom are descendants of those famous Bounty mutineers. You’ll find it hard to believe, as you drive down quiet country roads or walk through the soaring trees of the National Park, that this could ever have been the setting for such a checkered and at times gruesome past: firstly as the site of two penal colonies, then as a new home for descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Adventure tourism is still growing, but if you’re after a little excitement, you can opt for activities like sea-kayaking, mountain biking, big game fishing and horse trekking. The subtropical temperature is the icing on the cake: average maximums range from 18˚C in winter to 24˚C in summer. Despite its compact size (total area is less than 35 square kilometres) Norfolk Island is the “Bounteous Isle“, in every way – just awaiting your exploration and discovery. Norfolk Island is truly a captivating experience. Highlights • HISTORY – Take a journey back through time with a visit to the Museum or on one of the local tours depicting the islands fascinating history. • WINING & DINING – Almost everything eaten is plucked from the soil or sea meaning food tastes just as it should, full of flavour and rich in nutrients. With over 35 restaurants, cafés and clubs there’s a wide choice of gourmet delights to enjoy! • GALLERIES – Discover art galleries, craft cottages and artisan studios across the Island featuring paintings, pottery, jewellery, textiles, wood works, photography, and woven and plaited pieces. • NATIONAL PARKS – Lose yourself in the five hectares of wild mountainsides that form Norfolk Island National Park. Wander the lush walking tracks and you’ll encounter giant vines, tree ferns, delicate flowers and many rare rainforest species. • FISHING – Locals tend to call it ‘catching’ – and with good reason. Cast your line from one of the two piers or join a charter fishing trip and complete your day by cooking your own catch. • SEA SIDE GOLF – Golf courses don’t get more scenic than this. It’s only 9 holes and the main challenge is trying not to be distracted by the breathtaking views from the fairways. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire Magazine - Explore the South Pacific Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Family Cruising in the South Pacific Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.