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Norfolk Island

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.

 

 

 

 

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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?"