There's more to Norfolk Island There's more to Norfolk Island

The craggy headland at Point Ross has that edge-of-the-world feel, with nothing but the wild ocean and Phillip Island and Nepean Island before you.

During low tide, you can look down on Crystal Pool from the nature reserve’s clifftop parking area. Here, rocks hem in a natural ocean-fed pool with waters so translucent you can spy fish below.

If you’re fit and strong (not to mention brave!), consider making the steep trek down to the mirror-clear rock pool. Depending on tide times and weather conditions, the descent can be treacherous, so you’ll need to go with a local guide who can ensure you get there safely. Ask at the Norfolk Island Visitor Information Centre for more details about access with a guide.

Side-on view looking slightly up at the grass-covered cliffside. Norfolk pine trees grow on the cliff, stretching high into the blue sky.
A woman sits not far from the base of a grass-covered cliffside. Rocks at base of the cliff form pools for sea water coming in.
An elevated view of a grass-covered cliffside that overlooks the ocean. Gentle waves drift towards the base of the cliff.
Close-up of turquoise coloured water pooling on the rocky shoreline.
Aerial view of a wave breaking in the turquoise-coloured water.
Side-on view of waves crashing into the base of the large cliff.
A wide, elevated view that looks out over the ocean and a landmass in the distance. Calm blue water laps the rocky shoreline below.

Visitor information

Operating Hours: 24/7

Cost: Free

Getting Here: A 10-minute drive west of Kingston. Off Rocky Point Road.

Top Tips for Point Ross

  • Bring your camera: from the cliffs, the sweeping views of the unruly ocean beg to be captured.
  • The cliff edges at Point Ross are peppered with wedge-tailed shearwaters. Be careful not to step on their burrows.
  • Access to Point Ross is via a dirt road that is impassable when it’s been raining.
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