Cruises to Norfolk Island
A true piece of paradise
Norfolk Island is the epitome of stunning holiday destinations. Majestic pines are perched atop picturesque cliffs overlooking turquoise lagoons and emerald golfing greens.
Experience the unspoilt natural beauty of the island’s parks and reserves on horseback or organised walks and discover a completely new take on tropical beauty. You could even make your Norfolk Island visit a study in the island’s history. Explore Kinston, the historic town founded by the first settlers, or visit museums housed in convinct constructed buildings.
At A Glance
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Norfolk Island Shore Tours
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What To See
Enjoy outdoor pursuits
Horse riding is an invigorating way to see Norfolk Island and its distinct flora. With one third of the island devoted to parks and reserves, walking is another great way to see the sights. Make your way from one stunning vista to the next on a range of walks from 20 to 90 minutes in length. Another great way to spend the day is to play a game of golf by the sea, enjoy a spot of reef fishing or take a trip on a glass bottom boat.
Get acquainted with the island’s history
Norfolk Island offers a unique historical experience with museums housed in buildings constructed by convicts. Visit the fascinating House Museum, restored to its 1844 state and marvel at artifacts from HMAS Sirius (flagship of the First Fleet) wrecked on the reef.
Visit townships, old and new
Explore the historic township of Kingston, founded by Norfolk’s first settlers; or look around the island’s largest settlement and main commercial centre, Burnt Pine. Shop in the duty-free stores or relax in a café.
Your ship will anchor offshore and the ships tender boats will provide a regular service to and from Norfolk island throughout the day. Morning tours will depart from the wharf and return you into town. Afternoon tours will depart from town and return to the wharf.
There is no public transport available on the island.
Norfolk Island is famous for its food. Local chefs know how to make the most of seasonal local produce grown in the rich volcanic soils. There are over 30 restaurants. Don’t hesitate to try some coconut bread, pilhi (made from bananas), Tahitian fish salad or sweet dessert pies. Norfolk Island has the perfect climate for growing coffee and also produces its own chocolates, soft drinks, beer and liqueurs.
Quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products and sandwiches to be taken off the ship however commercially packaged confectionery, chips and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
The main shopping centre is at Burnt Pine. There are over 60 retail outlets where you can purchase a great range of products. Also check out the market stalls at the Sports and Worker’s Club for locally made products such as plaited island hats, handmade soaps, jewellery, artwork and woodwork made from famous Norfolk pine. Any souvenir purchased that is made of plant material or animal products must be declared to quarantine authorities on arrival in Australia or New Zealand. Plant material such as certain seeds and animal products including feathers maybe restricted or need to be treated at the owners’ s expense on arrival in Australia or New Zealand.
Blessed with a sub tropical climate, the temperature in Norfolk is almost always comfortable. The average temperature throughout the year ranges from 18-25 degrees.
Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted. Automatic teller machines can provide currency to foreign card holders. Australian dollars are accepted ashore.
There are limited public telephones and internet access available on Norfolk island. Mobile coverage is generally available. nternet Cafes may be available in Burnt Pine, however Wi-fi hot spots will be harder to come by.
WHAT TO WEAR ASHORE
To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water.
There are a range of tours available for you to really get the most out of your time in Norfolk Island. Tours can be booked onboard at the shore tours desk and are subject to availability. Passengers are required to meet at a specific location for each shore tour departure. Please refer to your tour ticket for the correct time and place.
Coral is an extremely precious marine organism. In an effort to preserve its natural beauty and habitat please avoid touching it in all circumstances. During your time ashore we also ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully. Furthermore, just as with Australia’s beaches, blue bottles can visit occasionally in the summer months.