Best Things to Do in Norfolk Island for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Norfolk Island

Best Things to Do in Norfolk Island for Couples

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  • Virginia M
    Erina, Australia74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most stunning places to visit on the island. Lots of different things to do there. Very pretty, and surrounds has more history to be discovered. Obviously no surf there, but once you go out past the reef, that’s where the locals go surfing. Plenty of snorkeling to be done in the bay.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • jagbm
    Nowra, Australia50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an excellent display telling the whole story of the Pitcairns peoples history and endurance. The artwork is superb and I left feeling like I knew so much more about them and their journey. Would recommend this experience for sure. Then take a wander around the beautiful gallery, buy yourself a gift.
    Written 10 May 2024
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  • Connector724761
    Gympie Region, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A most beautiful church inside and out and still in use to-day. Beside it is a tree not to be missed while you're on Norfolk.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • Linda C
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    360 degree view of this beautiful island. Well worth a visit. It can be very windy so be prepared to be blown away
    Written 9 July 2023
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  • Darren S
    Bright, Australia2,756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This should be high on your list for great views or a lovely walk.
    We walked the Bridle track to the lookout, which was just over 5kms .
    The road to Captain Cooks's lookout was closed, but if fit and able, the walk is well worth it.
    A few side tracks to take you to different vantage points of interest..
    A few steep sections along the way but sheltered from the sun and does get quite muddy after recent rains.
    Written 4 June 2023
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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Norfolk Island National Park & the Botanic Garden are two separate places, although the latter is also a national park. Both are easily walkable from Burnt Pine, Botanic Gardens obviously a bit closer (just go up Grassy Road) and quicker to get to than the much, much larger main park which you have multiple routes to get to it including walking past the Botanic Garden up Mount Pitt Road.

    I walked to Botanic Gardens the second afternoon I was there. Walked all the tracks once inside. A lot of money has been spent on good quality boardwalks and stairs, but I just didn't find there was anything there worth seeing so it seemed a bit pointless, other than for exercise. Well except a giant green parrot.

    Two days later I walked to the main National Park, going via New Cascade Road, turning left at the police station and going down J.E. Road. I chose not to continue on J.E. and going onto Red Road where most people drive to, and instead kept going straight and onto Selwyn Pine Road which turns from bitumen into a dirt road. But it's a pretty good dirt road (if you can't handle walking on a dirt road, then you probably shouldn't be walking in a national park). Shortly after it becomes the national park, Palm Glen entrance. There's a nice picnic/BBQ area here, the only other toilet block beside the one at the Captain Cook Memorial. The trails here, have boardwalks, stairs and that sort of thing comparable to the Botanic Gardens. But there's a lot more to see her, including views of Philip Island. Lots of birds land on branches as your walking the trail to say hello or maybe taunt you, I confess to not understanding their language but they have a pleasant sounding voice. The Palm Glen trail meets the red road trail (a fire track) you could either go left and eventually end up at Mount Pitt or as I did go right and after a while instead of continuing down the fire trail to the Red Road carpark, you turn left onto the Birdle Track. You could make the short walk straight to Captain Cook Memorial or detour onto the Bird Rock Track.

    You won't make a better decision if you choose the latter, it's a steep gravel at times grass fire trail, there's a very small section with a few stairs to paralleling the fire track if you prefer to go down them, Eventually you have the Red Stone Link Trail to your left, but continue first down the steep grass as it takes you to the cliff overlooking some awesome rock formations including one that looks like an elephant. When the ocean moves back to form waves, it looks like the elephant is drinking the water. Bird Rock is behind it. There's an archway in a rock in the ocean if you look to the right.

    You could either go back the way you came, or use the Red Stone Link Trail. This trail isn't a fire track so is a bit more interesting. It does have ropes on some parts indicating of course it is steeper than the fire trail that didn't have them. It eventually brings you back onto the Birdle Track, which as you get closer to the Captain Cook Memorial exit, if you look back you can see Elephant Rock and Bird Rock from a different angle. You'll also pass when you look out to sea, Cathedral Rock, Green Pool Stone, Moo-oo Stone and other interesting scenery.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of the last walks I did on Norfolk and have to say it was probably the best. It doesn't have anything like Elephant Rock where the elephant drinks the ocean, but it does still have some spectacular rock formations once you come to the cliffs and the forest reveals the Rocky Point cliffs. But the forest, the trees and the path itself is a lot more interesting than trails in the National Park.

