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  • A real getaway

    by bevrobinson Updated May 21, 2010

    Favorite thing: Norfolk Island is the greatest place to get away and relax without pressure. There are a variety of things to do from bush walking, great cafes and restaurants, various historical attractions (some of them lots of fun) about the Mutiny on the Bounty and the first, second and third settlements. The historic buildings are a living treasure. They are actually used and their backdrop at Kingston is one of the most scenic spots I have ever visited in the world.

    Fondest memory: The scenery and the local food - it tastes like real food used to taste. Everything is fresh and seasonal.

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  • affordable holidays to Norfolk Island

    by shanov Written Nov 20, 2009

    Favorite thing: Not sure if you are still interested in visiting Norfolk Island, but my husband and I went there and we booked through The Travel Centre. It was very very affordable and definately will be using them again.

    I just looked at their webpage www.travelcentre.nf and they have flights from Brisbane starting from $899!! I also follow them on twitter for all their special deals.

    Hope the above helps!

    Shanov

    Fondest memory: everything! The people, the culture, the Island!

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  • affordable holidays to Norfolk Island

    by shanov Written Nov 20, 2009

    Favorite thing: Not sure if you are still interested in visiting Norfolk Island, but my husband and I went there and we booked through The Travel Centre. It was very very affordable and definately will be using them again.

    I just looked at their webpage www.travelcentre.nf and they have flights from Brisbane starting from $899!! I also follow them on twitter for all their special deals.

    Hope the above helps!

    Shanov

    Fondest memory: everything! The people, the culture, the Island!

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    Coralls

    by Sajt Written Feb 23, 2003

    Favorite thing: If you walking on the beach you will see lot of coralls around. That is why you have to try swimming with a google in the water. The water not to cold even in the winter for swimming. Of course the best temperature is in Summer.

    Corall

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    Watching the ocean

    by Sajt Written Feb 23, 2003

    Favorite thing: We spent lot of time on the Norfolk Island beach do nothing just watching the ocaen and the waves. We enjoyed so much. In Hungary we don't have ocean and see. But I think, if you have you still enjoy this activity. 2-3 meter high waves around you.

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    Nature of Norfolk Island

    by Sajt Written Feb 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you look around you will see almost only green. On the horizot you will see only blue. Together is amazing. I like this two colors. I was there winter (August) of 2002, but we had nice weather. The hole island have fresh air from the ocean. That is why lots of old people visit this island. The other reason visit the island is because you don't have to worry about your thigs. Nobody will stole your staff. Everybody have own things. On the airplane I think we were the only people under 25.

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    A little history

    by Sajt Written Feb 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When I was there I heard some story about the local history. Maybe you know Australia was a prison island forlong time. Norfolk Island was an other prison island, but for worst prisoners. The hole island is very young. I heard captain Cook was the first who touched the island before Australia.

    Fondest memory: Norfolk Island's Fascinating History

    The day after the First Fleet arrived in Botany Bay, Lieutenant Philip Gidley King began selecting the handful of men and women whose fate it would be to colonise Norfolk Island. Britain was then engaged in the American War of Independence and her supplies of timber for ship-building and flax for sails were almost exhausted.
    When Captain Cook discovered Norfolk Island, he enthusiastically reported that flax and giant pines grew abundantly there. His Majesty's Government had a further reason for colonising Norfolk - if the British didn't, the French would. Lord Sydney's instructions to King were " to send a small establishment thither to secure the same to us and prevent it being occupied by subjects of any other European Power". Six women convicts were chosen as those 'whose characters stood fairest' and they were joined by nine male convicts and eight free men, their ages ranging from 16 to 72.

    The oldest, Richard Widdicombe, had been a farmer. He was convicted for `stealing one wooden winch and other goods, value four guineas', and was sentenced to seven years transportation. The youngest, Charles McLennan, was convicted when he was only 14 years of age and given seven years for `stealing a bladder purse, value one penny, one gold half-guinea, one half-crown, and six pennies'. Of the motley 759 persons who arrived with the First Fleet, these 23 were selected as `the best of a bad lot'.

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    Picknik in the gras

    by Sajt Written Feb 23, 2003

    Favorite thing: On the island you have ideal places to do picknik. The weather is great in usually and you just need a little time to do this thing.

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    Prison

    by Sajt Updated Feb 23, 2003

    Favorite thing: Norfolk Island is famous, because the old prisons. They are all restaurated. I did a picture in one of them. I can't understand, how people spent they time in a little rooms like this in the prison.

    Prison on Norfolk Island

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