How long do you need on Norfolk Island?
If you feel you still have to see Norfolk Island for yourself four to five days should be fine and check out the accommodation advice on this site.
What is the best time of year to go to Norfolk Island?
The best time to visit Norfolk Island runs from October to March, when the rains are less heavy, sunshine more frequent and the temperature pleasant. The warmest months, where you can also swim in the sea, are January, February and March.
Is it worth going to Norfolk Island?
This is a gem of a holiday destination, located within easy reach of Australia and New Zealand! The truth is that Norfolk Island remains an undiscovered paradise for many people, making it a worthy place to visit for those looking to holiday close to Australia, but outside of the domestic states.
Snorkelling and diving are possible year round on Norfolk Island, with mid-winter water temperatures rarely dropping below a pleasant 18°. Even though our dive sites are world class, our dive scene is more casual than you'll find at bigger destinations.
With over 120 kilometres of road on the island, a hire car is highly recommended. Roaming livestock has the right of way, and all drivers acknowledge passing vehicles with 'the Norfolk wave'. Visitors are encouraged to wave also!
Stay connected during your visit to Norfolk Island. The island is not part of the Australian mobile network, so you will need to purchsae a local SIM card to use your mobile phone. Norfolk Island's international dialling code is +6723.
Horse riding is a fantastic way to experience the beautiful forests and coastal scenery of Norfolk Island. You can also sit back and enjoy a leisurely carriage ride on the Culla & Co Horse and Carriage Tour where two huge Clydesdales take you around some of the most stunning scenery on the island.
Allow an hour or so for a steady stroll with plenty of time to stop and observe the old radar station and WWII ruins along the way. Tucked away at the end of Selwyn Pine Rd is the entrance to Palm Glen, a green parrot haven and if you'd like the see one this is usually your best chance.
Norfolk Island is often known in Australia as a convict settlement, a 1980s tax-dodge and a home for Bounty mutineers. But dig a little deeper and you will find a fascinating South Pacific Paradise, jam packed with adventure, gastronomy and incredible views. It's the kind of place you have to see to believe.
Norfolk Island is one of the world's most remote and unspoiled surfing destinations with an incredible quality and variety of waves. There are gentle waves perfect for beginners to easily paddle out to, and challenging breaks which lure the masters, all set to a backdrop of giant pine trees and towering cliffs.
When can you find snow in Norfolk Island? Weather stations report no annual snow.