One of the best places in NI is the Norfolk Island National Park.

The Park covers about 14% of the island, and is home to beautiful flora and fauna, easy to moderate walks along quiet and mysterious tracks, and amazing views across Norfolk to the offshore islands.

It is also a place with an interesting WW II history that you can learn about from interpretative signage.

We decided to walk the tracks at Mt Pitt and Mt Bates first thing on New Year’s Day. It was a little hazy, but a beautiful way to start the day.

Others had the same idea because we met several groups out early after NY celebrations.

In our case, we left home and within 10 minutes were into nature. After a few hours of walking we were on the beach at Emily Bay in less than 10 minutes.  This could be you when you come to live on Norfolk Island.

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Punga (Tree Fern)

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Nic on the trail

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Mountain Rush

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Fruit of big creeper

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Flax

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Niau Palm

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Walking track

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Phillip Island

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Wally

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Mountain Rush

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NI Pine

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Bush Lemons

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Visitors at the top – Mt Bates

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WW II Radar Station ruins

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Radar Station interpretation

Interpretative signs - Mt Bates

Interpretative signs – Mt Bates

Middle - NIs largest market garden

Middle – NIs largest market garden

Nepean Island

Nepean Island