Foundation Day... Back where it all began

Foundation Day... Back where it all began
​World politics, forks in the road, happenstance, coincidence. Call it what you will, but the arrival of colonial settlers on Norfolk Island was the fortunate outcome – for us more than 230 years later, anyway – of all these things. It might not have been so fortunate, though, for those unlucky enough to be caught up in the British penal system of ...
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Underwater Activities

Underwater Activities
​ Norfolk Island, being is surrounded by the ever so inviting South Pacific Ocean. Well known for its fishing and surf breaks, there are also some world class underwater activities available literally as soon as you enter the sea. Rich in history, Norfolk Marine Park, surrounding Norfolk Island, supports diverse temperate and tropical marine l...
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Gallery Gallop

Gallery Gallop
Norfolk Island's Gallery TrailThere's something in the Norfolk Island air that brings out the inner creative. It soaks through the pores in your skin. Maybe it's the way the light refracts through some of the planet's purest air, maybe it is the bucolic vistas around each bend in the road, or maybe it is the extraordinary sunrises and sunsets acros...
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Tracks and Trails

Tracks and Trails
​ Norfolk Island is often placed in the 'small' category – so it may come as a surprise that there are so many tracks and trails to walk or ride but rest assured, there's plenty of ground to cover on this magical slice of paradise! We've covered a few of the trails in the article but there's plenty more if you...
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An extraordinary day in the life of a field scientist

An extraordinary day in the life of a field scientist
​The mid-morning sun was shining on the northern side of Norfolk Island National Park, throwing speckled light across my face. I was sitting amongst thickets of African Olive and Red Cherry Guava, my back resting against the gnarled trunk of an olive tree. I had pushed, crawled and manoeuvered my way through the dense, weedy bush, all to get to one...
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