It is true that Norfolk is a sleepy, small island half-way between the Australian mainland and the more well-known Pacific Islands but that is part of the charm of this very pretty, scenic island which is easy to get around and is only 34 square kilometres. Everything is close and easy to cover during your holiday – even if it is short. Beautiful seascapes are never far away, and Norfolk has everything from tranquil lagoons to places where you can surf, dive and snorkel.
Food is great in Norfolk also, and along with fresh seafood you can get lots of delicious food as the island specialises in “farm to table” in-season produce. The island is covered in grazing cows, lamb and dairy products come in from New Zealand and Norfolk has many specialist offerings like the delicious platters from the Hilli Goat Farm and their very own boutique winery. Surprisingly alcohol is very affordable and if you produce your boarding pass the local bottle shop will give you 30% discount off your purchases!
Norfolk Island has its own golf course, complete with heritage club house which is open for meals even if you aren’t playing golf. It has a great position with lovely views and it is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Whilst on holiday on Norfolk Island you can do some unique activities like take a Lantern Lit Ghost Tour, participate in a Murder Mystery Dinner, go on a Breakfast Bushwalk or enjoy an Island Fish Fry. Active holiday makers will enjoy swimming in Emily Bay (listed as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the Pacific), walking one of the many trails in the Norfolk Island National Park, snorkelling, sea kayaking, surfing, joining a yoga or Tai Chi class, fishing, trying barefoot bowls or just exploring the island in the Mokes available locally for hire.
For those travellers who like history, Norfolk Island has its own place in the history books. There are many museums and attractions that cover the Mutiny on the Bounty side of Norfolk Island and its past.
Regardless of what you are in to, put Norfolk Island on your bucket list! If you need any further information on this great destination speak to either Kymberly or Brian from Travel & Cruise Professionals – they have both visited Norfolk Island and are able to help you experience this wonderful destination for yourself!