Located in Oceania, just east of Australia, Norfolk Island has always been a famous vacation destination among people who simply want to explore and enjoy nature at its best. With many captivating and unspoiled natural attractions, Norfolk Island truly defines what pristine natural beauty is, as nature can definitely get any more pristine and unspoiled than this beautiful island. Just imagine spending vacation on an utterly pollution-less and secluded island where people get to breathe fresh air, explore and enjoy the green lush forests and magnificent beaches with their crystal clear waters, and just have a taste of a heavenly paradise.
The most remarkable aspect of the island is the many pine trees that border its coastlines and the city streets. In fact, the many pine trees seen on mainland Australia are said to have originated from this Pacific island. The island flag even features the famous Norfolk Island pine at its center.
Norfolk Island is also one of the most unique among the Pacific islands because of its landscape. It has rocky and rugged shorelines with huge ocean waves pounding the cliffs. Its lush green hills, on the other hand, will remind everyone about England. The island has parklands, national parks, and reserves, as well as sandy beaches that are perfect for surfing and diving.
On this island, tourists can get as active or as relaxed as they can. There is a huge variety of recreational activities, both in land and water. Water activities include swimming, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, and fishing tours. Meanwhile, for those who want to explore the island’s green forest, they can do bushwalking, cycling, mountain biking, and bird watching. They can even do scenic flights and have a bird’s eye view of Norfolk Island. The island has a subtropical type of climate, with an average temperature of 18-19 degrees Celsius during winter and 23-25 degrees Celsius during summer, perfect for such outdoor activities.
Tourists can also get to know more about the island’s rich and interesting history and culture. Cultural and historical sites on the island include the St. Barnabas Chapel, a beautiful 1880s church that features rose windows and stained glass windows; the Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama that features world-renowned sea-faring stories; and the Kingston’s cemetery and its historical tombstones.
With captivating and beautiful scenery and rich extraordinary culture, Norfolk Island is, as what Captain James Cook has described it in the 1700s, a paradise on earth. To get to this beautiful island, tourists can take the Norfolk Jet Express from Australia or the Air New New Zealand from Auckland.
When it comes to hotel and accommodation, there are many ideal places to stay in. These include The Colonial and The Paradise Hotel and Resort, which are both close to many of the island’s top attractions and offer some of the best Norfolk Island packages. Situated in landscaped grounds, The Colonial features colonial architecture and décor with state-of-the-art amenities for a more comfortable and convenient stay. The Paradise Hotel and Resort, on the other hand, is a three-star resort hotel nestled on a beautifully-landscaped subtropical garden and offers one of the best hotel experience in Norfolk Island.