Where exactly is Norfolk Island?

 

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About 40 years ago Ian had actually been to Norfolk Island so he had some vague memories of the place but I had never been there before. In fact, I'm ashamed to say I didn't know where it was. This map will give you an idea. The map is courtesy of the Norfolk Island Visitor Information Centre website. Their website is extremely informative so take a look at it.

Where is Norfolk Island

The island is 1412 kilometres directly east of Australia's mainland. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia but there is a large degree of self governance on the Island. The temperatures there are very pleasant. We will be going in the hottest month of the year but we can expect a maximum of 24.5 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 19.1 degrees at night. It all sounds very pleasant doesn't it? We reckon we'll be wearing shorts and tee shirts during the day with a cardigan to cover up with during the evenings if needed.

 

How long will it take to get there?

We will be heading out of Australia from Sydney and the flight to Norfolk Island should take two and a half hours. That is the sort of flight I like - it won't take long at all. We've never travelled with Air New Zealand before so that will be something new.

Our flight leaves Sydney at 9:35 a.m. so we should be on the island around midday. That might mean we don't get a proper meal on the plane. Hubby is now reading some of the flight information. He says we will be served tea, coffee or water. Anything else must be purchased and no cash can exchange hands so it will be credit card payment for any purchases. Well it is only two and a half hours so we won't starve.

I wonder how big the plane will be? If it is a tiny island then surely it can't be too big a plane? Hubby to the rescue again. He tells me his research shows we will travel on an Airbus A320.

 

Travelodge Wentworth Avenue in Sydney

A couple of years ago when we were in Sydney we stayed at the Travelodge in Wentworth Avenue and very much liked it so we have booked in there for the two nights prior to leaving the country.

 

Next page: We'll stay at Governors Lodge whilst on the island

 

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Wiki's Norfolk Island
Informative Wiki page that details the location of N.I., a bit of it's history and more .....

 

The Art Of Travel
Very interesting travel information for all locations.

Norfolk Island Tourism
This is the Island's Facebook page.

Visitor Information Centre
All the information you need about the island is here.

Discover Norfolk Island
Interesting travel guide

Wiki Travel
Interesting tidbits of information if you are thinking of going to Norfolk Island

Your World - Norfolk Island
More helpful tourist information