Cheap flights from Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island used to be a penal colony for the British colony of New South Wales between 1788 and 1814, which abruptly stopped to be continued during 1825 and 1855. It was only in 1856 that it was inhabited by the descendants of the Pitcairn Island inhabitants. Measuring only about 8km by 5km, Norfolk Island is relatively small, yet offers amazing features. Norfolk Island National Park is considered the crown jewel, having had encompassed the northern part of the island. If you find the capital Kingston somewhat desolated, continue your journey and head towards Burnt Pine, which is considered as the residential hub of Norfolk Island.

Where to go

Covering approximately 650 hectares, Norfolk Island National Park offers visitors awesome views from Mount Pitt and Mount Bates, interspersed with a number of bushwalking tracks, allowing visitors to enjoy the view while taking a stroll. There is also a sheltered beach at Emily Bay in the south, wherein visitors can admire the corals aboard the glass-bottom boats. Meanwhile just west of Burnt Pine, you can find the St. Barnabas Chapel, which was built by the Anglicans between 1866 and 1920. If you are interested to know further the history of Norfolk Island, just head to Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, which offers a 360-degree panoramic painting that depicts the Bounty mutiny and Norfolk Island history.

From Norfolk Island, you can reach the neighbouring country of New Zealand in a matter of hours. Auckland is considered as the country’s largest metropolitan area that is home to about 1.4 million people, or about a third of the entire population of New Zealand. Interestingly, the city and its suburbs’ urban planning design is patterned after Los Angeles, California, making the two cities as far flung sister cities. Suburbs in Auckland are also reminiscent of early European settlements that have good examples of Victorian, Edwardian, Deco, and Bungalow residential styles.

Norfolk Island Airport only serves short haul flights. If you want to reach the other side of the world, it is best if you take a connecting flight to Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport, an international airport located approximately 8km from Sydney city centre. From here, you can go halfway around the world and reach Tokyo in Japan. To see the overall wonder of the city, you can opt to go to the Tokyo Tower, which is known to offer an impressive view. You can also opt to shop in distinct districts such as the hip vibe of Shibuya, which is a walking distance from two other large shopping districts and near the Meiji Jingu shrine; or for an upscale market experience, try going to Ginza, which literally means silver mint and is considered the high fashion centre of the city.

How to get out

To fly out of Norfolk Island, you have to go through Norfolk Island Airport, the sole airport in the island which occupies much of the south-west area. Operated by the Administration of Norfolk Island, the airport is being served only by the Air New Zealand airline, which operates direct flights going to Auckland, Sydney, and Brisbane only.

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