Monday, December 20, 2010

What is there to do during Summer

Being an island of course Norfolk boasts a great range of marine activities. Popular options are deep sea fishing (we call into catching not fishing!) experienced fishing charter operators will look after you - we have no harbour, so just loading the boat into the water from a crane is quite an experience on its own!  There are over 30 world class dive sites around Norfolk and the two outer islands of Nepean and Phillip, or if you are into soft adventure take a kayak tour and be awed by the rock formations, sea birds and marine life around the island. And if none of these appeal to you - keep your feet dry on board a glass bottom boat around the lagoon at Emily Bay. Snorkelling gear can also be hired locally. Catch an amazing sunset from the clifftops and later on star gaze into our clear night skies!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Can you please list for me the various Music Festivals that you have on your island and when they occur?

Thank you for your interest shown in “The World of Norfolk”.

Norfolk Island hosts 3 annual music festivals throughout the year.
The first festival for the year is “Opera in Paradise” which is held in February, the dates for 2011 will be 21st – 25th. This event is now in its 7th year & is run by Jennifer Parish a member from one of Queensland’s top Opera groups Operatif. Along with Operatif there will be visiting artists from both Australia & New Zealand performing. To view the full line-up for 2011 please visit the Operatif website

The next cab of the rank is the “Country Music Festival” which is held in May, for 2011 the event will run from 15th -22nd. Now in its 18th year, the festival showcases some of Australia and New Zealand's best talent, featuring the much sorted after Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year Award.
For further details check-out

The year then finishes up with the much anticipated “Jazz in the Pines Festival” which is held in December, the 2010 festival will be held from the 5th-9th & the 2011 dates will be the same.
This is a fun filled week of great music, great food, camaraderie & entertainment.
This festival again showcases headliners from both Australia & New Zealand. Over the years many well known jazz artists have performed, including Don Burrows, James Morrison, and Island born Rick Robertson.

Both the Country Music & Jazz in the Pines Festival’s can be booked online at

I hope that this information has been of assistance to you & that sometime soon we will see you kicking up your heels at one of our top class festivals.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Is it tru that I need a passport to travel to Norfolk Island, and if so, why?

Thank you for your enquiry, that is correct a valid passport is required for all foreign & New Zealand citizens, however Australian citizens who do not hold a valid passport can obtain a document of identity; this is an official document that can only be used for travel between Australia & Norfolk Island, it is free of charge.

It is necessary to have a passport or document of identity because even though Norfolk Island is classified as an external territory of Australia, we are an international destination which means that all flights depart from the international airport/s so you are required to clear customs & immigration both on departure & arrival.

As part of our unique cutlural, social and political heritage, we have our own immigration, customs/quarantine, social & welfare, medical and taxation systems which are separate from the rest of the Commonwealth of Australia.

If you would like to know more about our government, legislations and laws, please log on to
The world of Norfolk is not so far away though; only a short flight around 2 hours from Brisbane, 2.5 hours from Sydney and/or Newcastle and 3.5 hours from Melbourne, or on the the other side of the ditch, 1.5 hours from Auckland in New Zealand.

I hope this information has been of help to you & that one day we will see you on the best place on earth, or as we here on Norfolk say "Da Bas Side Orn Earth!".

Thursday, July 29, 2010

How do I get to Phillip Island? (An outer island)

Phillip Island is an outer island to the South of Norfolk Island and is part of the National Parks.
Join an experience operator for a boat cruise around Phillip or go ashore with a local treking guide to marvel at the majestic landscape with its variety of seabirds, unusual plants, beautiful flowers and rare fauna. The boat trip out to Phillip is approximately 30 minutes and of course is weather/sea conditions permitting.
The friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre can make enquiries for you.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What is there to do during Winter

The World of Norfolk really is an all year holiday destination, however here are some suggestions for those cooler days during Winter, there is always something to do!  Check out the yummy food on offer and have a lazy lunch... discover the museums and learn about the island's 4 settlements, spoil yourself with a beauty treatment... such as a massage or hot rocks treatment, or treat yourself to a haircut or manicure, check out the shopping centre for luxury imported items or locally made arts and crafts, see a movie, take a brisk bushwalk, the choice is endless!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Want to know about Norfolk Island?

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what is in season this month?

Banana Pilhi
Lots of Plun (bananas)

new potatoes, sweet tattie( kumera), lots of salad greens, tomatoes, capsicum, asian greens, avocadoes, citrus and lots more.

When the seas are calm it is a great time to head out and catch our local fish (Trumpeter)

Tahitian fish, a local delicacy
Come over, our local chefs are cooking up a feast this month, especially for Bounty day on Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

When is a good time to travel to the World of Norfolk

A commom question is 'what is a good time to travel to our island' Norfolk is sub tropical (not tropical) like other South Pacific islands and generally this means we do not get extreme changes in our climate. e.g on Tuesday for the first day of Winter it was a magic day, sunny and 21o, this temp generally won't drop too much this season, however cooler at night so pack a jumper! Our best Summer's reach about 27o, so no real extreme weather changes; during Summer its still very pleasant to take a bushwalk or enjoy a round of golf.  If you are planning a holiday, and need to know more about our weather, or anything else, just ask a local!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Watawieh yorlyi (hello and how are you?)
Here on Norfolk Island we are well known for being a friendly and helpful community, so here is a brand new blog site to encourage people to ask anything you have every wanted to know about the World of Norfolk!
"larna awa if yu gut any questions fe ucklun?" (Let us know if you have any questions for us)
especially if you have any queries about planning your holiday to Norfolk Island. We are a group of local people who live on this paradise island and look forward to answering your questions.
"car whaet fe yous reply" (can't wait to hear from you)
Yes, we do have our own language!
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