Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden
Norfolk Island National Park welcomes visitors to explore its stunning scenery and rich diversity of bird life. From bushwalks to barbecues, there is something for everyone. Experience natural Norfolk Island on the walking tracks in the national park. Tracks wind through lush palm forests, stands of Norfolk Island pine and along the coastal fringe. You can even walk beneath the tallest tree ferns on earth. Take in the incredible island views from Mt Pitt and Mt Bates, the two highest points on the island. Visit the Captain Cook monument and lookout platform for spectacular coastline views and make use of the picnic facilities and barbecues provided. For more information check out www.environment.gov.au/parks/norfolk You can purchase the 4 National Park pack for $5 from the Visitor Information Centre. (includes walking track map, birds, plants & Phillip Island pamphlets) Norfolk Island Botanic Gardens, The botanic garden is a great place to explore and learn about Norfolk Island's plants and animals. Wander through the cultivated gardens to see a display of Norfolk Island's unique plants, and then take a stroll along some of the beautiful walking trails to see the plants in their natural environment and maybe even see some of Norfolk's amazing birdlife. A large aviary houses some of Norfolk Island's endangered green parrots - a species found no where else in the world. There is also an interpretive centre where visitors can find out more about the unique and fascinating plants and animals of Norfolk Island. Predominant among its trees is the stately Norfolk Island Pine which can reach a height of 57m.
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