Islands

Norfolk Island is an important link between tropical and temperate island environments. The remote location and colonization of plants and animals dispersed over vast distances of ocean is extremely important. These islands become valued habitats for endemic species (species indigenous to that specific island) for example habitats or breeding areas for species with limited distribution and migratory species including large colonies of breeding seabirds or unique vegetation.

Norfolk and Phillip Islands are almost completely volcanic in origin, arising from the Pacific Ocean roughly 2.3-3 million years ago as masses of hot basalt. They form the highest point of the submerged Norfolk Ridge which stretches from New Zealand to New Caledonia.

The Islands feature a range of dramatic landscapes, including the subtropical and viney hardwood forests of the park and Botanic Garden, the green rolling plains of the Kingston settlement, spectacular coastal cliffs and skylines dominated by majestic Norfolk Island pines.

05.08.14

Wedding Cakes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A side from t…
05.11.10

New website launched!

Please use the navigation bar at the top of the website to browser through …

Christmas Eve and Live Radio

It\'s a glorious warm sunny day on Norfolk Island and it\'s CHRISTMAS EVE!!…

Lunar Eclipse Norfolk Style

Despite a serious amount of fog on Norfolk Island and some plane diversions…