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Autumn on Norfolk is a lovely time to visit. Walks on white sandy beaches are perfect with- out the intense burning sun.

Relaxing at one of Norfolk Islands pretty little bays with a picnic basket, under the shade of Norfolk pines on emerald green lawn is heaven.

Watch waves break on the outside barrier reef, a safety net from big ‘fish’, making most bays safe for swimming.

The reef has been compared to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland & Nigalloo in Western Australia for its water quality & colourful life.

Islands linger offshore, a glass bottom boat allows viewing of the reef without getting wet. Lime kiln ruins can be found at some seaside locations. Viewing the past of the bay.

Snorkel or bathe in pristine waters, some with turtles. Canoe or kayak to secret locations or out to the reef. Dive off platforms into the sea. Life abounds on this 3 million year old volcanic outcrop. Unique species of animal & bird live here. Walks & treks can be arranged from your lodgings. Close to the National Park & it’s many scenic walkways are the lovely grounds of Selwyn Cottage. This famous cottage is set in a sub-tropical garden overlooking a peaceful valley of Norfolk Pines & green forest. This private one bedroom luxury cottage has all the appointments you need & is in a position that is perfect for our outdoor loving travellers go to for bookings & more.

Autumn is the time for many events to be held on Norfolk Island with Quilters Getaways, Ballroom Dancing Tuition & Competitions, Agricultural Shows, Scrabble & Painting Workshops. Festivals of all types are held at different locations all over the island, go to

Shopping is a joy on Norfolk Island. The main shopping strip is Taylors Road in the area, known as Burnt Pine. With low tax shopping on the Island, shoppers will be in their element hunting for fabulous deals & that special gift. This is where you will find Craig’s Knitwear with fashion knits from around the world. Imported European, Canadian & U.K knits & special one off items. Amazing range & specials all year round. Craig’s Knitwear is all about high class, high quality knits at a great price, make sure you pop in while you are here.

Another famous spot for shopping is the Norfolk Island markets. The Sunday morning outdoor markets are at the Bicentennial complex. Local artwork is worth checking out including wood carving of ships, hand woven island style baskets & individual craft.

The Bounty Bowls four Tournament is on in May, teams & groups welcome go to for bookings.

The RSL plays a very important role on Norfolk Island, a community club. Norfolk Island had the highest ratio of enlisted men & women in the Commonwealth in WW2. A proud achievement indeed; 280 out of a possible 365 men & 8 women joined the Australian & New Zealand military for WW2 & local islanders have been deployed right up to this day.

A proud & loyal island population. Come & honour those who served at the Norfolk Island RSL with its lunch bistro & dinner 6 nights a week, you will be delighted. Sundays are famous for the hearty roast dinners. Live entertainment, big screen sport & a fun atmosphere full of friendly locals. The Norfolk Island RSL is well known for hosting big events. Large RSA & RSL groups are regular patrons, with the club able to cater for groups of 250-cotact for bookings.

Surfing is on all year on Norfolk, a friend of mine whose father lives on the island just returned with a video of giant waves breaking along a steep cliff point. An expert only location when large swells hit. Other locations for surfing & kite or windsurfing can be found dotted around the island. Always respect the locals.

Autumn is the time of year for activities of a wide range of interests. Texas Holdem Poker Championships, Health Retreats, Yoga classes, Food & Wine Festivals, Island Conservation Workshops, Guided Tours, Horse Riding, Sports Fishing, Trekking & Nature Tours are all happening this autumn go to for details.

Anson Bay is a popular spot this time of year. Considered Norfolk Islands most scenic bay with its situation at the bottom of very steep cliffs, Anson Bay is a great location for a challenging hike with a 20-30 minute walk down a sloping track with a few hazards thrown in. A photographer’s paradise or a painters dreamscape awaits below. Anson Bay is located on the northwest tip of Norfolk Island nestled underneath the beautifully rugged coastline. A secluded sandy oasis with an awesome view.

Be careful when you attempt this walk as conditions can vary dramatically. One day Anson will be a calm azure blue postcard, the next an angry sea with raging tides. This makes it all the more fascinating. Waves can batter the majestic coastline here, undertows are invisible & cross currents quite strong. Big Wave surfers love the spot. A place of wonderful isolation on this island of plenty.

The annual Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival is on in autumn. Uke players of all levels are invited to join the local Norfolk players. A mixed cultural event featuring local Norfolk Island folk songs, Australian, Kiwi & Maori singers & players uniting all over the island at scenic locations, on boats, in the street, everywhere. Workshops in island rhythms & songs explored go to

Norfolk in autumn, a holiday of the cleanest, freshest air, unrivalled natural beauty, happy healthy people, a holiday without visas, passports or any of the hassles of international travel, a home away from home with a minimum of fuss.



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