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

Island Explorer Tours is proudly a 100% island family owned business.  We aim to always offer excellent service, great value, and trouble-free happy travel.  We are your Norfolk Island specialists and our family of legendary local guides and story-stitchers would be thoroughly thrilled and honoured to show you around our awesome island home, help you to discover the special and unmissable places that only a local might know, and share with you its truly amazing stories and hidden gems.  We are very proud islanders and we are here to help you experience the best of what Norfolk has to offer in a tailored, fun, flexible, and spontaneous way with fascinating insider insights into the island’s everyday quirks and iconic past.  So all you need to do is relax and enjoy our beautiful island home or as the islanders would say ‘stiwelaut du fait aa hili kamen orn, patapahuf en tek et iisi yorlye’!

Watawieh yorlye!  A very warm welcome to Norfolk Island’s original Hop-on Hop-off cruise ship sightseeing shuttle bus tour service especially designed to help our cruise ship visitors get the most out of their shore time with us.  It’s the best value and easiest way to play, relax, explore, and enjoy our awesome island.  There’s a reason why these tours are so popular world-wide. It’s a perfect blend of exploration and experiences and a fabulous way to see it all and do it all in a day.  Norfolk Island is very hilly and there is no public transport available.

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Our Honu Hop-on Hop-off loop tour offer excellent service and trouble-free happy travel. Your experience includes legendary local guides and live commentary. Our great highlights and sightseeing loop shuttle bus tour runs all day during cruise ship visits so you can make the most of your shore excursion, discover Norfolk’s famous landmarks and attractions, enjoy the gorgeous scenery including turquoise lagoons and stunning vistas, immerse yourself in the past while exploring our fascinating World Heritage history, escape into unspoiled natural beauty, or explore the quirky little township - it’s up to you. All you have to do is choose how you want to enjoy the island.  HONU ISLAND EXPLORER (11 stops). You can hop-on hop-off or stay on and do the full loop, play all day, or slow down and enjoy the charming pace of island life. It’s so easy.  Simply turn-up-and-go and loop-back. 

We believe you will discover one of the world’s best kept secrets - a truly unique, seriously special, and refreshingly different kind of Pacific Island paradise. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our tours.  In the meantime, wherever you are in this wonderful world, we wish you a beautiful day!


  • Visitor’s Information Centre and Township (shops and eateries)
  • Mt Pitt 360° Scenic Lookout
  • Botanical Gardens
  • The Maze
  • St Barnabas Chapel
  • Cyclorama & Queen Victoria Gardens
  • Bounty Folk Museum
  • Queen Elizabeth Scenic Lookout
  • Emily Bay Recreation Area
  • Kingston Pier Precinct
  • The Village Town Centre Shops & Eateries

Honu Hop-on Hop-off Explorer - Cruise Ship shuttle bus