Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What airline flies to Norfolk Island?

29 February 2012 Norfolk Air operated its final flight on Sunday 26 February with just about the whole community at the airport fence to wave off the Captain and crew. We thank Norfolk Air for their professional and friendly service over the past 5 years, we will miss them all. As of 2 March 2012, Air New Zealand will operate flights from Sydney every Monday and Friday and from Brisbane every Tuesday and Saturday. A special welcome for passengers and crew has been arranged for the first flight this Friday. Air NZ continues to operate from Auckland every Sunday. Check out Air NZ website or contact your local travel agent.

Monday, January 2, 2012

What locally made souvenir products can I purchase?

You will be amazed at the range of locally made products to purchase on the Island which is testimony to the talented people. Readily available from craftsmen are wood work pieces quite often made from the famous Norfolk pine wood, there are several art galleries showcasing local art in a variety of forms, locally designed/tie dyed fabrics made into items such as clothing and table cloths. The beautiful work of locals who weave and plait such items as the traditional hats mostly worn by locals at special celebrations. There is also jewellery making, bone carvings, tapa cloth making, pottery photography and so much more. You can even purchase a Norfolk Island rowing oar or a ukulele.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What can children do on holidays?

With the warmer months ahead Norfolk is a popular choice for a family holiday in the sun! So much to do, no travelling time, and such a safe Island. Here are some FREE options for the kids; Walk in the wild, mini golf, giant chess game, Lion's Club playground, NI Museums offer free entry for all school children and why not let the kids run wild and FREE in the National Parks or in the pristine lagoon of Emily Bay. Most tour operators offer children's rates and some eating out places offer children's menus. If mum and dad would like time to themselves, call into the Visitor Information Centre for a list of recommended baby sitters.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

How many restaurants and cafes are there on Norfolk?

For such a small island, you will be pleasantly surprised with the choice of places to eat!  Starting from cafes which are mostly located in town, family style restaurants that also offer children's menus, sporting clubs that have mostly blackboard menus to a la carte fine dining. The 'paddock to plate' experience is what it's all about and with all produce locally grown, you won't believe the taste! Freshly caught fish, local beef, traditional island dishes made with kumera, coconut or banana is just some of the choice. As a visitor, it's suggested you check the opening hours as some restaurants do close 1 or 2 nights a week. Ask the friendly staff at the Visitors Information Centre for more information.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm young & adventurous, what can I do during my holiday?

Where to start?!.. sea kayaking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and swimming, bushwalking through National Parks and reserves, take a boat trip to the outer island Phillip for a day of trekking, mountain bike riding, horse riding, paint ball, 4WD, spoilt for choice with sports facilities such as tennis, zumba, golf, archery and squash.
Click here to view a new promotional video, starring, directed and produced by a group of young locals, it will certainly inspire you to book a holiday today!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What are my choices of accommodation

There are over 60 accommodation properties on Norfolk Island to choose from! We have resort hotels which offer reception, restaurant, pools and hotel rooms, self contained, cottages, houses and units. The standard of accommodation is graded each year by AAA an Australian star rating system. There are also a handful of properties who now boast the Green star for their environmentally friendly standards. Most of the properties are located in town close to shops, cafes and restaurants and others just out of town (perhaps a 2minute drive away!) with amazing sea views or to the National Parks. Some properties include hire cars and the owner will meet you at the airport on arrival. Have a look at the World of Norfolk website to view all accommodation properties, the facilities and rates on offer.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can you do a day trip to Pitcairn Island?

Pitcairn Island is located many 1000's km East of Norfolk Island, and you can only get there by boat from New Zealand or Tahiti. There is no airstrip on the Island. The tyranny of distance has not deterred the language being spoken on both islands. Did you know on the 8th June every year we commemorate the landing of the Pitcairners who arrived to Norfolk Island on the Morayshire in 1856.