Norfolk Island is a unique tropical escape. Perched in the South Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia, its remote location makes for a fascinating discovery. Compact and green, the island has just 32km of coastline, with much of it dominated by impressive jagged cliffs and the rest fringed by peaceful golden shores that meet immaculate blue waters. When discovered by Captain Cook in 1774, he described it purely as ‘paradise’. Native pine trees pop up across the island at every turn and today, colonial architecture lines the laidback town streets, fascinating remnants of the island’s history since settlement.