Norfolk Island

Mike’s been a huge fan of Norfolk Island ever since his first visit in 1999. Since then, he’s been there six times and on this trip he discovers that despite its TINY size there are always new things to experience.

Exploring Norfolk Island

Did you know that Norfolk Island was once the most dreaded penal colony in the Southern Hemisphere? With fascinating history and picturesque scenery, this tiny 8km by 5km Island is an absolute paradise 🏝️🌊For all the details, visit

Posted by Sydney Weekender on Monday, 24 September 2018

Just a three-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane – Norfolk is a piece of paradise in the South Pacific.

And it’s SMALL – just 8 kilometres by 5kms – but BIG on amazing things to do. Like the ghost tour and dinner in the ruins of Kingston, which was once the most dreaded penal colony in the Southern Hemisphere. The tour is super spooky!

For an amazing place to stay, check out Mike’s digs at Tintoela Homestead in four acres of lush tropical gardens.

Then Mike gets the clubs out at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world and the only one situated at a World Heritage site. Then he drops into Norfolk Bowling Club and ends up versing the 2018 Commonwealth Games lawn bowls bronze medalists. Here Mike learns that his fast bowling arm doesn’t always win on the greens!

On Norfolk you’re breathing some of the cleanest air on earth, swimming in the clearest water, and driving around the island there’s an Insta photo at every turn. And look out for the cows! There are thousands of them and they have right of way!

And remember to wave at everyone – it’s a Norfolk thing!