Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is a territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. It is comprised of three islands, which were uninhabited when colonised by an Australian party in 1788. It was a penal colony for many years before being settled by a large group from the Pitcairn Islands, descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty, who had grown too numerous to stay on the tiny island.

At a similar latitude to Brisbane, it has remarkably mild weather all year-round. It has an excellent reputation for shopping thanks to lower taxes than Australia. There is one beach that is safe for swimming.

Place (Australia)

Norfolk Island flag

Why you should go:

You are truly fascinated by the story of Mutiny on The Bounty.

Why you shouldn't:

It is very westernised. If you can only see one Pacific Island, this should hardly be it.

Map of Norfolk Island