We have just stayed seven nights at Castaway (Room 6) and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left Tony, Sarah and the staff went out of their way to make our trip memorable.
Castaway is located just on the edge of town and is an easy walk to the shops, cafes etc. 5 minutes at most.
Castaway restaurant is great and all the meals we had there were beautiful. Friday night pizza is a speciality and is worth doing. Even staying here, you needed to make a booking for meals, that’s how good it is.
In town, try “The Olive” for a coffee/meal.
Include car hire with your holiday (Aloha rent a car) and you are set.
The local markets on Saturdays/Sundays are popular, selling an array of local fresh produce. The stall selling home made quiche was sought after.
Norfolk Island offers many attractions including bygone convict settlements, superb swimming and snorkelling at Emily’s Bay and wonderful scenery (Mt Pitt).
A tour I would recommend is the Hilli Goat tour with Emily Ryves. A fledgling goat cheese and skincare business with her fathers pottery business nearby it was an entertaining afternoon. The meal she provided as part of the tour consisted of local produce and the goat cheese cheesecake was superb. I would have done the tour just for that.
“Cyclorama” was another attraction worth considering. It depicts the islands history in a painted format. A cafe/restaurant and Queen Victoria’s garden is on site.
If you are seeking a holiday that offers the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life, this is the place. You wake up in the morning to “quiet”.
It would probably suit couples who like the outdoor life e.g. walking, sight seeing, beach, swimming and snorkelling with a historical focus will not be disappointed.