Norfolk Island is located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, around 1400 km (870 ml) east of Evans Head (mainland AU). Norfolk Island is one of the Australia's external territories (capital Kingston) together with the two neighbouring uninhabited islands - Nepean and Philip. The isle's total population is around 2000 inhabitants, occupying a total area of 34.6 km2 (13 ml2).
The town of Kingston is the Australia's second-oldest. It was founded in 1788 by 23 settlers (including 15 convicts) who arrived on March 6th with the HMT Supply ship. The ship had left Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) a few weeks after the establishment of NSW (New South Wales). The Kingston settlement was initially known as Sydney Bay and later as Town of Sydney,
On Norfolk Island are also located Burnt Pine (3 km / 2 ml) northwest of Kingston) and Middlegate (2 km / 1,2 ml north of Kingston). From Kingston are also visible (to the south) the islands Nepean and Philip. Among the popular tourist attractions on the island are:
- Kingston Pier
- HMS Sirius wreckage site (exposed at low tide)
- Marine Barracks ruins
- Guardhouse, Government House
- Crankmill ruin
- Prisoner's Barracks and Old Military Barracks
- All Saints Church
- New Gaol ruins, Salt House ruins
- Cemetery Bay, Emily Bay, Slaughter Bay
- Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area was listed as World Heritage Site in 2010 as one of the Australia's Convict Sites. This is the old settlement on the island's southern side. The site has a group of buildings from the convict era of the British Empire (between 1788 and 1855).
Highlights: Kingston town, Penal colony, deep sea fishing
Norfolk Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Norfolk Island Australia dock (anchor) at Kingston - port town on the southern coast.
The Norfolk Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Norfolk Island, Australia.
If you lose the Norfolk Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Norfolk Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Norfolk Island, Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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20 March, 2017