Explore Norfolk Island holiday packages
What are the best restaurants and cafes on Norfolk Island?
Castaway Restaurant & Bar
Experience one of the island’s most popular restaurants at Castaway Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and welcoming staff. The interior of the restaurant has an understated charm with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a view overlooking Mount Pitt. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, Castaway serves up wood-fired pizzas as well as the standard à la carte menu, which specialises in dishes made from local seafood and meat. Castaway is a popular spot with locals and interstate visitors, so be sure to book a table if you’d like to eat there while holidaying on Norfolk Island packages.
Hilli Restaurant & Cafe
If laid-back island feels is what you’re after, make sure Hilli is on your radar while travelling on Norfolk Island holiday packages. The word hilli comes from the local Norfolk Island dialect and translates as “a feeling of lethargy.” Going along with this, restaurant guests are encouraged to relax and stay a while. The restaurant is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. You could enjoy the cosy rustic interior or take your meal in the courtyard surrounded by colourful gardens. The menu offers delicious salads, sandwiches, fresh seafood and meat dishes, and flavourful vegetarian options to try while holidaying on Norfolk Island packages.
High Tide Kitchen
High Tide Kitchen is a cute cafe located in the heart of town. It has a bright design and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The cafe serves a variety of options that make it one of the top spots to grab breakfast, brunch, or a snack while holidaying on Norfolk Island accommodation and flight packages. Diners can tuck into fresh and colourful dishes that showcase local produce. If you’re a coffee drinker, plan to start your mornings at High Tide Kitchen while visiting on Norfolk Island holiday packages – they brew up some of the island’s best drinks.
What’s on in Norfolk Island?
Norfolk Island is located right on the edge of Polynesia, meaning its culture has a unique blend of Polynesian and Australian influence. Each January, Polynesian Fusion celebrates the culture of Norfolk Island and other Polynesian island nations. Over the course of a week, visitors holidaying on Norfolk Island packages can attend workshops to learn Polynesian crafting skills, shop traditional Polynesian fashions, and watch music and dance performances. Book hotel and accommodation on Norfolk Island for the last week in January to enjoy this exciting festival.
Norfolk Island Food Festival
There’s no better time to experience the cuisine of Norfolk Island than during the Norfolk Island Food Festival. When you book Norfolk Island holiday packages for this event, expect four days of great food and entertainment in a beautiful outdoor venue. Taste fresh island produce through dishes from some of Norfolk Island’s best restaurants and chefs. To attend the food festival, book your Norfolk Island accommodation and flight packages for late November. The exact dates change each year but always coincides with American Thanksgiving.
Sunday Arts and Craft Market
If your Norfolk Island packages overlap with the weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the Sunday Arts and Craft Market. Browsing the market stalls is the perfect way to begin a relaxed Sunday morning on the island. Market vendors sell a variety of different products, including fresh produce, flowers, souvenirs, jewellery, books, and freshly made food. The charming market is the perfect way to get a true local experience while visiting the island on Norfolk Island holiday packages.
When is the best time to visit Norfolk Island?
Due to the island’s marine subtropical climate, you’ll experience nice weather no matter what time of year you book Norfolk Island holiday packages. During the summer, daytime temperatures average 24°C, but high humidity makes it feel warmer. Norfolk Island is one of the more ‘undiscovered’ destinations in Australia, so it doesn’t have a huge high season. However, you’re likely to experience a busier period if you book Norfolk Island accommodation and flight packages between October and April. During this time, an extra flight arrives from the mainland each week, bringing in some more crowds, particularly around Christmas and Easter.
Booking hotel and accommodation on Norfolk Island between May and September means you won’t see many other tourists around. In the winter, daytime temperatures reach about 19°C before cooling to a brisk 14°C at night. Low humidity and blue skies make this a great time to book Norfolk Island packages if you’re excited to explore the island’s hiking trails. Even with cooler temperatures, locals enjoy swimming and water activities – don’t let the winter weather stop you from donning a wetsuit and going for a snorkel! Since winter is the least touristy season, many hotels and accommodation on Norfolk Island lower their rates at this time.