Surrounded by miles of sandy coast, on Norfolk Island you’ll never be too far from an ocean lookout or a stroll to the sea.
You can’t beat a swim or snorkel through the sparkling waters of Emily BayOpens in a new tab or window, one of Australia’s clearest beaches protected by coral reef and home to an abundance of underwater life. Rent a surfboard and catch a wave at favourite surf breaks Anson Bay or Ball Bay, or venture further into the blue with a deep-sea fishing charter or glass bottom boat tour.
Take your pick of uncrowded hiking trails that criss-cross the island among the soaring Norfolk pines and Moreton Bay figs of the Norfolk Island National ParkOpens in a new tab or window. Walk over rolling green hills, and rugged cliffs offering expansive views across the island and waters beyond — and be sure to keep an eye out for the unique birdlife, dolphins and migrating whales that pass by.
Dive into a rich history of Polynesian seafarers, convict past and Pitcairn Islander history at one of the four museums on the island, and visit the meticulously maintained convict settlement at KingstonOpens in a new tab or window and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area, also home to the world’s only golf course on a UNESCO World Heritage site.