The Crest Apartments
Situated on an elevated 3 hectare site with expansive well-kept grounds with barbeque and garden seating positioned to take advantage of the seascape, it is the perfect spot for outdoor dining and offering great views of the Pacific Ocean and the two nearby offshore islands from the property.
Travel Dates: Sydney 4 - 14 August, 13 - 27 November 2017.
Situated in the heart of Burnt Pine - Norfolk's shopping and cafe district. The supermarket, cafes, restaurants and clubs are literally a minute's walk from the front entrance, while set in private landscaped grounds.
Travel Dates: Sydney 23 June - 4 August 2017.
Down a country lane, Poinciana Cottages is a peaceful retreat on the edge of town, with rolling valley and mountain views, as well as leafy tropical gardens. The cottages are close to all amenities, shops, cafes and restaurants and Burnt Pine is within walking distance.
Travel Dates: Sydney 19 June - 14 August 2017.
Deep azure seas, towering pines and a colourful colonial past
History aside, Norfolk Island is beautiful. You can hike up Mount Bates through rainforest remnants, dive in crystaline waters, paddle lagoons and it's a magnificent location for star gazing. The 9-hole golf course is a pretty one and there are several annual music festivals, including jazz, opera and country. Accommodation is usually in the range of 3–4 star and many places offer car hire as part of their tariff. Though the island is only 5 kilometres by 8 kilometres, it's handy to have a car.
Happily, a holiday on Norfolk Island can be had year-round due to its pleasantly temperate location. Only a 2–2.5-hour flight from Brisbane or Sydney, respectively and 1.5 hours from Auckland; you can be here in no time! Just remember to bring your passport, even if you're coming from Australia.