Best Group Activities in Norfolk Island

THE 10 BEST Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Norfolk Island

Best Group Activities in Norfolk Island

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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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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really well maintained historic and modern cemetery located at the end of Quality Row, in Kingston, Norfolk Island. The historic end backs onto Cemetery Bay which is a nice beach, and pleasant place to take a stroll after or before. The modern end of the cemetery lies the Golf Club.

    I first visited at night on The Lantern Lit Ghost Tour With Rachel Nebauer (incidentally that's the same tour you end up on if you booked the Baunti Lantern Lit Tour, if you were wondering). You get a bit of information on the cemetery by doing that. Plus that tour is pretty interesting and fun. Some graves such as Colleen McCullough's are pointed out.

    I came here on another day while just walking around the island on my own, the cemetery is a nice relaxing easy to walk around place. Keep walking along Quality Row and check out Bloody Bridge while in the area.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • James S
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic World Heritage Area is around a twenty minute walk from Burnt Pine down Taylor's Road. It covers a decent area, Arthur's Vale (farming area and first you encounter at the bottom of the hill on Taylor's Road, there's a few ruins in the fields here. Then you can choose to either follow Quality Row (houses soldiers stayed in back then, one is supposedly the most haunted house in Australia, the Golf Club, Cemetery and Bloody Bridge. Or keep going on Country Road detour off it to the right to Kingston Pier where Flagstaff Hill lookout is up a few stairs, along with various convict era buildings such as the hospital. Or keep going and walk past Slaughter Bay and Emily Bay. You'll easily see all of it on foot in a few hours. But you'll likely spend longer here, snorkeling in one of the bays or just sitting and taking it all in.

    There's no accommodation to stay in, in the World Heritage Area. But you can walk or drive around here at night. It is very dark though. You can also come down here on day tours or at night with Pinetree, Baunti, History & Genealogy Tours, or Islander Explorer Tours various themed excursions. I did the Sound & LIght Show (where you sit on a bus that spotlights Kingston buildings as a recording plays and actors outside the bus re-enact scenes. I did the Ghost Dinner also with Pinetree as well as the Lantern-Lit Ghost Tour With Rachel Nebauer (also sold through Baunti) These tours gave an excellent insight into the convict era of Kingston and what went on in the buildings, and are also a lot of fun.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Juliet R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lillian was so welcoming when I arrived, the tour was very interesting and Lillian was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the family and property. I would definitely recommend this tour for the early history into how the Island has developed into what you enjoy today ❤️
    Written 15 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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  • howzat_99
    Sydney, Australia117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cluttered, but with so much fascinating history and details. A ticket covering unlimited stays during a Norfolk visit makes it great value as well. With so much to read and digest, several visits are warranted.
    Written 6 May 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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  • Larso1
    Coffs Harbour, Australia330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the reasons we visited Norfolk Island was to learn more about the history of the island, from the time of first settlement, Mutiny on the Bounty, penal colony etc. The local museums certainly provide a great insight into all of those. We saw the recovered relics from HMS Sirius, which was wrecked on the reef at Slaughter Bay, Kingston, about 90m offshore on 19th March 1790.
    Divers in the 1980's recovered the 3 anchors, lead ballast, carronades and cannon balls, musket balls, copper nails, bottles, sextant etc, all on display. As well as the HMS Sirius Museum, visitors should ensure they also go through the Pier Store Museum, REO (former Royal Engineers Office), the Commissariat Store and No. 10 Quality Row. Anyone looking to discover more about their ancestors, can get assistance at the Research Centre at No. 9 Quality Row.
    Written 13 March 2024
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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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  • 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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  • 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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