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Norfolk Island

Background

Norfolk Island

Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.

About

Norfolk Island is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, an Australian territory. It is 1600 km (1000 mi.) east of Sydney and Brisbane and 1000 km (620 mi.) northwest of Auckland.

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Norfolk IslandCumberland Resort and Spa 

100 Taylors Road
Norfolk Island 2899
Norfolk Island

Price (US$): $221 - $417 / night

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Location. Near the airport, Cumberland Resort and Spa is located in Norfolk Island's Burnt Pine neighborhood and close to Emily Bay Beach, Norfolk Island National Park, and Anson Bay Beach. Hotel Features. Cumberland Resort and Spa features a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary evening social daily. Recreational amenities include a spa tub and a sauna. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and body treatments. Complimentary high speed (wired) Internet… more »

Norfolk IslandSouth Pacific Resort Hotel 

Taylors Road
Burnt Pine
Norfolk Island 2899
Norfolk Island

Price (US$): $193 - $243 / night

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Location. Near the airport, South Pacific Resort Hotel is located in Norfolk Island's Burnt Pine neighborhood and close to Emily Bay Beach, Norfolk Island National Park, and Anson Bay Beach. Hotel Features. South Pacific Resort Hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa… more »

Norfolk IslandBroad Leaf Villas 

Taylors Road
Norfolk Island 2899
Norfolk Island

Price (US$): $229 - $230 / night

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Location. Near the airport, Broad Leaf Villas is located in Norfolk Island's Burnt Pine neighborhood and close to Emily Bay Beach, Norfolk Island National Park, and Anson Bay Beach. Hotel Features. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guest parking is complimentary. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Broad Leaf Villas features barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and a garden. Additional property amenities include self parking… more »

Norfolk IslandKentia Holiday Apartments 

149 Collinns Head Road
Norfolk Island 2899
Norfolk Island

Price (US$): $208 - $250 / night

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Location. Located in Norfolk Island, Kentia Holiday Apartments is near the airport and close to Emily Bay Beach and Norfolk Island National Park. Additional area points of interest include Anson Bay Beach. Property Features. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle (available on request). Guest parking is complimentary. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Kentia Holiday Apartments features barbecue grills, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities.… more »

Norfolk IslandGovernor's Lodge Resort Hotel 

Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Norfolk Island 2899
Norfolk Island

Price (US$): $117 - $328 / night

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Location. Near the airport, Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel is located in Norfolk Island's Burnt Pine neighborhood and close to Emily Bay Beach, Norfolk Island National Park, and Anson Bay Beach. Hotel Features. Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. This 3.5 star property offers a meeting/conference room, technology support staff, and audiovisual equipment. Wireless… more »

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Norfolk Island

Full name
Territory of Norfolk Island
Capital
Kingston
Location

Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

Geographic coordinates

29 02 S, 167 57 E

Area comparative

about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC

Coastline

32 km

Climate

subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain

volcanic formation with mostly rolling plains

Lowest point

Pacific Ocean 0 m

Highest point

Mount Bates 319 m

Natural resources

fish

Population

2,155 (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian

Religions

Anglican 31.8%, Roman Catholic 11.5%, Uniting Church in Australia 10.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.2%, other Christian 5.6%, none 19.9%, unspecified 16.6% (2006 census)

Languages

English (official), Norfolk - a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian

Government type

NA

Independence

none (territory of Australia)

National holiday

Bounty Day (commemorates the arrival of Pitcairn Islanders), 8 June (1856)

Chief of state

Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by the Australian governor general

Head of government

Administrator Owen WALSH (since October 2007)

Internet country code

.nf

Airports

1 (2010)

Ports and terminals

Kingston

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