In our busy lives, short breaks can recharge our energy reserves and give us the momentum we need. Norfolk Island is just a little over two hours away from Sydney and Brisbane by plane with two flights to and from Sydney every Friday and Monday and to and from Brisbane every Saturday and Tuesday.
It’s an ideal destination for a three or four day break and it is such a magical place, you’ll feel like you’ve gone for a week. Just 5kms by 8kms, you can drive around the island several times in a day, but as everywhere you go is spectacularly beautiful and chock full of amazing features, you will want to linger to soak it all up. For example, the National Park which spreads around the extinct volcanic cones of Mt Pitt and Mt Bates covers almost 15% of the island. You can drive to the top of Mt Pitt and enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Norfolk and its two off-shore islands, Phillip and Nepean. For the more adventurous, from here, you can take numerous walking trails that will take you through magnificent tree-fern forests, rainforest and along spectacular clifftop tracks. There are also over a dozen nature reserves that offer more glorious country to explore. You can explore a new spot to enjoy the sunset every evening or the sunrise each morning and you can visit a new beach every day. The water is pristine and the marine life and coral will astound the snorkeling enthusiasts. If relaxation and pampering is more your style, then choose from an extensive massage menu and sample a new café or restaurant every meal – there are 35 on the island, offering the best fresh seasonal produce. With a world heritage listed precinct, museums, award winning attractions, galleries, studios, live music, theatre and a range of sporting facilities, this tiny Pacific gem just keeps offering up more and more choices. There certainly is more to Norfolk Island for a short break away from it all.