Norfolk Island is for History Lovers
Norfolk Island was selected as an ideal penal colony thanks to its remoteness and economic potential. The first settlers arrived in 1788 and set about building a gaol and other town facilities. The gaol and several other buildings remain today and are often said to be the best examples of all Australia’s convict sites, so much so that it has won UNESCO World Heritage status. Kingston, situated on Slaughter Bay, is the island’s main town. Many of its buildings have been restored and now house museums and galleries documenting Norfolk Island’s storied past.
ENQUIRE NOW TO FIND YOUR EXPERIENCE HOLIDAY >
Explore Nature in Norfolk
Discover the amazing National Park and botanical gardens of Norfolk Island. The National Park covers over five square kilometres and offers incredibly picturesque walking trails, stunning scenery and rich diversity of bird and plant life. Tracks wind through lush palm forests, stands of Norfolk Island pine and along the coastal fringe. Many endemic and endangered species can be spotted. You can even walk beneath the tallest tree ferns on earth. Tracks are well marked by signs and have a range of grades and lengths to suit all fitness levels. Take in the incredible island views from Mt Pitt and Mt Bates, the two highest points on the island. Visit the Captain Cook monument and lookout platform for spectacular coastline views. This is a great place to stop for a bite to eat as there are picnic facilities and barbecues on-site. Explore the Botanical Gardens and learn about Norfolk Island’s plants and animals. The track is mostly boardwalk so easy to enjoy at a leisurely pace.
VIEW DEAL >