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Norfolk Island Holiday FAQs | Spacifica Travel

Published 25th Oct 2023

If you're in search of the perfect South Pacific getaway, look no further than the pristine shores of Norfolk Island. At Spacifica Travel, we pride ourselves on being your go-to experts for exploring this breathtaking destination. Whether you're a seasoned traveller or a first-time adventurer, our goal is to make your Norfolk Island holiday a truly unforgettable experience.

At Spacifica Travel, we've made it our mission to unravel the secrets of Norfolk Island so that you can embark on your journey well-prepared and eager to explore. In this article, we've compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Norfolk Island holidays. From holiday packages to Norfolk Island to the best accommodation deals and captivating tours, consider us your Norfolk Island travel companions.

Norfolk Island holidays offer more than just a break from the everyday hustle and bustle. They offer a chance to connect with history, immerse yourself in culture, and bask in the natural beauty of this unique destination. At Spacifica Travel, we're thrilled to guide you through every step of planning your Norfolk Island adventure.

Are you curious about the variety of Norfolk Island packages available? Wondering which Norfolk Island accommodation packages best suit your needs? Eager to explore the top Norfolk Island tours that reveal the island's stunning landscapes and rich heritage? We're here to provide you with all the insights you need to make the most of your journey.

Stay tuned as we delve deeper into the world of Norfolk Island travel, offering tips, expert advice, and insider knowledge that will transform your holiday into an extraordinary experience. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Norfolk Island has it all. Join us on this exciting journey and let the spirit of Norfolk Island sweep you away.

Where is Norfolk Island?

In the South Pacific, only a 2 and a half hour direct flight north-east from Sydney, or south-east from Brisbane.

Who flies to Norfolk Island?

Qantas flies 3 times a week out of Sydney and Brisbane airports each. Flights to Norfolk Island depart from the international terminals in Brisbane and Sydney.

So if flights leave from the international airport do I need my passport?

Nope! A passport is not required when flying from the Australian mainland to Norfolk Island (although if you have one, we do encourage taking it). All you need is a valid photo ID, like your driver licence.

What currency is used on Norfolk Island?

The Australian dollar is used, so no money conversion needed. How easy is that!

Major credit cards are accepted everywhere and you can withdraw cash from the ATM at the Commonwealth Bank, or Australia Post.

What's the weather like?

The climate is subtropical. Temperatures range between 19-28°C in summer, and 12-19°C in winter.

When is the best time to travel?

You really can't go wrong when planning a travel date for your Norfolk Island holiday. There's great weather and events year-round. The water temperature is a consistent 19-22°C all year long - perfect for swimming!

If you're set on travelling during the warmer months there's one thing I'd recommend – book early! Accommodation during this period fills up fast and easy. Don't discredit a holiday to Norfolk Island in winter though, we see some unbelievable specials for travel during winter, trust me! Or see for yourself and visit our Norfolk Island packaged holiday deals.

Where should you stay?

There's accommodation suited for everyone's Norfolk Island holiday. Check out our range of hotels, self-contained apartments, cottages and holiday homes.

Do you need a hire car?

Absolutely! I wouldn't let you book one of our Norfolk Island holiday packages without one. This island looks small, only 8km x 5km, but roads are winding and hilly. Having a hire car at your disposal allows you to get the most out of your holiday.

What do you need to know about driving on Norfolk Island?

Here’s some helpful tips:

  • Cars drive on the left side of the road
  • Be mindful of the speed limit, the maximum speed is 50km, but in some areas it's 30km or 40km
  • Cows have right of way, so be sure to slow down and let them be on their way
  • Drive like a local and give a friendly 'Norfolk wave' to passing cars or pedestrians

Will your mobile phone work?

No, your Australian mobile phone plan won't work. To stay in touch with friends or family while away you'll need to purchase a visitor sim card or visit places that offer free Wi-Fi, the Visitor Centre Burnt Pine township will be able to guide you in the right direction.

What is the language?

English is the main language, but you might hear the locals speaking the "Norf'k laengwij" a mix of Tahitian and Old English inherited from the Bounty Mutiny descendants.

Here’s some phrases to help you sound like a local:

  • Watawieh = Hello
  • Ai guud thaenks = I'm well thank you
  • Thaenks f aklan = Thanks for us

What’s the time zone?

GMT+11. Norfolk is 1 hour ahead of Australia Eastern Standard Time. Daylight Saving, when the clocks move 1 hour ahead, starts on the first Sunday in October and ends on the first Sunday of April.

What is there to do on Norfolk Island?

So much! Read some of my recommendations by following the below links:

Do you need travel insurance?

I would highly recommend getting travel insurance to protect you against unexpected cancellations, travel delays, illness or luggage loss. Fingers crossed you won't need it, but in the event that you do you’ll be glad you have it! Our res team are happy to help get your insurance squared away, plus if you sign up to our Bounty Club you'll get 20% off, how could you say no to that?!

Why book your Norfolk Island holiday with Spacifica Travel?

Spacifica Travel knows Norfolk best! Our owner Mathew Christian-Bailey, who resides both on island and in Brisbane, is a 7th generation descendant of Bounty mutineer, Fletcher Christian. Our team is passionate about this little Pacific gem and each team member has visited Norfolk. We're always here to provide you with the insider tips and tricks for your holiday! Our Norfolk Island packages offer great value and each includes flights, accommodation, touring, car hire and more – everything you need for your holiday.

So don't delay, contact to discuss your Norfolk Island holiday by calling 1800 NORFOLK or send us an email.

Photos courtesy of Norfolk Island Tourism & Tourism Australia

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