Just two hours off the East Coast of Australia sits Norfolk Island, which is part of the Australian External Territory. While small, this island plays an important part in Australian convict and settler history and is also home to many descendants of the HMS Bounty ship. A common misconception is that Norfolk Island is only worthwhile if you have an interest in history.
However, this lush green island has so much more to offer. So irrespective of whether you have an interest or someone looking for a relaxing holiday, Norfolk Island Holidays are for everyone.
One: Soak up some history
One of the best things to when on holiday in a new location is to try and experience some of the history and culture, and Norfolk Island Holidays can be the perfect place to do this.
Norfolk Island has a rich and colourful history, full of world heritage and historic sites. Visitors of the island can immerse themselves in the Polynesian history and culture through partaking in tours, visiting museums and exploring the natural beauty of the Island.
Day Two: Explore the landscape
Norfolk Island has an incredibly beautiful landscape, characterized by its towering pine trees, jagged cliffs, and rolling hills, so don’t leave the island without exploring some of the incredible natural elements. Nature lovers can explore the island through a range of scenic bush and garden walks scattered with beautiful flora and fauna. The island is also home to stunning native birds, making it the perfect spot for bird watching.
Day Three: Lounge around at the beach
What many people don’t know is that Norfolk Island, along with its incredible countryside vista, is home to some spectacular beaches. The best part about visiting the beach at Norfolk Island is that due to the Island’s sub-tropical temperature, the water is at perfect swimming temperature all year round.
Norfolk Island has three main beaches that are nestled at the base of high cliffs. These are Emily Bay, named one of the safest beaches in the world; Slaughter Bay, which is perfect for snorkeling and Anson Bay, the most secluded beach on the island.
Day Four: Indulge in a food tour
For those foodies out there, Norfolk Island is one of the best destinations to enjoy a true paddock to plate experience. Several companies on the Island have a range of foodie outings on offer such as cheese and wine tours, buffet lunches and high teas, which give tourists a chance to sample the local produce and enjoy traditional Polynesian meals. As well as this, Norfolk Island is home to 25 different eateries, so there’s sure to be something for everyone’s taste.
Day Five: Dive into a water adventure
After exploring the island and relaxing on the beach, it’s time to set out on an adventure and see what the island really has to offer.
Norfolk Island is a great spot to enjoy a range of water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and is even a renowned surfing spot approved by a professional longboarder, Jack Entwistle. The best part is that the secluded nature of the Island means that often, visitors won’t have to share their space with others. For fishers, this means more fish, and for surfers, no competing for the best wave!
For those who love the water but perhaps don’t want to jump in, try a glass-bottom boat tour for an amazing out of water snorkeling experience.
Day Six: Get active
At Norfolk Island, the adventure doesn’t just stop in the water. There is a large range of exciting activities to enjoy the land for families, couples, groups, and singles.
For the sporty adventurers, Norfolk Island offers a large range of sporting experiences including archery, bowling, tennis, clay targeting, paintball, pistol club, bike riding, squash, and golf. As well as sport, the Island also has a fun hedge maze to explore, a mini-golf course and a highlight for many is exploring the bottle house- and entire family homemade from bottles!
Day Seven: Pamper yourself
After a week of adventuring, a great way to end the Norfolk Island experience is to indulge and treat yourself to a wellness day. Norfolk has several yoga and mindfulness classes available, as well as spas offering massages, facials, hairdressing, and nail care.
Believe it or not, due to the pure air quality on the island, Norfolk is said to have healing powers for the body. Many visitors have found that the air has cleared their head, with some even noticing prominent dark circles disappear from their eyes.
If you are now contemplating Norfolk Island for your next holiday, start looking for Norfolk Island Holiday Packages and Travel Deals online for the best value and a stress-free trip.