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Norfolk Island National Park & Botanic Garden

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Address: Norfolk Island 2899, Australia
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6723 22695
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A great place to study nature.

A quiet and peaceful place (depending on other visitors!). Can be cooler if you need to get away from the heat. There is an information room and then there are numerous... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Australia
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quiet and peaceful place (depending on other visitors!). Can be cooler if you need to get away from the heat. There is an information room and then there are numerous short/easy walks which you can do in 1/2hr if you are strapped for time. Otherwise you could spend 2 hrs or more and do much longer walks. Very well... More 

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Thank atripadviserguest
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a lovely walk into the palms. If it's windy elsewhere on the island you can get away from the breeze as you drop in amongst the palms. We didn't get to see the green parrots but we did see the stunning male robin and further along we got to see the female too. It's only around a 1k... More 

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Thank MarkandSal39
Cockatoo, Australia
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Botanical Gardens are easy walking with board walks though if you wished you could do some strenuous hiking. Keep an eye out for the rare Norfolk Island Green Parrot. We didn't see it but others did.

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Thank Stutz28
Canberra, Australia
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Palm Glen Walk from near the top of the National Park - not the easiest walk, but for those who can make it from the car park up the grassy slope, it's a very rewarding one. The view from the top of the slope, at the start of the walk, is superb, perhaps better in some ways... More 

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Thank LucyKate
Sydney, Australia
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432 reviews
298 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Botanic Garden is not an easy walk. It consists of wooden boardwalks and stairs on the side of a hill. Whilst it is still accessible for wheelchairs it is quite difficult for others, especially older people. Whilst interesting, when I went in December there was only greenery, not a flower in sight. I don't know if that ever changes.

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Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Canberra, Australia
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

On the Mt Pitt road 2 minutes drive from town centre this is a must see. Extensive boardwalks make this easy to navigate the gardens. No walk is really long and stairs are few so walking is easy.

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Thank Letty L
Wyong, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Hiking trails seem to be endless on Norfolk Island so a breakfast bushwalk and clifftop barbecue tour with Pinetree Tours, which took us on a leisurely 3.5 km walk in the National Park through scenic Mt Bates to Captain Cook Monument, seemed like a good idea and it was. The cool of the subtropical rainforest was very welcome and the... More 

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Thank CecilyB
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The National park offers a number of walks of different difficulty. We completed all walks within the park in two half days and a total distance of 11.7km. The best walk for scenery is the Bridal track which traverses the north coast between Captain Cook and Red Road track.

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Thank lightingphil62
Comet, Qld
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261 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We enjoyed the cool of the gardens on a hot day. It was mainly well signed although for some reason we cam out around the corner from where we'd entered. Not entirely sure how we managed that.

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Thank Goannas
Management response:

Thanks for your review and feedback - the Botanic Gardens is a wonderfully cool spot on a hot day! Sorry to hear you got a little 'bushed'- we are actually in the final stages of the process to add some more directional signage and should be in place by the end of next week. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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140 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Yes another fantastic place to visit, explore and unwind on beautiful norfolk island. The scenery is breath taking, and you must visit.

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Thank Ron W
Management response:

So very true Ron - thank you for your lovely review. More 

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