A lot of people think Norfolk Pines and Penal Colony when they hear the words Norfolk Island. But in fact, this little Island is like a country town, but with beaches, and national parks, and 1,000-year-old trees, and a community that is happy to show-off their little piece of paradise. Here are 101 things you can do on Norfolk Island.

  1. Visit the Saturday Farmers markets from 7.30am - 10.30am.
  2. Visit the Island arts and craft markets every Sunday from 8.30am - 11.00am. 
  3. Explore the Convict Ruins in the World Heritage area of Kingston.
  4. Learn the layers of history at the 4 x N.I. Kingston museums.
  5. The Sirius museum houses artifacts of the First Fleet flagship HMS Sirius – wrecked off the Kingston reef. 
  6. Visit the Bounty Folk Museum.
  7. Drive to the top of Mount Pitt for a 360° view of the Island.
  8. Walk from Mt Pitt across to the highest point Mt Bates which is 319 metres.
  9. Discover the Cockpit waterfall at Cascade. 
  10. Government House opens once a month to the public. Entry fee goes to local charities.
  11. Watch the cargo boat unloading (limited visits throughout the year)
  12. Bushwalking in the National Parks and Public Reserves.
  13. Visit the Botanical gardens Discovery centre.
  14. Book a Hilli Goat farm tour and cheese tasting.
  15. Attend an NI Church service & experience the renowned “sing-a-long” to traditional Island hymns.
  16. Visit Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama a 360° painting of the famous Bounty mutiny.
  17. Research your convict ancestry and family tree at the Research centre.
  18.  Indulge in locally made chocolate. 
  19. Visit the Liqueur factory to sample locally made liqueurs.
  20. Swim at Emily bay lagoon (listed in the top 10 beaches of the South Pacific)
  21. Swim & snorkel at Slaughter & Emily bays & marvel at the marine life. 
  22. Have a game of golf on the seaside World Heritage course in Kingston.
  23. Visit Captain Cook lookout & monument (take a picnic lunch and stay awhile) 
  24. Keep your feet dry and hope on a glass bottom boat tour of the lagoons. 
  25. Take a guided sea kayaking tour. 
  26. Hire some fishing gear and try your luck from one of the jetties.
  27. Enjoy local fish, salads & desserts at an island cliff- top fish fry.
  28. Get off the main roads with Island Adventure tours.
  29. Join Culla for his Clydesdale & carriage ride.
  30. Witness the celebrations of Anniversary ( Bounty) Day held on 8 June.
  31. Take a guided trek to Phillip Island, an outer Island bird sanctuary.
  32. Create your own souvenir by taking a painting class at the Local Gallery. 
  33. Walk the boardwalk down to the secluded Bumboras beach.
  34. Pack your surf board and catch a break beyond the reef.
  35. Visit the Liquor bond, take your airline ticket to receive 30% discount on spirits.
  36. Hire a bike & cycle around the island.
  37. Enjoy a fun night out at “Housie/Bingo” every Monday at the Paradise hotel.
  38. Rejuvenate with a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
  39. Participate in a local Yoga class or Tai Chi.
  40. Lose yourself in the hedge maze at Strawberry Fields.
  41. Head out to one of the cliff tops and witness a stunning sunrise or sunset.
  42. Take the many steps to the top of Flagstaff hill centenary walkway.
  43. Have a game of mini golf at the Toy shop - Grassy Road, open 2-5pm daily.
  44. Take the Walk in the wild, a private rainforest with storyboards and statues.
  45. Walk through 100 Acres reserve & see the magnificent Morton Bay fig trees.
  46. Join in the local sports! Touch football, tennis, squash, netball, lawn bowls.
  47. Get out on the water on a deep sea fishing charter.
  48. Visit the Anson Bay cottage pottery.
  49. Explore the island in a MOKE, on a sunny day peel back the roof!
  50. Stroll through the sea-side convict & modern day cemetery.51. Arrange a healthy or traditional food hamper with Island Nectar.
  51. Purchase the little Norfolk cookbook and try your hand at traditional recipes.
  52. Take a Lantern Lit Ghost tour. It will give you chills. 
  53. Watch the historical play the Trial of the Fifteen. 
  54. Visit the St Barnabas Chapel, marvel at the rose windows.
  55. Pre-book a lunch platter and wine tasting at the Two Chimney’s Winery.
  56. Feed the ducks and chooks at watermill dam.
  57. Join the Bird watching tour look out for the rare green parrot.
  58. Have your photo taken amongst the Moreton bay fig trees. 
  59. Take a night walk and star gaze at the amazing sky line, the stars feel so close.
  60. What about a midnight walk through the convict cemetery?
  61. Visit the bottle house which is made from over 36,000 bottles. 
  62. Watch a movie at “Ferny Lane” theatre, get there early to secure a comfy couch! 
  63. Hop on the old Model T Ford car and discover the Pitcairn Settlers Village.
  64. Wave to passing cars it’s called the Norfolk wave.
  65. Kick your heels up at the annual Country music festival every May!
  66. Take a stroll down the winding track to the bottom of Anson Bay 
  67. (not recommended for swimming but worth the walk) 
  68. Hug a pinetree! (water is stored in the trunk, so this will cool you down)
  69. Celebrate your wedding or re-new your vows on our beautiful island.
  70. Listen to the local language at the magnificent Wonderland by Night.
  71. Take a guided snorkelling and reef walk tour on the low tide. 
  72. Take a swim in the rain; just remember to leave your towel in the car.
  73. Join us in December for the Jazz festival.
  74. Dress up as a pirate (if you dare!) and dine out at the Jolly Roger restaurant.
  75. Taste local (cow) cheeses & honey on the Xtian Brothers Cheese Tour.
  76. Keep fit during your holiday and take a gym class.
  77. Visit Simon’s Water private property, stroll to the cliff-top overlooking Cascade. Remember to shut the gate.
  78. Shop, Shop & Shop! 
  79. Stop at the local roadside stalls for in-season fruit and vegetables; 
  80. drop your money in the honesty boxes.
  81. Purchase locally made woodwork.
  82. Join the local outrigger club for a paddle around the lagoon. 
  83. Take a photo of yourself in the convict stocks outside Barney Duffy’s.
  84. Wonder through Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens.
  85. Spoil yourself with a High tea luncheon. 
  86. Call into the Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the tourist car rally.
  87. Request a song on the local radio, Thursday. Phone the station 22137.
  88. Watch the aircrafts land and take off along the fence line of the airstrip.
  89. Enjoy a soft-serve ice cream while you play life-sized chess at the mini golf shop.
  90. Take a tour behind the scenes with Boc on his Farm and Industry tour.
  91. Visit the many art galleries for locally created products.
  92. Learn about the life of the late author Colleen McCullough on a tour of her home. 
  93. Buy a CD of local music for a permanent souvenir.
  94. Join us in November for the Taste Norfolk Food festival.
  95. Visit for Thanksgiving Day celebrations every November.
  96. Check out the nicknames listed in the local phone book.
  97. Book a Ghost tour and dinner held in historical Kingston.
  98. Check out the Bistro’s at the Leagues for delicious menus.
  99. Have a fun game of barefoot bowls. 
  100. Visit the South Pacific Display centre on New Cascade Road.
  101. Visit Norfolk Shirts (opposite from the airport) and design your own Norfolk Island T-Shirt.

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