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Here Ye Here Ye Norfolk Island is ready to roll. Bring ye self over cause their 2 much for us. Locals to take in by ourselves.

Be it outdoor pursuit’s theatrical pleasures, action or relaxation. The Island has the lot. You know about the fishing, diving, trekking, biking, hiking, surfing and knitting. The classes, games, food and friends. Then get ready we have a bit more for you.

Bring your Ballroom best for the Bounty Day Evening Ball on the 6th June, featuring talented ballroom dancers from 5 years old to Adult. This precedes the Bounty Day Anniversary celebrations of the arrival of Pitcain Islands on 8th June 1856; see local descendants in the clothing of their ancestors with food and family.

The Government House Charity Open Day is a regular event on the Island, Open from 1.00pm to 3.30 pm in the afternoon on the 10th June people can visit this formal residence built in 1829. Check for other Open Days in different months. The Relay for Life is a community event to raise funds for Cancer.  Held on June 13th, the whole Island community gets behind this fine cause.

A public holiday is to be held for the Queen’s Birthday on Monday the 15th June.

Families and groups are well catered for at Fletcher Christian Holiday Apartments where the rooms come with a car to help you run around to all the events on the Island. Sunny verandahs to breathe the mighty fresh air at these one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Have a BBQ on the lovely grounds or take a dip in the pool, rest and relax until the next event – go to for bookings.


Escorted Tours are a favourite way to learn about the Island and can be taken to coincide with one of the many events held each year. Go to to arrange one.

Croquet Anyone? The Convicts Cup Social Croquet Tournament has players from around Australia enjoying dinner and Croquet on the Island from the 19th to the 27th June.

The Ballroom Dancing Festival kicks up its heels from the 22nd until the 26th June. Dancers from Australia and New Zealand meet for a social week of Dancing and Holidaying on Norfolk Island. Some serious dance classes are to be had here as well, but fun is the main objective. First time dancers are welcomed with instructions abounding.

Duty Free Shopping is one of the many reasons a trip to Norfolk Island can be fruitful. Craig’s Knitwear is in the main shopping strip on Norfolk Island on Taylors Road in the area known as Burnt Pine. The low tax shopping has travellers hunting down fabulous deals at Craig’s with fashion knits from around the world at special prices. Choose from cashmere, alpca, Icelandic wool, angora and many more from their full range of jackets, cardigans, jumpers, scarves, rugs and vests. They even have kilts with the bulk of the stock being imported from Europe, the United Kingdom and North America, you had better pop in.

Fancy yourself as something of a Robin Hood type, well here’s your chance to try your hand and eye at the sport of Archery. The Archery Open Field Tournament is run over 4 days from the 28th June to the 3rd July. This family friendly event caters to all ages, even the very young. All are welcome to come along to this wonderful hospitable event. Adults compound, re curve and long bow are hotly contested in the mornings with social events in the afternoons. The Archery 3D Field is one of the best in the world. For details contact Norfolk Island Travel Centre.


Hot headline acts are booked for this year’s Christmas in July, entertainers from Australia and New Zealand, make this an event to remember, a party every night and a hell of a good time. It runs from the 10th-20th July go to for more details.

Rugby on the Rock, open to teams from Australia and New Zealand to compete against Norfolks “creaky old convicts all over 35 years of age, is so popular, it is sold out this year go to to check for cancellations. Held Saturday 1st-9th August.

Yoga retreats, fitness holidays, relax and around island running competitions happen through the year. Photography workshops, model aeroplane festivals, food tours and art and craft weeks are all held on this active isle. For more information got to and plan your Norfolk Island holiday around your special interest.

Get your kilt on and raise your knees for a little highland dancing at this year’s festival. This 4 day event is sure to bring the celtic spirit out in ye all. Lessons and fun for all, from 13th-17th August.

For the traveller to Norfolk Island there is just so much to do all year with all the different events scheduled on the island, you might have to go twice. Some of this year’s big events include The Hardy Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic 2015. From the 23rd-28th August packages from Australia for this massive event start at $1335 for a 7 day package. Go to for more details of this and many other events, but be quick because a couple of popular events are already sold out.

The Norfolk Island Squash Master’s takes place form the 9th -13th November, featuring ex-world and Commonwealth Games champions in a week of great games. has some great packages to this sporting event.


Combine some spectator sport with your own action packed holiday with big game fishing, small boat fishing, skindiving, pistol shooting, archery, squash, tennis, nature treks, food festivals and surfing, sailboarding and yachting just some of the many sporting pastimes available for your participation on Norfolk Island.

