Bodies of Water in Norfolk Island

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Bodies of Water in Norfolk Island

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  • Andrew S
    Maitland, Australia200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views and scenery were amazing and the walk down the zig zag track was exhilarating. Just park your car at the lookout/picnic area and the track is on the right following a little gully.
    Written 25 March 2023
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia11,357 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The road to Bumbora Beach is now sealed all the way down to a grassy reserve and parking area that has picnic tables, toilet facilities etc.

    A grassed area leads down to an excellent boardwalk that snakes its way through the trees and across a stream before it slopes down to the beach proper. There is a lookout to the right hand side as you go down the boardwalk (no steps) but if you continue down to the beach it gradually slopes down and there are 22 easy steps.

    It was pretty rough on both occasions we went down there, with plenty of rocks, and it didn't look inviting just to go for a swim - Emily Bay far better. There were however some good waves off the point for board riders.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • Darren S
    Bright, Australia2,756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must-do if you enjoy this type of activity .
    Bought two sets of snorkelling gear from BCF before we headed to Norfolk Island after reading about how good it is.
    Went most days just before low tide which we found out from the tourist information centre.
    The water is crystal clear and spent around 1 hour in the water each time.
    Park your car only 20 metres from the water.
    So many fish and coral reefs to be found.
    I think they recognise me after a week and saw my first Moray Eel most days which was a highlight.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Emanpee
    Sydney, Australia2,737 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ball Bay has the fuel terminal and is a bit untidy, but is a lovely rocky treelined bay. Expect would be great for scuba diving but looks too rocky for general swimming.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Darren S
    Bright, Australia2,756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Emily bay is a beautiful place to visit just a short walk through the cemetery or around the outside fence.
    Low tide is a good time to visit keep an eye out for things washed up after heavy sea 🌊 conditions.

    Written 17 May 2023
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  • OZtraveller222
    Perth, Australia506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cascade Bay is on the north side of the island, not far from the main Kingston area. The road is not the best but once there, Cascade Bay offers more history. It was the original whaling station. Rugged coastline. Free to enter
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
    Sydney, Australia47,242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Duncombe Bay is where the Captain Cook Monument can be found. There are stunning views over Bird Rock Island, Cathedral Rock, Green Stone Pool, and Moo-oo Stone.
    Written 19 August 2019
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