Norfolk Island Beaches

Norfolk Island is only 2hrs travel by plane from Sydney and Auckland. 8km long by 5km wide this unique volcanic outcrop is surrounded by rocky coastline, stunning beaches, coral reefs and beautiful landscapes. Named after the towering Norfolk Island Pine trees scattered across the island, balmy subtropical weather makes Norfolk Island the perfect escape for a holiday at any time of year. A good range of Norfolk Island tourism accommodation is available from the Governor’s Lodge Resort to country cottages and apartments, or experience local culture with an island home stay.

Norfolk Island beaches include Slaughter Bay, Anson Bay, Norfolk Island Beach, Duncombe Bay and picturesque Emily Bay, popular for water sports like scuba diving, rock and beach fishing or surfing. Norfolk Island lifesavers fly their flag on patrolled swimming beaches while beach lagoons and reefs offer great snorkelling opportunities.

When you need a break from the sand and surf, why not indulge in tax-free designer shopping at Burnt Pine with a wide range of goods from fashion and cosmetics to electronic equipment. Or, take a Norfolk Island tour to explore convict heritage, history of Captain Cook and Mutiny on HMS Bounty, Kingston Ruins and jetty. Mt Pitt national park has amazing views, bushwalking trails and lush rainforest offering scenic drives and walks.

Other sights include cliff-top sunsets, murder mystery dinners and Pitcairn Settlers Village. A selection of restaurants offers local island cuisine so why not try a progressive dinner or fish fry for something different. A Map of Norfolk Island is available from the visitor’s centre.