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Norfolk Travel Information

According to transporthint, Norfolk (English: Norfolk Island, Norfuk: Norfuk Ailen) is an island and territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania). Norfolk is located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. The capital of Norfolk is Kingston.

The landscape of Norfolk is flat with a maximum elevation of 318 meters (Mount Bates). According to holidaysort, the whole island is a large piece of untouched nature with many green rolling hills. Sheer cliffs surround the entire island with only one public beach (Emily Bay) near the town of Kingston. Popular on Norfolk are the Norfolk Island Botanic Gardens. This is a 5.5 hectare botanical garden. Several rare plants can be found in this botanical garden. Norfolk is also known for its home-grown wine and coffee.

Where is Norfolk located?

Travel information of Norfolk

Official name: Territory of Norfolk Island
Continent: Oceania
Area: 36 km²
Capital: Kingston
Country code: NF, NFK
Population: 1,748 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Territory of Australia
Highest point: 319 m (Mount Bates)
Distance (Amsterdam – Kingston): 17,065 km
Flight time: approximately 22 hours

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel companies offering travel to Norfolk. For separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Norfolk?

Weather and climate
Norfolk has a subtropical climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 20 to 25 degrees and in the summer months around 15 to 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Norfolk can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
January and December are the best months to travel to Norfolk. In these months you have the most pleasant temperatures and you also avoid the hurricane season.

English and Norfuk (Norfolk) are both an official language on Norfolk.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 1 month upon departure from Norfolk.
A visa is not required if you have a visa for Australia and are staying for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Australia (also for Norfolk):
Embassy of Australia in the Netherlands (also for Norfolk):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Norfolk it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency Matters
Norfolk is paid with the Australian dollar (AUD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Norfolk can be found on our ATMs page.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 9 hours later in Norfolk.
During our winter time it is 11 hours later in Norfolk.
Summer and winter time in Norfolk are opposite to those in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Norfolk can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and Route
You must drive on the left in Norfolk.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Norfolk.

On Norfolk you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information on common plugs and sockets in Norfolk can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 977
– Fire: 955
– Ambulance: 911

News and newspapers
The latest Norfolk news can be found on Google news.
A listing of Norfolk newspapers can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Norfolk websites end
Official Norfolk websites: and

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Norfolk is 006723 or +6723.
Want to call the Netherlands from Norfolk? Then use the Dutch country code 001131.
(If you use a country code, leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Norfolk Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Norfolk Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Norfolk.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of Norfolk videos.

An overview of all public holidays in Norfolk can be found on and

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Norfolk, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Norfolk?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Norfolk. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Norfolk can be found on Protected Planet.
Norfolk is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Norfolk? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that is not allowed to be imported and/or exported to Norfolk.

Relevant Legislation
Please find below relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter while visiting Norfolk.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…Norfolk was discovered by James Cook?
…Is it very easy to catch fish on Norfolk?
… It has only been possible to call with a mobile on Norfolk since 2007?
…Specialist medical help is not available on Norfolk?
…Norfolk has been uninhabited for about 11 years from 1814?

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