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Norfolk Island

Flying direct from Auckland every week.

Norfolk Island is a South Pacific paradise full of stories, activity and character.  It has a unique history and community now enjoyed in modern life with its beautiful landscapes, impressive diversity and refreshing authenticity.  

The island shares a similar latitude and climate to Australia's easternmost towns and is a sub-tropical gem.  

At only 805 kilometres from the northern tip of New Zealand, it’s less than three hours flight time from Auckland to Norfolk Island and virtually on our doorstep!  

The island is only 5km by 8km wide making it really easy to get around.  Most accommodation providers allow for the hire of vehicle as you book.  Mini Mokes are popular!

Air Chathams flies the only direct flight from New Zealand, from Auckland to Norfolk Island and return every Friday.  It is an international flight requiring your passport and the airline departs from the Auckland International Airport Terminal.

There is an abundance of things to do and a rich and eclectic culture unlike anywhere else in the world.  

Four distinct settlements have formed its character – first, the Polynesians, then Captain Cook arrived in 1774 followed by the convict era of 1788 to 1856 and lastly the descendants of the Bounty mutineers came from Pitcairn Island on 8 June 1856.  The settlement of Kingston is a World Heritage Listed site.

Norfolk Island even has its own language, “Norf’k” and “Watawieh yorlyi” is how you say hello and how are you!

An entire third of the island is National Park, Botanical Gardens and Public Reserves.  Bird life is prolific with rare and endemic species inhabiting satellite islands.  

There are more than 8 kilometres of picturesque walking trails and the views are spectacular.  With clean fresh air and a small population, life is relaxed and safe from the hectic pace of big cities.

 

 

 

 

 

stunning natural environment, a relaxed pace of life, heritage architecture and long established traditions, it shouldn't surprise as a foodie and culinary destination.  

A real nod to the slow food movement, recipes come from ancient Polynesia through to the influence of American whalers.

Menus and markets are based on grown fresh produce and seasonality and there are over 25 restaurants, cafes and bistros to choose from.  

A winery, a dairy and 2 boutique cheese makers all offer tours and tasting.  Traditional island pies are lemon, coconut and passionfruit!

Norfolk Island Golf Club is one of the only golf courses in the world located within a World Heritage Site and a very popular and well regarded links course.

The clubhouse is a 200 year old heritage built by convicts and visitors course fees are no more than AU$90 per week. Positioned on the coastal, south-east side of the island, the golf club has some of the most spectacular views of the island.

There are over 60 accommodation properties of types and styles and plenty of tours to experience and entertain.  

Fishing, kayaking, heritage, native forest, cycling, gardens and cultural tours are all available. 

Events are on every month with celebrations of Country Music, Jazz, a Food Festival and the new Ocean Challenge in January.

Start planning your trip now to take advantage of our direct from Auckland services. Flying weekly every Friday.

“Darset” – That’s it! Can’t wait to get there.

 

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Did you know?

Norfolk Island has its own language which developed from the languages of the settlers - 18th century English and Polynesian. "Watawieh" is "how are you?" and "Webout you gwen?" is "where are you going?"