Norfolk Island Holidays Guide
New South Wales, Australia
Norfolk Island is a small place with a lot of history. Located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, it has been the abode of Polynesian seafarers, a penal colony, and more recently, the home to descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers and Tahitians. This has contributed to the unique culture, and sights of historic interest such as the convict ruins that are dotted around the lush vegetation of the island. It is also an island rich in endemic wildlife and flora and fauna, with breeding sea-birds like the Providence Petrel and the evergreen Norfolk Island pine forming the stalwart symbols of the island.
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Take a tour at Pitcairn Settlers Village to learn about the history and culture of the island, or visit Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, a 360 degree panoramic painting of the famous 1789 mutiny on the HMS Bounty. On the coast, the beaches of Emily Bay are protected from the open ocean by reef and are an especially popular option for families because of its safety. Take a gentle stroll along the coastline of Anson Bay or follow Birdle Track to visit Captain Cook Monument and have a picnic at only part of the island the Captain explored.
The majority of visitors to Norfolk Island spend time in Burnt Pine. Five minutes away, the commercial and administrative hub of Kingston is home to preserved Georgian houses as well as popular beaches like Slaughter Bay which offer spectacular views of the coast. Lookouts like Queen Elizabeth II as well as the island's only golf course are located nearby. Along the north-west and south, there are a number of swimming and surfing spots, as well as shops for travellers to buy souvenirs.
Norfolk Island and its parks and gardens can be explored by foot, but those who are feeling a little more adventurous may like to explore the island by horse trail, bicycle or 4WD. The local coffee plantation runs tours weekly, the farmers market offers a taste of local seasonal fruit and vegetables and the locally produced liqueur filled chocolates and guava jam. The abundant marine life will attract those who enjoy the wondrous discoveries of snorkelling and diving. Have a round of golf or two at the sea-side golf course. Bird watching is also a pleasant pastime on this beautiful island.
Norfolk Island is a place where you can lay back, relax, unwind, and understand how easy it is to indulge in the simple things in life.
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