Where is Norfolk Island? It is located in the Pacific Ocean right between New Zealand, New Caledonia and Australia and is about 877 miles from Evan’s Head which is the mainland of Australia. Along with two other neighboring islands, Norfolk makes up one of this country’s external territories. There are over 60 places to stay there ranging from luxury cottages to budget friendly apartments but you need to pre-book yours before arriving or prove that you will be staying with relatives and friends before you will be allowed to enter.
When it comes to places to visit in Norfolk Island, you will not be disappointed by paying the numerous churches there a visit. The island is home to the Church of England, a Community Church, Jehovah’s Witness among others. The temperature on the island is a tropical one with average rainfall amounting to about 1300 mm per year. The summer days are quite pleasant and the temperature rarely goes above 28°C but this may drop to 19 degrees at night. During mid winter, these can drop further to about 21 degrees during the day but not more than that. So it would be a good idea to pack some warm clothes if you plan to visit the island during that time.
A nylon jacket and a light sweater will suffice for the chilly nights and also take strong walking shoes for hikes and walks. Of course, sunscreen is a must too if you wish to see places to visit in Norfolk Island during the day without getting a nasty sunburn! Like all of the territories that come under Australian jurisdiction, the currency used on the island is the Australian dollar. You can also use traveler’s checks and most credit cards are also accepted on the island. The locals are also very friendly and can often be seen waving at passing motorists.
This is called the ‘Norfolk wave’ and is a sign of hospitality. So where is Norfolk Island in your travel plans this year? If you plan on visiting the island in the summer months, you might find it a bit over-crowded. However, since it is peak tourist season at the time, most of the attractions will be accessible to the public. The island is full of culture, history, mystery and attractions besides tours that are designed to educate and entertain tourists so you will not be bored for a minute.