General info about Norfolk Island
Travel to Norfolk is easy only 2 hours flying from Sydney and Brisbane or 1½ hours from Auckland, however guests should be aware it’s necessary to bring along your passport when travelling to Norfolk. If you don’t have a passport for Australian citizens it’s possible to travel on a Document of Identity. Please remember to bring your passport on the day you travel and if you need any help with booking flights please let our friendly Hibiscus Crown team know.
Please note visitors travelling on a foreign passport will require an Australian multiple entry visa to travel to Norfolk Island and regain entry to Australia. Please be sure to check your entry requirements to Norfolk Island with your travel agent to ensure smooth travel to Norfolk Island.
Norfolk is 1 ½ hours ahead of Australian Eastern standard time or ½ hour behind New Zealand time. During Australian daylight savings period the time difference is reduced by an hour as we don’t partake in daylight savings on Norfolk.
Most shops are open 9-5pm however some businesses close at lunchtime on Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons.
We have a hospital, dental clinic and pharmacies on Norfolk Island, however please be aware Medicare and Accident compensation (NZ) do not provide cover on Norfolk Island. We strongly recommend travel insurance. Contact us at if you’re interested in a quote with special 20% discount as a Hibiscus Crown guest. We work with a local insurance provider who sells CoverMore, SureSave, Aussie Travel Cover (for travel from Australia) or CTI insurance (for travel from New Zealand).
There is a great variety of tours and activities for you to enjoy whilst on Norfolk Island. We can pre-book all your tour and dining requirements. As some tours have limited availability and when travelling during busy periods we recommend pre-booking before you arrive. Check out the tours brochure featuring all providers for regular scheduled tours or let us know if you’d like say a restaurant recommendation for your stay.
If we can assist our guests with any other Norfolk info before you arrive, please just let us know. We look forward to welcoming you to Hibiscus Crown and Norfolk Island.