Norfolk Island

Welcome to our beautiful island!

About Norfolk Island

Fascinating History - A Short Intro

One of the first places you’ll want to visit will be Norfolk Island’s World Heritage Site (Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historical Area – KAVHA). Go on a lantern-lit ghost tour or take your time wandering through the curious museums that tell the incredible stories of the various island settlements. There are some beautiful art stores where you can pick up a keep-sake. Cyclorama is a must see 360º painting created by local artists detailing Norfolk Island’s infamous history.

Useful Info

Do I really need a hire car on Norfolk Island?

When visiting our beautiful island, hiring a car is a must! Although Norfolk Island is a small island, there is no public transport and the island is very hilly. Hiring a car will give you the freedom to explore and fully appreciate our beautiful island, its undulating rural topography, country roads and quaint byways, leading to the beach, rain forest parks, picnic reserves and staggering cliff top panoramas.

The ‘Norfolk Wave’

The ‘Norfolk Wave’ in all its various forms is seen every time you pass another vehicle; yes we acknowledge each other with the raising of a finger, a thumbs up, or the full blown hand wave. Every bus driver, public service vehicles and even the police will give you the friendly Norfolk Wave; please join with us in this island tradition and enjoy the camaraderie of feeling connected.

Sharing the Road with Cows

Moo-ve over because on Norfolk, you share the roads with local cows and they have right of way. Whilst you may at first find it odd and a little intimidating you will quickly adjust to driving with cows wandering freely on our roads. Please be aware that we allow them right of way and in return they keep the roadside cropped and tidy. The speed limit on Norfolk varies but must not exceed 50kph anywhere. Be especially attentive around the school zone limited to 30kph and through the township at 40kph. Seat belts are compulsory and the drink drive tolerance restricted to 0.05 with blood tests often required where an accident or traffic incident occurs.

Our Island Gem

Where is Norfolk Island?

Located in the middle of the South Pacific between New Zealand and New Caledonia, Norfolk Island is a relatively unknown hidden gem. It is only a 2.5 hr flight from the Australian mainland or 1.5 hr from New Zealand. Air New Zealand operates direct flights from Brisbane and Sydney, and Air Chathams offers some direct flights from Auckland.

When should I visit?

A question that we get asked every day! Fortunately Norfolk Island enjoys an agreeable sub-tropical climate. To experience Norfolk Island’s best weather, visit during the months of October to March. The warmest months, are January, February and March. However, Norfolk is lucky to have an amazing calendar of events that spread across the entire calendar year to plan your trip around.

What is there to do on Norfolk Island?

Although a small island, Norfolk is packed with things to see and do. Many tours and guided experiences are available from local operators that can explore the rich history of our island like a walking tour of World Heritage Kingston, or explore our picturesque environment with a bird watching tour, or taste our island’s unique cultural food at an Island Fish Fry. In addition to organised tours there are lots of things to do independently under your own steam. Make sure you check out Emily Bay, a stunning lagoon enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

Guests are welcome to pre-book any tours, dinners or activities by contacting our friendly Eldoo team.

Where Should I Stay

Our team highly recommends local accommodations Hibiscus Crown and Hibiscus Regal.  

Hibiscus Crown apartments comprise 9 fully self-contained apartments. All apartments can be sold as one bedroom apartments if required. They are a boutique property centrally located and go above and beyond to exceed expectations.

Hibiscus Regal apartments comprise of 8 one-bedroom apartments, centrally located close to town yet within a private sub-tropical garden. Their focus is to provide guests with value for money and comfort.

Respect our Beautiful Island

When out and about there is an unwritten protocol that we all respect to either place rubbish in the receptacles provided around our streets, parks and reserves or take it home. Everyone appreciates the resulting pristine environment in all its natural beauty. 

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33 New Cascade Road, P.O. Box 696, Norfolk Island 2899
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