Activities & Things To Do on Norfolk Island

No matter what your interests, there are a fantastic range of things to see and do on Norfolk Island. Whether you feel like whiling away your time with an entertaining range of activities or are up for a big more adventure, Norfolk Island offers everything from golf, squash, equestrian and shooting to surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing and more.


Golf: A 9-hole course with 18-hole par 72 is located on the ocean side of Point Hunter Reserve and is renowned for attracting a talented field in August when the $30,000 Norfolk Island Pro-Am Classic is held. There is a resident pro, clubs and buggies for hire and very moderate green fees.

Mini Golf: This well-maintained course is located half a kilometre up Grassy Road and is well-laid out for plenty of family fun. There are also an amazing array of toys at the shop next door.

Squash: Open daily, the Ferny Lane Leagues Club offers two new glass-backed courts, shoes and racquets for hire.

Equestrian: The island loves its horses and there are plenty of activities including Dressage, Ghymkanas and Cross Country Events as well as weekly Pony Club meetings.
Shooting: The picturesque Anson Bay clubs offer Clay Target and Pistol Shooting each Saturday.

Tennis: Queen Elizabeth Avenue's Cheryl Tennis Club offers racquet hire, a resident coach and 6 plexipave all-weather courts available day or night with visitors welcome.

Snooker & Darts: Drop in to any of Norfolk's licensed clubs and you're welcome to play, free.


Surfing: Norfolk's best surf can be found outside Slaughter Bay's reef. The locals also like Cresswell Bay and Anson Bay but these can be dangerous, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the conditions.

Swimming: Renowned as one of the world's prettiest beaches, Emily Bay is also the safest for swimming.

Snorkelling: Slaughter Bay, Cemetery Bay and off the Salk Mill offer Norfolk Island's best snorkelling. Crystal Pool is also amazing but is tough to reach and can be dangerous at high tide.

Windsurfing: Slaughter Bay is a popular spot for windsurfing when the wind gusts from the south east or south west.

Water Sports - Hire Service: Wetls Daun-a-Taun caravan offers equipment hire right on the Emily Bay beach including laser yachts, paddleboards, canoes, pedalos and snorkelling gear. The caravan also sells ice cream, cold drinks, hamburgers and other takeaway so you don't have to leave the beach.

Fishing: A number of professional local fisherman offer trips to try your hand at catching Red Emperor, Grouper, Kingfish, Rock Cod, Trevally and Snapper. You might even be able to trawl for Tuna.