TRAVEL TIPS

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AIR SERVICES

Air New Zealand operates from Sydney & Brisbane.

ARRIVAL

After clearing customs you will be met by Pinetree Tours or your accommodation host.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

23kg per person + 7kg per person hand luggage.

BANKING

Commonwealth & Westpac Bank branches. ATM access is available. Currency is the Australian Dollar. Most credit cards are accepted.

CHURCHES

Anglican, Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baha’i & Jehovah’s Witness.

CLIMATE

Sub-tropical – summer time approximately 19-24 degrees & Winter 12-21 degrees.

CLUBS

Lions, Probus, Quota, Rotary, RSL & Leagues clubs welcome visitors. There are also Golf, Tennis, Bowls, Sports and Workers’ clubs that all welcome visitors.

CUSTOMS

Vegetables, fruit, flowers & seeds are prohibited imports to keep the island free of introduced disease.

DEPARTURE

Airport taxes from Australia are pre-payable with your package.

DRESS CODE

Comfortable & casual at all times. Good walking shoes, hat & sunscreen are recommended.

DRIVING

A current drivers licence is required. Speed limit is 50km/h & 40km/h in shopping areas. A rental car is the most practical & economical way of getting around the island. Vehicle insurance is essential.

DUTY FREE

2.25 litre of alcohol & 250 cigarettes may be brought into Norfolk Island. Discounts are available on liquor at the Liquor Bond Store upon presentation of airline tickets & passport.

ELECTRICITY

240 volts, 50 cycles, 3 pin plug. A power surge device is advisable for computers.

FISHING & BOATING

There are several licensed tour operators that can offer a large array of fantastic fishing & boating trips. “Fisherman’s Paradise”.

GOLF & BOWLS

Norfolk offers a fantastic 18-hole golf course. Several annual golf & bowls tournaments available.

HEALTH & MEDICAL

The 28 bed Norfolk Island Hospital provides a dental clinic, pharmacy and 24-hour emergency services. TRAVEL INSURANCE is highly recommended.

INFORMATION

The Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week for your convenience.

PASSPORT

At International Airport, check-in 2 hours prior to departure. A valid passport or ‘document of identity’ (free from any Post Office) is required. Non Australian passport holders require a re-entry visa.

PICNIC AREAS

Several picnic & BBQ facilities available at many of the island most scenic locations.

RESTAURANTS

There are in excess of 35 restaurants & eateries.

SHOPPING

There are two supermarkets on the island open 7 days. Some grocery items are more expensive due to freight costs. Most other shops close Wednesday & Saturday afternoons. Some are open until 12 noon on Sunday.

SNORKELLING & DIVING

Norfolk offers over 30 world class dive sites or snorkel in the tranquil waters of Emily Bay.

TELEPHONE

24-hour world satellite link. MOBILE PHONE: International roaming is available for visitors who have international roaming activated prior to departure on their post-paid mobiles with the following mainland service providers: Telstra Australia, Vodafone Australia & Telecom NZ mobile. Please note: International roaming is not available for pre-paid mobiles or Optus mobiles both post-paid/ pre-paid. Alternatively a mobile service is available by purchasing a Norfolk Telecom sim card – minimum spend $20.

TIME ZONE

Norfolk Island is one & a half hours ahead of Australia Eastern Standard Time, half an hour ahead during daylight saving time.

TOURS

Many & varied tours available including cultural, historical, sunset fish frys, clifftop breakfast BBQ’s, theme dinners & more.

WALKS

Choose from 9 well sign-posted bush-walking tracks. There is a track to suit every level of fitness.