December 2013

Are there any travel tips for visitors to NI?

By |December 26th, 2013|

Yes there are.

You should purchase travel insurance for your Norfolk holiday.

Visitor services … contact the Visitor Information Centre – P:  Int+ 6723 22147 or E:

Climate … is sub-tropical and comfortable all year round. During winter a jumper will be required as temperatures range from 12 to 17 degrees. Summer temperatures range from 18 to 26 degrees. Most rain (which totals 1,350 mm per annum) falls in the winter months, and mild sea breezes are the norm.

Language … English is the most common language. The Norfolk language, one of the world’s rarest, is also spoken.

Electricity … is standard 3 […]

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What other community services are available?

By |December 5th, 2013|

Travel services

Burnt Pine Travel – travel agency

Travelworld – travel agency

Service stations

Diesel and unleaded fuel available

Paw Paws Pump Shed – opens late 7 days

Central Service Station

Cascade Motors

Commercial laundry

Supa Suds Laundry

News and Media

The Trading Post Newsagency

The Norfolk Islander – community newspaper

Norfolk Online – online news service

Radio Norfolk – FM 89.9 and AM 1566

Digital TV – channel 9, 7, 10, SBS, ABC

Video rental

Norfolk Video and Music

World Traders


Econorfolk Foundation Inc – environmental best practices

Daa Nursery – garden supplies and plants

Forestry – native plants supplies (government owned and operated)


Norfolk Insurance Office (NIO)

Norfolk Island Professional Services


Norfolk Island Secretarial and Accounting

Graeme Donaldson Chartered Accountant

C. E. O’Sullivan […]

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Where is Norfolk Island?

By |December 4th, 2013|

Norfolk Island is located at 29 degrees South Pacific – more specifically 29.02 degrees S 167.57 degrees E.  Two and a half hours from Australia, and one hour 45 minutes from NZ.

Norfolk Island is one and a half hours ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time and a half hour behind New Zealand.  There is no daylight saving on NI.




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November 2013

Are there the usual rural driving hazards?

By |November 17th, 2013|

Yes there are, so drive with care.

Cows freely roam the roads and have right of way.  NI cows are usually very hospitable and will get out of the road with gentle persuasion.

They are restricted from entering many places across the island by cattle grid, fences, and gates.  For example, cows cannot enter the main commercial centre at Burnt Pine, beach fronts, the NI National Park, and reserves.

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How do I get my furniture and car to NI?

By |November 17th, 2013|

There are several freight forwarders who can have your furniture, other household belongings, and your vehicles, shipped to NI.  On average there is a ship that comes to NI every three weeks.  The freight forwarders and their contact details are:

Norfolk Forwarding Services:  P: +6723 22886   E:

Transam Argosy: P: +6723 22836   E:

Celtic Shipping Services: P: +6723 24338   E:

If your belongings arrive by ship they will be unloaded at one of two landing points – at Cascade or Kingston.  They will be brought to shore aboard lighters and craned onto the pier as shown in the photo.

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How do I travel to / from NI?

By |November 17th, 2013|

You fly to NI from Australia with Air New Zealand.  There are flights to/from Sydney each Friday and Monday, and from Brisbane each Saturday and Tuesday.  There is also a flight from Auckland each Sunday, although this will change to a Saturday flight from June 2017.

Flight times are as follows:

To/from Brisbane – 2 hours 30 minutes

To/From Sydney – 2 hours 45 minutes

To/from Auckland – 1 hour 45 minutes

There are also several travel agencies – Burnt Pine Travel, Travelworld, and the Travelcentre – who can book flights to anywhere in the world if travel is your passion.

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