When you dream of the perfect vacation spot, you likely think of sandy beaches, sun-soaked shores, and plenty of free time. Well, it’s time to make your dreams reality. On the idyllic Norfolk Island, your mind can unwind, and you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
A Brief History
While islands like St. Barts and the Bahamas are trendy to visit, there are plenty of other gorgeous vacation spots that go unnoticed. While it isn’t a big name for people in other parts of the world, those living in the South Pacific have certainly come to know the name, “Norfolk Island.” Norfolk Island is without a doubt one of the top tourist destinations on the planet, and it has been for quite some time. Prior to its current reputation as a vacation destination, Norfolk Island went through many transformative periods.
Off the eastern coast of Australia, Norfolk Island is a pin-sized speck of land in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. After it was freed from the control of the British Empire in the late 1780s, the island eventually came under jurisdiction of the Australian government in 1901. The island was originally used to grow flax plants and house unruly prisoners. In the past century, Norfolk Island has made a concerted effort to bolster its waning economy with an emphasis on tourism. Thanks to the recent strides in tourist attractions, there is plenty for someone to do when they visit the island.
Rich Historical Sites
The island is filled with incredible historical sites that will captivate and inspire you. Once the site of numerous penal settlements, the island still maintains the old ruins of former prison facilities. These aging structures are still largely intact, and you can relive the rich history for yourself. You can even see the original settlements at the spot where the famed Captain James Cook first discovered Norfolk Island.
Because the island values its tourism industry so much, many locals are more than willing to help direct you to the most interesting sites the island has to offer. There is plenty of signage around iconic landmarks, and detailed maps of historical sites are always available throughout the island.
Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen
There’s no doubt you’ve never seen anything quite like Norfolk Island. Making a Norfolk Island accommodation will be the start one of the greatest experiences of your life. The unique geography, the warm people, and vibrant history together make Norfolk Island one of the most fascinating places on the planet to visit.
The South Pacific is a region still relatively untouched by modern civilization. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see an island that’s typically only visited by a select few. From stories of famous munities, to adventurous tales of exploration, the island has it all. Thankfully, the cost of travelling to the island is relatively cheap. If you’re interested in booking a trip to the island or simply want to learn more, enquire directly with a booking service.