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Norfolk Island holiday – a bountiful food paradise

Published 27th Sep 2023

Some might be surprised to discover a Norfolk Island holiday can be a bountiful foodie paradise. This little island gem is packed full of food experiences that will leave you feeling refreshed, refuelled and satisfied.

Offering a variety of Norfolk Island packages, this destination provides food enthusiasts with an unforgettable experience. The rich culinary heritage is best explored through tailored Norfolk Island holiday packages, allowing you to indulge in farm-to-table dining and fresh seafood delicacies. Whether it's joining one of the many Norfolk Island tours dedicated to food or simply wandering through local markets, every moment here adds to a memorable culinary journey. Plan your Norfolk Island travel today, and embark on a feast for the senses, connecting with the island's vibrant culture through its delicious cuisine.

Travelling to Norfolk Island

Just a two hour flight from Brisbane or Sydney and you’ll be touching down for your Norfolk Island holiday. Flights are included with all our Norfolk Island holiday packages, to make planning your trip even easier.

Did you know that flights to Norfolk Island depart from the international airport terminals in Brisbane or Sydney? And while you don’t need a passport for your Norfolk Island holiday you will need to be mindful of international security and biosecurity measures. Don’t pack fruit, veg or plant material as you won’t be allowed to bring it on-island. These measures are in place to help protect Norfolk Island’s environment and agriculture so they can continue to produce fresh and healthy food for everyone to enjoy!

What to do on Norfolk Island

There’s plenty of things to do to fill your days during your Norfolk Island holiday. The island has a bounty of attractions; discover its fascinating history and dramatic convict ruins. See the idyllic swimming beach, stunning golf course and unspoilt, boulder-lined bays. Embark on breathtakingly beautiful bushwalks and relax at a secluded clifftop picnic spot while watching the sun set over azure waters. Join tours lead by locals passionate about their island home. They’ll often have the best tips on where to go, what to see, and of course what to eat!

Food Experiences on Norfolk Island

Nature’s bounty shines through on the plate with seasonal local produce and a proud paddock-to-plate ethos. You’ll create memorable experiences through a progressive dinner, cheese or winery visit and the famed clifftop fish fry. Wherever you roam, be treated to freshly caught seafood, beautifully prepared meats, colourful salads, lovingly crafted chocolates and delicacies – capped by genuine friendly hospitality.

Our Favourite Tours with Meals

Below are some of our favourite tours with meals. Some are included in your Norfolk Island holiday package, but if they’re not be sure to ask your travel consultant to add them in. You don’t want to miss out on these iconic experiences!

  • Island Fish Fry – fresh, local fried fish as well as seasonal sides including 'Pilhi' (savoury banana slice), 'Ana' (a special sweet potato mash with local herbs), coconut bread, and delicious coconut pie and cream for dessert. Throw in a beautiful setting and local entertainment means you’re in for a fun evening.
  • Island Life Tour – Spend a full day discovering all there is to know about modern life on a remote island. Visit some of the island’s best sites and finish off the tour with an island-style lunch, complete with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink, of course!
  • Progressive Dinner – this is the ultimate local experience. Enjoy a three course dinner created with local ingredients, made by locals and served by locals in their island homes. Alongside incredible meals be served sensational stories about Norfolk Island and the people that call this island home. This evening is rich in flavour, fun and unforgettable stories.

Our Local Favourites for Food

If you’re serious about finding fresh, seasonal produce during your Norfolk Island holiday our best tip is to ask a local! They have the know-how and where when it comes to finding honesty boxes and in-season sellers. There’s so much more food to discover beyond the local supermarket!

Dining at the local restaurants is also a great way to experience the food while supporting small business. Be sure to check out:

  • Bailey’s Restaurant is located at Governor’s Lodge resort this restaurant serves up modern Australian cuisine in a beautifully restored, historic island home.
  • Hilli Restaurant is one of the island’s leading fine dining restaurants. “Hilli” is a Norfolk expression meaning “disinclined to exertion, relax, take it easy, and unwind”, and with cosy interiors, great service and beautiful food with wine suggestions it lives up to its name.
  • For breakfast pop on down to The Golden Orb Café. Truly a local jaunt, you can find delicious breakfast, lunch, cakes, coffee and speciality teas. Don’t forget to check out the local specials on the blackboard
  • Did you know there’s a winery and brewery on Norfolk Island? For wine lovers visit Two Chimney Wines to sample the local drop. If you’re more into beer head down to Castaway Norfolk Island to try their beers brewed on-site. Hot tip – Friday is pizza night, but you must pre-book!

Discover the food paradise of Norfolk Island by booking with Spacifica Travel

Say “Watawieh” (hello) to the Spacifica Travel team on 1800 800 722, who can plan your unforgettable Norfolk Island holiday package deal including flights, car hire, tours and meals - or book online at our website.

Photos courtesy of Norfolk Island Tourism

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