Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it enjoys a large degree of self-governance. It has 1,800 people living on 35 km2. In it’s heyday during the 1960’s through to 1970’s it was a mecca for duty free shopping.
In July 2004, Kylie and I spent a week on Norfolk Island. We found it tranquil, picturesque, and bathed in a fascinating history of the south pacific. We were also amazed by the excellent food and the quality of both the local restaurants and produce. If you are after a downbeat alternative to an island holiday… try Norfolk.