Norfolk Island © Tourism Australia
Guide to Norfolk Island
- Getting to Norfolk Island
- When to visit
Norfolk Island is a quiet paradise, often overlooked yet unforgettable once found. Discover for yourself why visitors return time and time again.
Take a short flight from Sydney or Brisbane and you will find yourself in one of Australia's most fascinating and historical destinations. Settled by descendants of mutineers who speak a mix of Tahitian and 18th century English, it's a friendly place where giving a small ‘Norfolk wave’ as cars pass each other is practically mandatory, cows have right of way and everyone knows everyone else.
Located off the east coast of Australia, this quiet Pacific island can be reached by plane or ship. Once you have arrived on the island, you can get around by car, taxi, foot or hire a bike.
- Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Norfolk Island takes just over two hours
- Sydney Airport (SYD) to Norfolk Island takes about 2.5 hours
- P&O cruises offer a multi-day cruise to Norfolk Island, leaving from Sydney Harbour.
- Hire cars are available at Norfolk Island International Airport
There are also a number of local tour operators that can take you around the island's main points of interest.
The best time to visit Norfolk Island is during the warmer months, between spring (September to November) and summer. The island is at its busiest during the school holidays and public holidays. Avoid crowds by booking outside of these dates.
- High season: Summer (December to February)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: Bounty (Anniversary) Day Parade (8th June)