Norfolk Island

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Our first view of the island. You can see it’s not a large island. Approximately 8kms x 3.5kms. The airport takes up around one third of the island as you can see from the air. The cleared land in the centre is the airport. It took about 4 hours to fly there from Melbourne. The island is only a small island; about 877 kms east of Australia and is a territory of New South Wales with it’s own government.

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Phillip Island is about 6km south of Norfolk Island. It is uninhabited due to being so rocky.

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This photo was taken as the plane landed and was our first real view of the beautiful, lush green island that was to be our home for the next week.

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The airport is tiny. It really only contains a waiting area, small customs area and some offices behind the doors. We learned very quickly that most Islanders work 2 or 3 jobs and can often be seen clearing you through Customs at the airport then serving you your dinner at one of the restaurants.

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3 thoughts on “Norfolk Island

  1. I’ve actually been wanting to check out norfolk island ever since there was a write up about it in our local paper. Is the beach there good?

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