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Experience Norfolk Island, Pacific Islands

South Pacific
South Pacific
South Pacific

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.

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