Plan Your Holiday Around a Festival


A visitor here for the annual Food Festival was asked "what was the reason you chose to visit Norfolk Island?" Their answer was "For a long time I had wanted to visit Norfolk and I saw there was a Food festival. As I love food, I thought it would be the perfect mix of a holiday on a paradise island whilst indulging in all of the foodie activities"

The advantage of having a holiday around a festival on a small island like Norfolk is there's almost no travelling time in between event venues, no crowds or queues. So that means you can fit in a lot of sight-seeing and your event activities, all into one day.

The Calendar of Events is exciting and varied, catering for sport fanatics, music lovers, and history buffs. There are also events for those people who enjoy unique hobbies like model plane flying, art classes and line-dancing. 

There's even an Amateur Theatre festival! Visitors are more than welcome to participate or just spectate. Here are just a few events or festivals to tempt you.

The Hardy's Wine Golf Pro-Am attracts a sell-out field of golfers every August. Most having booked a year ahead, so as not to miss the chance of playing on a World Heritage course, located right near the ocean. 

Popular too are the Lawn Bowls tournaments but with bragging rights to two Commonwealth Games Bronze medal wins, be warned the local competition is fierce!   

The NOC the Rock Outrigger event commenced in 2015 and just gets bigger and bigger each year. Local and visiting teams compete in races such as the gruelling 26km challenge around the island.

The island hums with history. It is all around you, and there are two historical events you will not see anywhere else in the world. Foundation Day celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of the first British settlers, attracting visitors from First Fleet descent.  

Bounty Day is an annual event bringing together island families and friends to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of the Bounty Mutiny descendants from Pitcairn Island in 1856.

Picture this… a live Jazz concert with beautiful Emily Bay lagoon as the back drop, or strumming your Ukulele on the pontoon in the middle of the lagoon! Music events are done a little differently here, but we can promise you will have a rocking good time! 

The popular Country Music Festival has spoilt festival goers over the years with headline artists such as Troy Cassar-Daly, Adam Brand, Beccy Cole and Kasey Chambers.

So pack your golf clubs, Ukulele or whatever else you need, and visit Norfolk Island, the 'Event Island of the Pacific'. 

Hunt and Gather the Island way.

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