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.