Port Overview

Kingston, Norfolk Island

Norfolk island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia and its largest town is Burnt Pine.

Kingston is the former administrative capital on Norfolk Island. The town is the second-oldest in Australia, and is of great historical and cultural significance. It is located on the east-west aligned Kingston Plain which rises from the coast to about 20 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Kingston escarpment. The town dates from 1788 when it served as a British Penal colony.

Things to see and do

* Penal settlement ruins
* Quality Row houses
* Emily Bay beach
* Old salthouse

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 2,150 approx
Land Area – 3.46 km²
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61

Port Location – Cruise passengers are ferried ashore using either the Ships Tenders or Zodiac inflatables - weather permitting.

Travel Links – Norfolk Island has a single airport occupying much of the south-east of the island. It is served by Air New Zealand and Norfolk Air. Flying time from Auckland is just under two hours; from Melbourne just over three hours and from Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney about two and a half hours.

There is no regular passenger service to Norfolk Island by sea. Cruise Ships occasionally call at Norfolk Island.