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Protecting an area of Norfolk Island’s coastal forest, Hundred Acres Reserve offers peaceful walks amid nature. As you trek in the sun-dappled shade of skyward-reaching pines and white oaks, you’ll quickly find serenity.

In summer, bird encounters are a dime a dozen in the reserve. You might spy a white tern delivering small fish back to her adorably fluffy chick or a crooning muttonbird emerging from a burrow.

A walking track through Hundred Acres Reserve leads to Rocky Point. Home to an observation post during World War II, it’s now a favoured fishing spot among locals. From the cliffs, you’ll have front-row seats to the daredevil displays of seabirds as they sweep and soar against the backdrop of the wave-lashed coastline. In the distance, the rocky outline of Phillip Island is visible.

Sign reading 'Hundred Acres Reserve' on a timber fence with dense forest beyond.
Dense cross-section of norfolk pine tree trunks with grass growing at the base.
Photographer surrounded by trees standing on a timber boardwalk taking a photo of blue ocean.
Photographer at the base of a giant tree with large roots taking a photograph up to the canopy
Shrubs and dirt forest floor with tree trunks climbing up slight slope
Assortment of timber tourist signs outlining Hundred Acres Loop with a leafy forest floor
Dirt track leading into dense green forest

Visitor information

Operating Hours: 24/7

Cost: Free

Getting Here: A 10-minute drive west of Burnt Pine. Access is via Headstone Road.

Top Tips for Hundred Acres Reserve

  • Photo op: the Moreton Bay fig trees – huge species known for their buttressed root systems – near the entrance and inside the reserve.
  • Bring your own lunch: tree-shaded tables within the reserve make for perfect picnic spots.
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