History of Norfolk Island
Geography of Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island is located in South Pacific ocean. It has area of 34.6 sq. km. with no large-scale internal bodies of water and 32 km of coastline. The highest point is Mount Bates(319 meters above sea level) The land is suitable for farming and agriculture. The coastline consists of cliff faces. A downward slope exists towards Slaughter Bay and Emily Bay with no safe harbor facilities. The area surrounding Mount Bates is preserved as Norfolk Island national park. The major settlement is Burnt Pine, located along Taylors road where major shopping center, post office etc. are located.
Climate of Norfolk IslandMarine subtropical climate, which is a mild one. The temperature is usually between 10 degree centigrade and 26 degree centigrade. Fish is the only major natural resource of Norfolk Island.
Tourist Attraction in Norfolk IslandSome of the significant places to visit in Norfolk Island are Norfolk Island museums. There are museums like Commisariat store, Pier store and the House museum. There are also buildings like Old Military Barracks, New Military Barracks and ' The officers' Bath which provide an insight into the architectural style of the era. There are also bays and beaches like Slaughter bay, Anson bay, Emily bay etc. The Norfolk Island beach store is another important sightseeing spot. The Norfolk Island botanic gardens attain a majestic grandeur for a visit. St. Barnabas chapel and the Officers' bath is also a good attraction. Burnt Pine and Kingston are major towns in Norfolk Islands worth a visit.
Famous Hotels in Norfolk IslandEndeavour Lodge, Anson Bay Lodge, The Tin sheds, Governors Lodge Resort hotel, Whispering Pines cottages and Selwyn cottage.
Norfolk Island CuisineSeafood is the staple meal. Seafood is served in most restaurants which includes fresh fish. Traditional dishes which are served are the Pilhai, the hihi pai and the mudda. Most traditional dishes are based on Polynesian recipes. The Island's cuisine is very much influenced by Australian one and the New Zealand's diet. Pilhi (savoury banana slice made with green or ripe bananas, salt and flour), mudda (green banana dumplings in coconut milk) Norfolk Island chefs are passionate about their traditional dishes and take pride in presenting them to foreigners.
Norfolk Island CultureThe current population of approx. 1500 people comprises majorly of Norfolk Islanders, Australians and New Zealanders. Here, there is a natural entwining and progression of people and their cultures. There is a blend of Polynesia and European. Norfolk Island has competed in eight of the eighteen previous commonwealth games from 1986. The games played at Norfolk Island are fishing, archery, soccer, squash, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, Kayaking, rugby, football and golf. Various festivals are Ukuelele music festival, theatre festival, food festival, jazz festival, Christmas parade and pageant, Government house charity open day, thanksgiving festival etc.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015