If you want to explore on foot, the national park offers bushwalking with awesome views from Mt Pitt (316 metres, 1036 feet) and Mt Bates (318 metres, 1043 feet). You can also hire a Mini-Moke and have fun driving around the island taking in the beautiful scenery and practising the Norfolk wave as you pass vehicles and give way to the roaming cows and chickens. For those who like soft adventure, take a guided trek to the outer uninhabited Phillip Island. Phillip Island is a sea bird sanctuary protected by National Parks Australia and is the home of unique and endemic flora and fauna.
If you want to get a little more active, head out on a guided sports fishing charter or kayak escapade or play Norfolk’s nine hole Seaside Golf course in the World Heritage area of Kingston.
In the water:
Surfing: Somewhat off the traditional surfing trail, Norfolk Island has been referred to as ‘the best surfing destination you’ve never heard of’ – its rugged coastline is pounded by heavy swells which roll in over the island’s volcanic rock and coral reefs. And the best part is, it’s a pretty safe bet that you won’t have to share the surf with too many people – just a handful of keen locals, who might even invite you back for a barbeque after.
Swimming: The sparkling waters of Emily Bay are protected by a reef off the Lone Pine Headland, making for a peaceful and safe swimming spot. You don’t have to swim far to see fish and coral life in these clear waters - the marine life on the reef is abundant with colourful tropical fish quite common among the coral.