What To Do In Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, an Australian territory. It is 1,600 km (1,000 mi.) east of Sydney and Brisbane and 1,000 km (620 mi.) northwest of Auckland.
Norfolk Island was a penal colony for the British colony of New South Wales during the periods 1788–1814 and 1825–1855. In 1856 it was settled by former inhabitants of the second largest of the Pitcairn Islands. The Pitcairn Islanders were descendants of Fletcher Christian and Bounty mutineers, together with Tahitian women. Pitcairn Island was unable to support 200 inhabitants, and Queen Victoria offered them Norfolk Island.
Permanent residents of Norfolk Island are still almost entirely descendants of these Pitcairn Islanders; other Australian citizens cannot move to Norfolk Island freely. The permanent population of the island is about 2,000 people.