Map of Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is an Australian territory located in the South Pacific Ocean. The island is situated about 1,000 miles east of mainland Australia and about 700 miles north of New Zealand. Norfolk Island has a total area of about 35 square miles and is home to a population of just over 2,000 people. The island is best known for its unique geography and culture. Norfolk Island is volcanic in origin and is covered with lush green vegetation. The island has a number of sandy beaches, as well as cliffs and rocky outcroppings. Norfolk Island also has a number of historical landmarks, including the remains of the penal colony that was established there in the early 19th century. Visitors to Norfolk Island can enjoy a variety of activities, such as hiking, swimming, and snorkeling.