7 reasons to visit Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island is a delightful place right on Australia’s doorstep, where you can truly ‘get away from it all’. If you want a relaxing island holiday among breathtaking scenery, with plenty of things to do and luxury accommodation, our friends at Aloha Apartments have seven reasons for you to put this destination at the top of your next holiday wish-list:
Norfolk Island Lookout. Credit: Norfolk Island Tourism.
1. It's just so easy to get there
Located only the hours from Australia's east coast by air, Norfolk Island is on Australia's doorstep. It offers many of the great attributes you'd find in more distant overseas holiday locations. For busy singles, couples, groups, or families looking for a quick and easy, or spur-of-the-moment getaway, Norfolk Island is ideal. There's no need to change currency because Norfolk Island uses Aussie dollars and Australians travelling on a valid Australian or New Zealand passport can enter as a tourist without the need for a Visa.
2. Activate all your senses
Whether you’re single, a couple or a family, there's a variety of activities to keep you busy if you like an active holiday. Tennis, bowling, mini-golf, golf, hiking, mountain-biking, bushwalking, snorkelling, fishing and surfing are all in easy reach. Or, if quiet pampering is your preference you'll find plenty of places offering massage, beauty treatments and yoga classes. Of course there are also plenty of places where you can simply curl up with a good book and a great view. The Island's temperate climate means that its many activities can be enjoyed all year round.
Norfolk Island Golf Course. Credit: Norfolk Island Tourism.
3. Balance solitude with bustle
About a third of Norfolk Island is dedicated National Park, so if it’s privacy you're craving, then you can definitely find it. But the small size of the island itself means that while you might feel like you're exploring in the middle of nowhere, you're actually never too far from cafes, restaurants and shops. Norfolk Island feels just like an intimate village – with all the modern conveniences, plus some great escapes. The scenery is amazing so your camera will get a great workout too.
4. Swim and surf your cares away
Nothing says ‘relaxation’ quite like long, stretches of white sand and a clear blue sea. Take a stroll along the beach, or a dip in the sea. Sprawl out on the sand. Snorkelling is very popular and there's much to be explored along the coastline. In fact the island is rich in all sorts of animal and plant life.
5. Step back in time
Norfolk Island has a significant place in Australian history, but it’s only when you get there that you truly get a sense of it. Stories from its convict days are well-preserved in buildings, its cemetery and several museums, plus there’s lots of daily entertainment narrating the dramas of the past. The influence of British culture is strong, but it’s tempered by the Island’s unique history. You might be surprised to learn a thing or two about Polynesian explorers and the whalers who helped to shape this once-isolated place.
Norfolk Island Historic Building. Credit: Norfolk Island Tourism.
6. Timeless fun
The TV, your iPad or your Blackberry just can’t offer the same kind of once-in-a-lifetime experience that old-time activities like a horse and cart ride or the adventure of getting lost in the Island’s famous hedge-maze. Both are perfect for the young and the young-at-heart.
Norfolk Island Horse and Cart Ride image. Credit: Norfolk Island Tourism.
7. Eat, drink and be merry
Most food served in the local cafes and restaurants is produced on the Island. It’s fresh and delicious and you won’t be disappointed. It’s easy to find a nice beer or a good drop of wine too. There’s a variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs so you can be sure to find meals and snacks to tempt your tastebuds. Many eateries cater for children with a special kids’ menu, too.
Tourists are always most welcome on Norfolk Island and the locals are friendly and helpful. There’s a lot to do that won’t break your budget. It’s the perfect holiday island for all ages that’s close to home, with everything you need, including great accommodation.
Posted By Roland on 11th February 2014
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Wow, such awesome scenery!
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