|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$803||Average for round-trip flights in December 2020|
|Round-trip from||$601||From Sydney to Norfolk Island|
|One-way from||$255||One-way flight from Sydney to Norfolk Island|
SYD - NLK
$458 - $1,152
It’s not known for its action or partying, but if you’re after truly relaxing escape don’t hesitate to book flights to Norfolk Island. This is a wonderfully romantic destination for honeymooners, nature lovers and those looking to stock up on tax free goods. Norfolk Island is an external territory of Australia, but Aussies arriving on cheap flights to Norfolk Island will still need to use their passports. Just a short flight from Sydney or Brisbane, this tiny 8km by 5km island can be traversed by bicycle or by foot. A natural paradise, Norfolk Island offers plenty of outdoor activities such as bushwalking, snorkelling, diving and fishing. Peak tourist season is during the warmer months from December to April, with temps averaging 24C to 28C. February is generally the hottest and most settled month weather wise, though March is pretty good too. There is no shortage of accommodation on Norfolk Island but during peak tourist season, the population increases significantly, so advance bookings for flight tickets and hotels is advised.
The cold season (June to September) is considered the off season and is characterised by rain and cooler temperatures between 14C to 19C. June is the wettest month but since the climate is subtropical it rarely feels that cold. Travel during the off season for cheapest flights to Norfolk Island and low season accommodation prices.
The best time to book flights to Norfolk Island is from January to March as these are the driest and warmest months of the island’s subtropical climate. This also coincides with cyclone season but Norfolk Island rarely gets hit by cyclones. Divers can book flights to Norfolk Island at any time as this watersport is possible all year round. The island offers over 30 world class dive sites with excellent visibility (40 metres plus on a good day) and an abundance of marine life such as turtles, reef fish and stingrays. The annual water temperatures average between 19C and 24C, but you may want to wear a wetsuit in May, June and July.
Flights from Sydney to Norfolk Island: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Melbourne to Norfolk Island: 3 hours 15 minutes.
Flights from Brisbane to Norfolk Island: 2 hours 15 minutes.
Flights from Perth to Norfolk Island: 6 hours 20 minutes.
Air New Zealand operates flights to Norfolk Island from Brisbane and Sydney a few times a week. Travellers coming from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth will be required to change planes in Sydney.
Norfolk Island Airport (NLK) is situated in Burnt Pine, the largest town on the island. Passengers can get to and from the airport by taxi, private car hire or local hotel shuttles. The best way to see the island is to hire a car, a scooter or a bike.