Norfolk Island has been greeting tourists for over 70 years and is a gem in the South Pacific. The wide range of activities available in port can be tailored to match the demographics and interests of a particular cruise market. There are historical, cultural, food, scenic, and adventure tours available along with less structured opportunities for sporting activities, shopping, and other markets. This pristine island leaves an impression.
Tours are the best way to explore Norfolk Island. A variety of customizable experiences are available. If you’re looking for a culinary adventure, the Alfresco Fish Feast is the best of the best. Visitors can taste local and freshly prepared food. The seafood is seasonal and served at a dazzling picnic with Polynesian recipes that date back centuries. Norfolk Island also offers the chance to take a tour of all 15 types of liqueur production the island has to offer. Guests can experience the process of making these liqueurs and have a taste of the finished product.
For a bit of history and culture, the Museum World of Norfolk Tour is not to be missed. This walking tour goes through the Heritage-Listed Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area. Visitors have a unique opportunity to enter historic buildings and learn about the different cultures that influenced the history of the island. Visitors will come face to face with artifacts from Norfolk Island’s Polynesian, military, convict, and Pitcairn heritages and even experience the living history of Kingston. Visitors interested in learning more specifically about the convict heritage of the island also have a chance to participate in the Convict Heritage Tour to learn about the first and second settlements along with a cemetery while learning local facts and legends.
If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure you won’t be disappointed. There’s a tour that offers a chance to explore the entire island via a 4-wheel drive bus that goes off the beaten track. Guided tours allow visitors to spend time learning while heading to spots and attractions that most other tours cannot access.
Glass bottom boat tours are available and offer an amazing chance to get up close with Norfolk Island’s marine life. The boat tours are guided by direct descendants of the historic HMAS Bounty who cover the 100 species of fish and 70 species of coral with a flair of humor.
If you’re looking for a relaxing day in the outdoors we suggest the guided Botanical Garden Walk. Visitors will enjoy a cultural presentation followed by a chance to walk through many examples of the island’s tiny and fragile ecosystem. Guides will help visitors explore the unique flora and fauna that Norfolk Island has to offer.
For indoor fun, the Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama is the best place to be. This is one of Australia’s top tourist attractions, with a 360-degree painting of Fletcher’s Mutiny. Visitors will also have a chance to spend time in an art gallery, gardens dedicated to the Queen, and a café serving local fare.
Cruise ship calls to the island have begun to grow as it becomes an emerging international cruise destination.