The lookout is one of the most popular on the island. It overlooks the town of Kingston which used to be the main town but is now the main administrative and historical town on the island. Norfolk Island has been settled three times in the last 230 years. Most of the current buildings were built during the second and third settlements.
In the picture above you can see some of the oldest and most historic buildings on the island. They include the Commissariat Store, New Military Barracks, Old Military Barracks and the Officer’s Bath which was an engineering marvel. These buildings still stand but you can also see the ruins of many other buildings including houses. At number 10 Quality Row, there is a beautiful house and garden. They were all built during the second settlement of the island between 1825 and 1855. It was then known as hell on earth.