Travel Information

Travel Information

Norfolk Island has a wide range of accommodation, ranging from hotels, self-contained units and spacious apartments, luxury cottages or villas and holiday homes. Wherever you choose to stay you will have either an amazing ocean, valley or garden view. Norfolk Island accommodation ranges from 3 to 5 star and most include a hire car.

The currency is the Australian dollar. Commonwealth and Westpac Bank branches are located in town. Major credit cards are accepted. There is one ATM available at the Commonwealth Bank.

Climate is subtropical with temperatures ranging from 19-28° in Summer and 12-21° in Winter. The water temperature ranges from 19-22° seasonally.

Clothing is comfortable and casual all year round. Warmer clothes are recommended for evenings and during the winter months. Remember your hat and sunscreen in the warmer months and a torch for evening walks.

A local mobile phone service is available when you purchase a local sim card. Global roaming is available for some of the larger phone carriers. Internet Wi-Fi cards are available for purchase for use at hot spot areas around the island. There are 2 small internet cafes located in the Burnt Pine main centre. The local paper is published every Saturday, Radio Norfolk (89.9fm) can be heard daily, & the island receives Australian digital TV channels.

From 1 July 2016 The Biosecurity Act 2015 will apply to movements onto Norfolk Island and biosecurity import conditions will apply to all goods arriving onto Norfolk Island. Vegetables, fruits, plants and seeds are prohibited imports to keep the island free of introduced disease. Pork and poultry importation from New Zealand is strictly prohibited. You must declare certain food, plant material (including wooden articles) and animal products on your incoming passenger card. Ask a Biosecurity officer on arrival if unsure. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Customs/Entry Requirements
As from 1 July 2016, there are changes to travel requirements for passengers travelling from Australia. Passports are no longer required however they are the preferred means of documentation. Any-one travelling between Norfolk Island and Australia will be required to identify themselves.  READ MORE
(There are no changes for passengers travelling from Auckland)

Traditionally, most shops close on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday. The supermarkets and selected retailers are open 7 days a week.
The Saturday’s farmer’s markets operate from 7.30am - 10.30am and the Sunday arts and craft markets from 8.30am - 11.00am both are located in the Bicentennial Complex in Burnt Pine.

Getting around
A hire car is required to get around, or you can hire pushbikes. Ask at the Visitor Information Centre about the local taxi and Uber services. Livestock roam freely on the roads and have the right of way. General speed limit is 50km/hr, reduced to 40km/hr in the town centre. All drivers acknowledge passing vehicles, this is called the "Norfolk wave" and visitors are encouraged to do!

Air New Zealand operate from Sydney every Friday and Monday, Brisbane every Saturday and Tuesday.

Please be advised that as of 13 January 2018, unfortunately the direct flight service from Auckland to Norfolk Island will cease to operate. To travel from New Zealand to Norfolk Island, passengers will need to travel via Sydney or Brisbane then onto Norfolk Island. We hope this direct service will commence again in the future.

The main language is English, but you will often hear the Islanders speaking the local language which is a mix of Tahitian and Old English, inherited from the Bounty descendants.
Watawieh? How are you?
Thaenks f ucklun - Thanks for us
Si yorlyi morla - See you tomorrow

Australian Medicare applies to the island. Visitors who do not have a medicare card are highly advised to have private travel insurance.

As from 1 July 2016 Australia Post will be providing services on Norfolk Island. The new location is P&R Groceries on the corner of Taylor's road and Ferny Lane.

Visitors Information Centre
Located in the Bicentennial Complex, Taylors Road, the Centre is open 7 days a week from 8.30am. Call in and see the friendly staff who can arrange all your holiday requirements.

Ph. 22147, (AUST) 1800 214 603 or (NZ) 0800 667 365  or EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.