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Kingston Pier

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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia

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Remiscent of bygone times

It was interesting to see how they put the fishing boats in the water. Also at a building nearby, there was a great display of old photos depicting unloading the ships to bring... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see how they put the fishing boats in the water. Also at a building nearby, there was a great display of old photos depicting unloading the ships to bring equipment to the island

Thank djyates2017
Kyogle, Australia
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are around when the ship comes in, it is a must see. Also great to see the fishing charters going out and coming back. Even more exciting on a day when the sea is up. Hats off to the drivers of the boats who do a fantastic job of it all.

Thank Denis E
Canberra, Australia
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll see the pier if you visit the museums, and if nothing is happening, it's a very boring pier. But if a ship is offshore, and the waves are not too rough, it's fascinating to see the island's lifeline to the world in operation. Everything from groceries to cars and buses are brought ashore in pretty much the same way... More 

Thank LucyKate
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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389 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story behind its construction is amazing - Man's ingenuity knows no bounds. Interesting to stroll down it and imagine its history

Thank HKinsey
Sydney, Australia
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433 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless a ship is unloading it's just a pier. Fortunately on my first visit in 2005 I got to witness one. It's such a big event that it attracts quite a crowd. To see how goods, sometimes including vehicles, are offloaded onto barges and taken to the pier then offloaded there is really interesting. The weather determines if it unloads... More 

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating structgure and best to see when unloading a freighter with lighters and launch. A sight unique to Norfolk Island and the boatmanship is absorbing and exciting to watch.

Thank RayandPam J
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must if a cargo ship is off loading to the island as this is one of the only ways the island can receive there supplies, interesting to watch as new cars are bought a shore by rowing boats

Thank Judi43
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We purchased some fantastic fish from the locals and watched while others landed a shark, to release later. The locals are always helpful and smiling.

Thank Jill J
Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was relatively calm when we viewed the wharf - only small waves crashing over! Would be great to see when seas are very rough - or to view cargo being delivered.

Thank wizkid68
Mornington, Australia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lovely little pier in a most picturesque setting. Fascinating to see how supplies are/were loaded and unloaded and how the ships have to navigate the treacherous reef to dock at the pier. Also the historical nature of the Fleets and Bounty settlements close by.

Thank Retiredcouple2017

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