Kingston on Norfolk Island holds a special place in Norfolk Island history, indeed in the history of Australia.

This is the view of Kingston from Flagstaff Hill. And to the right of the pier is where the first European settlers landed on March 6 1788. Six weeks after the first settlement at Sydney, to establish a ‘food bowl’ for the Sydney settlement.

The buildings and pier are all convict-built, and were World-Heritage listed in 2010. They represent one of the world’s best examples of buildings in a convict settlement.

Flagstaff Hill gets its name from the flags that were placed up its rise as a guide for ships entering Sydney Bay.

You should make sure a walk up Flagstaff is on your Norfolk Island itinerary.