Spring is the great rejuvenator, the renewal of life. Spring unleashes beauty. It is nature detox. A living spa. Nowhere does spring better than Norfolk Island. Nowhere.
Spring is when the birds abound & bird watches, walkers & visitors are amazed at the wide variety of seabirds. Shearwaters flying just above the sea, the Kingfisher, Crimson Rosella, Kestrels, Masked Boobies & many more are to be seen along with visiting birds from faraway lands to come to this 3 million year old volcanic outcrop. On its own out in the sea, untouched & independent. Spring brings a beauty as young birds learn to fly in isolation, dependent on their mothers. The young learn to fly from the old. The babies are learning to fly.
Spring brings many people together on Norfolk Island. Players arrive for the Norfolk Island Ukele Festival, Flora Week in all its colour, Norfolk Islands Art Workshop with Grace Paley, the Scrabble Championships & the Wildmob Noroflk Island Conservation Project all happening in September go to https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/ for bookings & details.
The Norfolk Island pine feeds parrots with its seeds. Proud & tall, symbolic of an independent island. Bastard oaks stand solo guard over their domain, keeping to themselves while wild wisteria share flowers creamy blue within the canopy of trees.
Close to the National Park & its many scenic walking trails are the lovely grounds of Selwyn Cottage. This famous cottage is set in a sub-tropical garden overlooking a peaceful valley of Norfolk pines & greenery. This private one bedroom luxury cottage has all the appointments you need & is in a position that is just perfect for our outdoor walking travellers. www.selwyncottage.com
Bowlers are well catered for on Noroflk Island, they have 3 annual tournaments during 2017 – the South Pacific Pairs in February, The Heritage Bounty Fours in May & the TAB Triples Tournament in August, so don’t miss out, groups welcome go to www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com. for bookings
It is at this time that the emerald green forest shine. Plants are blossoming. People are walking the magnificent tracks through oak & pine.
Green parrots are busy working on bright red fruits, the sharkwood smells of garlic. Grant White Oak are surrounded by flowers of pin on the forest floor. Combine your holiday with some spectator sport.
The Norfolk Island Squash Masters Tournament is on during spring, held form the 7th to the 11th November. See World Champions, Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Sarah Fitz-Gerald & many others go to http://www.burntpinetravel.com/ for all details.
On an island so blessed by nature’s beauty it is great to know that spring on Norfolk Island is as active as it is scenic. Water sports are all around you; surfing, windsurfing, fishing, diving, snorkelling or just swimming at the beach, it’s all here. In January Norfolk Island host the NOC or Norfolk Ocean Challenge, an around island outrigger canoe race & those terrific events bring an international crowd to Norfolk Island, for info on this & many other events go to www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com
You can go on bush walks, climbs, marathon treks, play golf, bowls, visit historical landmarks, eat & drink at the many café, resorts, hotels & restaurants or just take in the spectacle that is Norfolk in springtime.
Norfolk Island has a super friendly Leagues Club. They brag that their beer is the coolest on Norfolk Island. You could have fun trying that out. Their entertainment is on every Friday plus festival nights & combines contemporary music with Norfolk Island style. The bistro is not to be missed & open every day from 5.30pm. Delicious food & a cool relaxed attitude. Email the club at email@example.com
Ironwood fruit blend yellow, red & purple fruits to keep the local birds happy. Peach trees blossom, as evergreens with small white flowers do their impersonation of frangipani. Pepper trees spice up their surroundings. Tea trees crimson fruit sit closely to the Devils guts whose thorns are its weapons. Bloodwood bleeds its dark red tonic sap through its outer bark. Nettles & Popwood spread throughout the Botanic Garden. The Norfolk tree fern here it is the tallest in the world.
Golfers take note, a game on the island is unlike anywhere else. The Noroflk Island Veteran Golf Tournament is on next year in February. A very popular event with package deals from Sydney, Brisbane & Auckland. www.burntpinetravel.com for bookings.
See plants & animals that are only found here. Only here. Nowhere else on planet earth. Over the years of isolation, this subtropical rainforest island flourished. Away from everyone. Away from everything.
Growth from seeds blown by persistent winds from faraway lands, propagated the island.
Unique species were born. More than 40 plants can only be seen here on this ancient pacific isle.
October brings the Agriculture & Horticultural Show, the Quilters getaway, the around the island relax race, photography with Michael Snedic & Mark Rayner & painting with Belinda Brigss so why not get involved in these great activities while relaxing on Norfolk Island go to https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/
The main shopping strip in Norfolk Island is on Taylors Road in the area knows as Burnt Pine. Shoppers will be in their element hunting for fabulous deals.
Another famous spot for shopping is the Norfolk Island Markets. The Sunday morning outdoor markets are run at the Bicentennial Complex. Local artwork is worth checking out, including hand-made baskets & wood carvings of ships.
November brings the Norfolk Island Food Festival from the 28th, a festival celebrating everything about food on the Norfolk Island. Paddock to plate, locally grown or organic free range produce is proudly presented in this unique festival. Taste in the foodie world go to http://www.burntpinetravel.com.
On an island where nature has been so kind it is a privilege to witness the rhythm of spring. On Norfolk Island spring is in the air, all you have to do is go there.