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Surging swells crash against the rugged cliffs at Rocky Point, a nub of land jutting into the water on Norfolk Island’s southwest coast. With the relentless roar of the ocean, seabirds circling overhead and vast horizons in the distance, it’s a place that feels wild and free. For nature lovers, a visit here is a must.

To get to Rocky Point, follow the walking trails of Hundred Acres Reserve. It’s birding heaven at the point, with white-capped noddies and white terns nesting on tree branches, and red-tailed tropicbirds raising fluffy chicks in ground hollows. Tread with care to avoid disturbing them.

View of a grassy area with large Norfolk pine trees growing tall into the blue sky.
Side-on view looking slightly up at the grass-covered cliffside. Norfolk pine trees grow on the cliff, stretching high into the blue sky.
Side-on view of waves crashing into the base of the large cliff.
Close-up of a small wave gently drifting towards the rocky shoreline.

Visitor information

Operating Hours: 24/7

Cost: Free

Getting Here: The point is located in Hundred Acres Reserve. Access is via Headstone Road. A 5-10 minute drive from Burnt Pine.

Top Tips for Rocky Point

  • Pick up picnic fare on your way: produce doesn’t come much fresher than the garden-grown goodies on offer at Norfolk Island’s roadside honesty boxes. Be sure to bring some cash, though; EFTPOS is hard to come by on these quiet roads.
  • Summer is the best time for birdwatching at Rocky Point, with nesting birds numbering in their thousands.
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