Your Norfolk experience starts here...

The National Park covers over five square kilometres and offers more than eight kilometres of incredibly picturesque walking trails. It is a wonderful place to see the island's unique flora and fauna, bird watching and taking in the many scenic views of Norfolk and the outer Phillip and Nepean Islands.
The majestic Norfolk Island pine is world famous, though the island also boasts around sixty other plant species found nowhere else on the planet.

The island is home to a fascinating mixture of land, water and seabirds and also the rare Green Parrot and Boobook Owl. The island's isolation means that a high proportion of these birds are found nowhere else in the world.

Mount Pitt stands at 320 Meters above sea level. The lookout at the summit which is accessible by car gives you a 360° view of the whole island, to the south you can see the outer islands of Phillip and Nepean. Mt Pitt is also the starting point for some of the amazing walking tracks in the National Park.

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Mount Bates is the highest point at 321 metres above sea level.  The Summit walk is a short walk from Mount Pitt. Visitors to Mount Bates are rewarded with breathtaking views over the north-west of the island. Excavations and structures at the top of Mount Bates are relics of a World War II radar station.
 
Phillip Island lies six kilometres to the south, it has an area of 470 acres and is of volcanic origin. The island is free from feral predators and is home to a number of rare and endangered plants and is a very important breeding ground to many sea birds.
   

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Captain Cook monument marks the landing place of Captain James Cook RN who on 10 October 1774, during his second voyage around the world, described the island as 'Paradise'. The lookout provides spectacular sea views to the natural offshore rock formations such as Bird and Elephant rocks.

Picnic tables, barbecues and toilet facilities are provided. This is where the Bridle track starts and then links to the Red Stone track.

 

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When Captain James Cook landed on Norfolk in 1774 he explored only one segment on the north coast. A monument to Captain James Cook and a scenic lookout have been erected on this northern part of the coast where he landed with his officers - you'll get a spectacular view of the coastline from here. Access to the lookout is via Duncombe Bay Road. Picnic tables, barbecues and toilet facilities are provided at the scenic headland.

The Bridle Track can be accessed down the grassy slope from the monument. The Bridle Track follows the coastline and offers views of the many islets, eventually linking with the Red Stone Link Track which takes you to the Bird Rock lookout.

- See more at: http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/norfolk/people-place/cook.html#sthash.nXpFMf6R.dpuf

When Captain James Cook landed on Norfolk in 1774 he explored only one segment on the north coast. A monument to Captain James Cook and a scenic lookout have been erected on this northern part of the coast where he landed with his officers - you'll get a spectacular view of the coastline from here. Access to the lookout is via Duncombe Bay Road. Picnic tables, barbecues and toilet facilities are provided at the scenic headland.

The Bridle Track can be accessed down the grassy slope from the monument. The Bridle Track follows the coastline and offers views of the many islets, eventually linking with the Red Stone Link Track which takes you to the Bird Rock lookout.

- See more at: http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/norfolk/people-place/cook.html#sthash.nXpFMf6R.dpuf
Bush walking is the perfect way to get some exercise and see Norfolk’s unique landscape. Tracks guide you through lush palm forests and stands of Norfolk Island pine, leading to stunning vistas of the island and the surrounding ocean. Many endemic and endangered species can be spotted by those with a quiet approach and a keen eye. Tracks are well marked by signs and have a range of grades and lengths to suit all fitness levels.

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The Botanical Gardens are located at the top of Grassy Road and have plants that are endemic to Norfolk Island. The track is mostly boardwalk and suited to all fitness levels. The Discovery Centre is located in the gardens and opens every day. The viewing deck provides stunning views back to Mount Pitt. 

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You can purchase a National Park pack at the Visitors Information Centre for $5.
The pack has a detailed walking track map, and leaflets on the bird life, flora, fauna, and Phillip Island.