Norfolk Island is a tiny Australian outpost in the South Pacific, emerging from an underwater ridge stretching from New Zealand to New Caledonia. A convict site spanning the era of transportation to Australia, 1788–1855, it was also where descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian partners arrived in 1856. Remnants from both settlements still exist today and there's even a June public holiday, 'Bounty Day'. Read more...
Jacaranda Cottages, Norfolk Island 4-StarNorfolk Island
Surrounded by glorious gardens full of flowers and native plants, our four star country style cottages offer all you could want for a relaxing and comfortable stay on the island. And to compliment your stay, a very comfortable 4 door late model hire car with insurance is included.
Travel Dates:Departing Sydney 01 May 2015 - 28 September 2015
Christian's of Bucks Point, Norfolk Island 4.5-StarNorfolk Island
Situated on over two acres of land overlooking Ball Bay and Phillip Island, this truly stunning home awaits you with its warm and peaceful atmosphere, created over many years of island hospitality. This self contained property will be exclusively yours, perfect for a romantic escape for two or ideal for a large family or corporate group of up to six.
Travel Dates:Departing Sydney 24 April 2015 - 11 May 2015; 12 June 2015 - 11 September 2015
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.