Norfolk Island is a sub-tropical island a short 2 hour flight away from Australia or 1 ½ hours north of New Zealand.
Since 1 July 2016 travel to Norfolk Island from Australia is classed as domestic travel. The flights still depart and arrive at the international terminal. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection advises anyone travelling between Norfolk Island and mainland Australia will be required to identify themselves. Although passports and visas are no longer mandatory for Australian citizens when travelling to Norfolk Island from Australia, a valid passport continues to be the preferred method of identification.
Normal Australian Customs and Immigration procedures will apply when entry is made from outside Australia (including New Zealand). A passport (valid on entry and departure) is necessary and a visa may be required for some foreign passports. Non-Australian citizens are advised to carry their passport if flying between mainland Australia and Norfolk Island.
If you need any help with booking flights contact Norfolk Island Travel Centre to package in with your accommodation at Whitewood Sea.
Norfolk is 1 hour ahead of Australian Eastern standard time or 1 hour behind New Zealand time. During daylight savings in Australia the time difference reduces down by an hour, daylight savings doesn’t apply on Norfolk Island.
Burnt Pine shopping village on Norfolk opens 9-5pm with some shops operating half day trading closing at lunchtime on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Norfolk has a GP clinic, dental clinic and a medical pharmacy, however New Zealand visitors need to note Accident compensation doesn’t apply on Norfolk. Australian Medicare is now available on the Island. Travel insurance is highly recommended, contact Norfolk Island Travel Centre for a special 20% discount for Whitewood Sea guests. We’ve selected three providers with good cover for travel to Norfolk Island including; CoverMore; SureSave and Aussie Travel Cover (for Australia residents) or CTI travel insurance for travel from New Zealand.
There’s lots of tours and activities to enjoy whilst on island. Pre-booking is recommended as some tours have limited availability and when travelling during peak periods it’s a good idea to pre-book.
For a full list of tours available download the Norfolk Island Travel Centre brochure or let us know if you’d like a restaurant or activity recommendation for your stay.