Paradise awaits only two hours from Sydney, where you can discover a South Pacific holiday destination with a difference. Norfolk Island combines natural beauty in abundance, crystal clear waters as far as the eye can see, fringed by coral reefs brimming with marine life. You’ll uncover a unique heritage and culture here, woven together from the Bounty mutineers and their Polynesian families. home to towering fern trees, lush forests and some of the world’s rarest birds, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome to Norfolk Island.

We’ve put together a list of the top things to do on Norfolk Island for big kids and small, and everyone in between. And the best part? Most of these Norfolk adventures are free!

 Great things for a family to do on Norfolk Island that cost as little as the snacks you pack!

  • Go driftwood collecting at one of the beaches – Make a sculpture with what you find.
  • Enjoy a morning at Bumboras, pack a picnic and swim inside the rock pools.
  • Explore Slaughter Bay reef at low tide.
  • Swim to the raft in Emily bay lagoon.
  • Buy some dress up clothes from the Op shop.
  • Walk the rainforest track to the cliff-edge in 100-Acre Reserve.
  • Drive up Mt Pitt and enjoy the view. Take the short walk across to Mt Bates.
  • Is it windy today? Go fly a kite! You can find cheap kites at the toyshop.
  • Hire a pushbike from Land and Sea and enjoy a family bike ride.
  • Enjoy a fun game of mini golf, take the walk in the wild, play giant chess and have a soft serve ice-cream. All located at the toyshop at the top of Grassy road. Open 7 days 2.00pm-5.00pm.
  • Have an ice cream and lolly feast at Sweeties chocolate shop.
  • Book a chocolate making class at Seriously Chocolate.
  • Shop for Lego (The cheapest in the world) and the latest toys and games at the toyshop.
  • Enjoy the outdoor play equipment at the Lions Park playground.
  • Have your photo taken with the big green parrot at the Botanical gardens.
  • Visit the Discovery Centre at the Botanical gardens.
  • Walk down to Cockpit Reserve and checkout the waterfall.
  • Have a sand castle building competition on the beach.
  • Have a sunset picnic at Puppy’s Point.
  • Take your photo amongst the roots of the giant Moreton Bay fig trees.
  • Get lost in the Strawberry Fields hedge and Maze garden on Mission Road.
  • See what you can buy from roadside honesty boxes.
  • Have your photo taken in the stocks outside of Barney Duffy restaurant.
  • Do a fun car rally – Grab your copy from the Visitors Information Centre.
  • Take a walk through the National Parks and enjoy the views and scenery.
  • Hire a fishing rod from land and sea and go fishing off Kingston Jetty or just take some bread to feed the fish.
  • Grab the list of “101 things to do” from the Visitors Information Centre and make your way through the list.
  • Visit the N.I Museums at Kingston (Free entry for school age children)
  • Visit the Bounty Folk Museum
  • Take a stroll through the memorial Queen Victoria Gardens and stop into the famous Hilli restaurant for lunch or Morning/Afternoon tea.
  • Watch a movie at the Ferny Lane Movie Theatre (charges apply)

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