Bowlers are invited to the Norfolk Island Bowls Club, now 75 years of age, where the hospitality is legendary. The Bowls Club welcomes all visitors whether bowlers or not to its club. Commercial play or just have a drink or dinner form the famous bistro. The August Triple Tournament is a 3 bowls triple for men’s and ladies’ teams. Great prize money to be won at the tournament. Team enquiries are welcome as are all other enquiries. The triples are on from 17th-23rd August. and

Heritage Hill has long been associated with the Norfolk Island Bowls Club due to is location only a short walk away. A long time sponsor of the local clubs, Heritage Hill knows how to treat a visiting competitor, spectator, team or single visitor. Its mixed range of accommodation provides the perfect place to relax after the days events. From motel style rooms to private cottage, Heritage Hill has a perfect place for you to enjoy your stay on the active Isle of Norfolk. for more info.

Pick up the Uke and play! Norfolk is hosting the Yuukalieli Festival from 13-17th September. Uke plays are coming from Australia and New Zealand to join Norfolk players in a cultural mix of Australian, Maori and Pitcairn styles. Norfolk language and island dancers playing at scenic locations, on boats, with workshops and shows – a Polynesian players paradise from the 13th-17th September.

If the theatre is more your thing then get ye to the Norfolk Theatre Festival from the 29th Sept-4th Oct. With plays by the night and workshops in the day plus an open competition to all amateur theatre companies – a one off play or an excerpt from a full length play. Contact the Norfolk Amateur Theatre Society (NATS) for details.

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 handmade baskets and wood carvings of ships.

Bird watching on the island is a favourite pastime of Go55 travellers, White Terns, Seabirds, Shearwaters flying just above the sea, the Kingfisher, Crimson Rosella, Kestrels, Masked Boobies and many many more are to be seen along with visiting birds from faraway lands. Greeneyes Tours will take you where the birds are, follow Margaret Christian, an acclaimed author and authority on birdlife to watch in awe. Email for a booking today.

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If you missed this year’s Easter Show in Australia don’t worry because the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Show is on Monday 12th October on the island. Held at Rawson Hall you’ll see cooking, art, local flora arrangements, flowers, vegetables displays, school special projects from the local students, equestrian events, cats and all sorts of food drink and entertainment. Get yourself there!

Golfers are spoilt on Norfolk Island, a south pacific paradise for golf, with players walking away each year with prize money from the Governor’s Cup – a 3 day tournament, 4 ball best ball, two person Ambrose and 4 ball aggregate Stableford. Teams of two can be women’s, men’s or mixed. Prize pool of AUS$10,000 is up for the taking with visitors welcome to play in this ‘money talks tournament’ on one of the loveliest golf courses in the world. Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th November. Packages for this start at $1335

Selwyn Cottage is perfect for that special occasion enjoy comfort in tasteful surroundings. The private one bedroom luxury appointment cottage is set in a lovely garden overlooking a peaceful valley of Norfolk pines and close to the national park sub-tropical walking track, yet only 5 minutes to town. Perfect for our walking trekking outdoor over 50s book at

Squash Masters Tournament 9th-13th November to for bookings.

Foodies delight; Norfolk is a producer of some of the finest organic produce on the planet and from the 23rd-27th of November it is being showcased in the Taste of Norfolk Island, a mouth-watering food feast; taste testing the paddock from plate abundance of this fascinating island. A not to be missed, super popular event – all inclusive packages from $1850 for details and bookings.

Public holiday on Wednesday 25th November to celebrate Thanksgiving. Norfolk traditionally celebrates this “American” holiday thanks to the American whaleboats who worked the ocean around here.

Get your BeBop on, because the joints gonna be swingin for the Norfolk Jazz Festival from 30th November–3rd December. Nights and days to the sounds of live jazz in the south pacific. Who could want for more, with Australian, New Zealand and local musicians in concerts and jams all over the island? You gotta dig this go to for details.

The Pistol Shooting Championships are back on from the 7th-12th December. All registered shooters invited.

Don’t forget the Christmas Parade and Pageant on the evening of the 12th December, all night long shopping, beauty pageant for charity and much much more. Fun is the name of the night with events designed for a laugh.

FMX Trans-Tasman Challenge is on Friday 18th December. Super hard core riders from Australia, NZ, will compete in this Trans-Tasman event, a huge event with food and bar go to

If this is what you like, far away from the mainland madness but with plenty to keep you occupied if you so desire then you’ll be pleased to know that Australian Citizens can now become residents of Norfolk Island and can acquire land and houses there. This is a fairly new development and a bonus for those of you who would like to set up in a place of such beauty and action. Many fine properties are on sale go to


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