    I walked here from Bumboras Beach (Cresswell Bay) after walking there first. It was an around half an hour or so walk from there. So I arrived at the New Farm Road entrance closest to the Bumbora Road/Ferny Lane end. I think this is actually the better way to go in as you go down a steep path shortly after entering which you obviously would have to walk up coming the other way. You do encounter some stairs going the way I did on the way out but they were pretty mild.

    But yeah at the entrance I encountered a ghost birds caution road sign. So I went in pretending the forest was haunted by avian ghosts and the interesting buttress root trees everywhere give it a fun spooky feeling. You hear some bird sounds which could be "ghost birds" Then you see a white tern, ghost bird you pretend (yes I know there really are ghost birds and they are black). You'll see heaps of these white terns in the forest and flying out at the cliffs. There's a number of holes in the ground that they obviously nest inside of, but you could easily put your foot in and roll your ankle.

    Make sure you backtrack to the other entrance when you emerge onto New Farm Road as the trees here are also awesome looking.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Andrew S
    Maitland, Australia199 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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  • The Hungry Scot
    Sydney, Australia224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a short walk here. Some nice views over the coast and there are good facilities here for a bbq or picnic. Sounds like sunset is the best time to visit (we were too early).
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • jacquicbll
    Oatlands, Australia57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had the pleasure of visiting here recently. Heard all about the evolution of the goat farm and cheese business on the island. Lovely walk through to the milking shed then a light lunch beautifully presented at her home. Also available to purchase is their low allergy goats milk face cream and stunning photography.
    Such a beautiful location, cheeses and food delicious!!
    Highly recommend a visit.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia11,443 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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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Elizabeth Lookout is one of the better places for views over Kingston. Probably the best for the houses of Quality Row, you get to see into their backyards from here. Also not bad views of Cemetery Bay, the Cemetery and Golf Course. Walking down Rooty Hill Rd from the lookout also gives you some different angles of those buildings and other things.

    Other great viewpoints are walking up or down Driver Christian Drive, and Flagstaff Lookout (walk up stairs behind the hospital ruins, near Kingston pier area).
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lone pine tree stands next to Emily Bay. There are others nearby, but it is by itself. It has been doing that for quite some time, in windy conditions, as it is evident by its angle. You'd think nothing else of it, if you weren't told Cook sketched this thing when he visited Norfolk Island. So that's it claim to fame. It's been around that long.

    An old lady actually parked her blue rental car right in front of this tree causing much anger from people trying to take photos of it. She had no idea why this was an issue and stubbornly stayed there until they got back on their tour bus and left.

    Actually this is quite a bit of a problem throughout the Kingston World Heritage Area. There aren't any marked spaces, it's just dirt everywhere and although common sense should kick in, it is not crystal clear where you should be parking, so people just park wherever they feel like, and if they are old (which a lot of tourists on Norfolk Island are) usually as close to whatever they plan on walking to that they can. Many photographs of ruins and historic buildings in Kingston will unfortunately have rental cars in them. If you rent a car on Norfolk, try to be considerate of photographers when you park.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I originally didn't know if I'd bother walking up all these stairs I saw behind the hospital ruins of Kingston. But I decided might as well. And it was so worth it. I actually didn't walk up any stairs, as there is a well worn dirt path to the right of them, well right next to them. I just walked up that. Not far up there's a lookout looking back over the hospital and ruins behind it, including a building you go into if you go on The Ghost Dinner in the lantern carrying latter part of that night. You can also just turn around and get some great views before there and all the way up after. Then there's two lookouts on the left, one about half way up, and another just about at the top (where there is a flag pole, hence the name of the hill I guess. These both look out on Philip Island, over Slaughter Bay and your seeing Kingston from the opposite end you will see if you walk up Driver Christian Road after Bloody Bridge. If you imagine Kingston as a rectangle, another way to see it is from the side of the rectangle, Queen Elizabeth Lookout.

    Anyway, only a few more steps up from there, on the right is a lookout looking over Arthur's Vale, the farming area of the old convict days. There's info on some signage up there telling you interesting stuff like they deliberately gave them hand hoes to use, to make the work more laborious. There's some interesting names on memorial benches such as Rug on the way up there.
    Written 21 March 2024
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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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