Norfolk Island

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  Oceania  :  Norfolk Islands
 
Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It and two neighbouring islands form one of Australia's external territories.

The Norfolk Island pine, a symbol of the island pictured in its flag, is an evergreen tree native to the island and is quite popular in Australia, where two related species also grow.

The major settlement on the Island is Burnt Pine, located predominantly along Taylor's Road, where the shopping centre, post office, liquor store, telephone exchange and community hall are located. Settlement also exists over much of the island, consisting largely of widely-separated homesteads.

Norfolk Island has a marine subtropic climate. Surrounded by large area of ocean water, it has one of the mildest climate, if not the most, in the world. Temperature almost never falls below 10°C/50°F or rises above 26°C/80°F.

Islanders traditionally spend a lot of time outdoors, with fishing and other aquatic pursuits being common pastimes, an aspect which has become more noticeable as the island becomes more accessible to tourism.  Source


Norfolk Islands Facts

Population: 2 thousand

Capital: Kingston

Currency: Australian dollar

Area: 34.6 km2

Language: English, Norfuk

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +6723

Time Zone: GMT + 11:30

Main Cities: Kingston