It’s a short flight from Australia and New Zealand to Norfolk Island and the South Pacific. Norfolk Island is only 2 hours flying time from Sydney and Brisbane or 1½ hours from Auckland. Please ensure you pack your passport when travelling to Norfolk Island. If you’re an Australian citizen and if you don’t have a passport you can apply for a Document of Identity at your local post office. Please also remember to bring your passport to the airport on the day you travel, if you need any help with booking flights please let our friendly Hibiscus Regal team know.
Visitors travelling on a foreign passport will need to arrange an Australian multiple entry visa to travel to Norfolk Island in order to allow your re-entry back into Australia. We suggest foreign passport holders check entry requirements with their travel agent to ensure smooth travel to Norfolk Island.
Norfolk Island is 1 ½ hours ahead of Australian Eastern standard time or ½ hour behind New Zealand time. During daylight savings in Australia the time difference reduces down by an hour, as daylight savings doesn’t apply to Norfolk Island.
Norfolk Island’s shopping village is located at Burnt Pine, most shops are open 9-5pm however some shops close around lunchtime on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Norfolk Island has a hospital, dental clinic and medical pharmacies, however please be aware Medicare and Accident compensation (NZ) does not provide cover to Australian and New Zealand residents on Norfolk Island and we highly recommend arranging travel insurance for this reason and for the additional travel insurance benefits. Contact us at if you’re interested in a quote including a s special 20% discount for Hibsicus Regal guests. We can offer through a local insurance provider who offers CoverMore, SureSave, Aussie Travel insurance product for travel from Australia or CTI travel insurance for travel from New Zealand.
There is a great variety of tours and activities for you to enjoy whilst on Norfolk Island and overall we would recommend pre-booking your tour and dining requirements. Some tours have limited availability and if travelling during busy periods it’s a good idea to pre-book to avoid missing out. Let us know if you’d like a restaurant or activity recommendation for your stay.
We’d be delighted to assist our guests with any other Norfolk info before you arrive, please just let us know. We look forward to welcoming you to Hibiscus Regal and to beautiful Norfolk Island.