Just a touch of History on Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is located 1600km north-east of Sydney and an external territory of Australia.

Norfolk is home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and boasts its own language, a colourful convict history, dramatic coastal scenery, pristine beaches, coral lagoons, great restaurants and cafes, one of the world’s most scenic golf courses.

With such fun activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, mountain biking and scuba diving along with trekking and horse riding complemented by heritage and nature tours, fine dining and cliff top seafood feasts at sunset.

Interpretive history tours are available at the Kingtson Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) on Norfolk Island. KAVHA is of outstanding historic significance as a convict settlement spanning the era of transportation to eastern Australia between 1788-1855.

Tours available of Colonial Cemetery, The Landing Place,  Gaols & Industries, Polynesians, Beaches & Bridges, Historic Arthur’s Vale, First Settlement Heritage Tour 1788 – 1814 and No. 10 Quality Row Open House.

Although, as a place of secondary punishment it developed a reputation as one of the harshest and cruellest of Australia’s penal settlements, it was also a place where humanising experiments in penal reform were conducted. It is also significant as the only site in Australia to display evidence of early Polynesian settlement, and the place where the Pitcairn Island descendents of the Bounty mutineers were re-settled in 1856.

Norfolk Island has more than 65 activities available, from World Heritage nominated history to world class fishing, diving and cultural activities related to the island’s descendants of the Bounty Mutineers and their Tahitian wives.

Contact Heritage Tourism for tour details