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The evergreen Norfolk Island pine is a symbol of the island and thus pictured on its flag. Native to the island, the pine is a key export industry for Norfolk Island, being a popular ornamental tree on mainland Australia, where two related species grow, and also worldwide.Captain Cook described Norfolk Island as ‘paradise’ and we couldn’t agree more.
Norfolk Island is the venue for a number of annual special events. One of the most unique and successful Festival is 'OPERA in Paradise' which features a week of large-scale opera concerts, more intimate matinees,champagne afternoon concerts and a traditional Island banquet and launch. Singers and classical musicians are brought in from Australia and New Zealand by boutique opera company, OPERATIF. This festival attracts hundreds of patrons each February primarily from Australia and New Zealand, but also from the USA, UK and SE Asia.
Offering a myriad of sights and activities, culinary delights with food bursting with flavour, friendly local people and a sub-tropical climate, Norfolk Island is the perfect holiday choice for visitors of all ages.
there are a fantastic range of things to see and do on Norfolk Island. Whether you feel like whiling away your time with an entertaining range of activities or are up for a big more adventure, Norfolk Island offers everything from golf, squash, equestrian and shooting to surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing,
Swimming: Renowned as one of the world's prettiest beaches, Emily Bay is also the safest for swimming.
Snorkelling: Slaughter Bay, Cemetery Bay and off the Salk Mill offer Norfolk Island's best snorkelling. Crystal Pool is also amazing but is tough to reach and can be dangerous at high tide.
Windsurfing: Slaughter Bay is a popular spot for windsurfing when the wind gusts from the south east or south west.
Water Sports - Hire Service: Wetls Daun-a-Taun caravan offers equipment hire right on the Emily Bay beach including laser yachts, paddleboards, canoes, pedalos and snorkelling gear. The caravan also sells ice cream, cold drinks, hamburgers and other takeaway so you don't have to leave the beach.
Scuba Diving: Norfolk is a renowned diving destination with more than 30 world-class dive sites to explore. Half-day courses are available and supply tuition, all gear and a dive on your first day in the safety of the lagoon. A professional course resulting in international diving qualifications can also be completed in just 7 days.
Fishing: A number of professional local fisherman offer trips to try your hand at catching Red Emperor, Grouper, Kingfish, Rock Cod, Trevally and Snapper. You might even be able to trawl for Tuna.