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Local Cheese, Honey & Sawmill Tour

Phone: + 6723 50312

John Christian is the producer of local cow cheeses. Milking a small herd of cows on pristine Norfolk Island & John produces a range of tasty and tempting cheeses such as tangy feta, yummy haloumi, creamy blues, tempting camemberts and tasty cheddars.

On this tour you will also visit local bee-hives and a saw mill where handmade ukuleles are created.

To view a larger map of where The Christian Brother Cheese starts on Norfolk Island, please "Click here"

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Food Challenge

A sign on the window of a restaurant says" We will give you $1,500.00 if we fail to fill your order.' Customer decides to put the policy to the test by ordering elephant's ears on rye.

The waitress takes his order to the kitchen. Seconds later, the owner comes out of the kitchen, goes to the customer's table and slams down $1,500.00 on the table.

'You got me,' he tells the customer, but I want you to know that this is the first time we've been out of rye bread.'

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The Olive Cafe ... ph +67 23 24406

Phone: + 6723 24406

The Olive Cafe is located in the Village & is one of the busiest cafes on the island.

Open 7 days from 6.30am - 3pm for breakfast, brunch, lunch, morning & afternoon teas.

Serving campos coffee, delicious meals, cakes, drinks and daily specials.

To view a larger map of where to find The Olive Cafe on Norfolk Island, please "click here".

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A Bank Inspector

When a bank inspector called on a small country branch for a surprise audit, he found the banking chamber deserted and the staff drinking beer in the manager's office. To teach them a lesson, he crept behind the counter and set off the hold-up alarm. Much to his surprise, a barman from the pub next door came running into the bank bearing a tray of fresh beers. 

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Bailey's Restaurant ... ph +67 23 24400

Phone: + 6723 24400

This beautifully restored house is the centrepiece at Governor's Lodge offering georgous surrounds, fine cuisine, Chef's specials and a dining experience to always remember.
What a perfect place to enjoy lunch floating on the original flagstone verandah.  Sip on a glass of wine or a cool beer while we look after your every need.  
Arrive and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar area, relax and be shown to your table to select from the comprehensive a la carte menu and let your mouth water until the delights arrive, carefully placed by your smiling waiter.  
Open for breakfast 7 days 7.00am - 9.00am 


Happy Hour -5pm- 6pm 

Dinner - 530pm – 8pm

Mon- Tues- Thurs- Friday –
Buffet Night - Sat.

Closed - Sun- Wed

 Bon Appettit!

Menu & Wine List

Bailey Restaurant Menu Bailey Restaurant Menu (357 KB)


Bailey Restaurant Wine List Bailey Restaurant Wine List (185 KB)

To view a larger map of where to find Bailey Restaurant on Norfolk Island, please "click here".

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An Aetheist In The Woods

An atheist was walking through the woods. 'What majestic trees!' 'What powerful rivers!' What beautiful animals!' he said to himself. Suddenly, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

He turned around and saw an 8-foot grizzly bear charging towards him. The atheist ran as fast as he could away from the grizz. He looked over his shoulder only to see the grizz was getting nearer. He again looked over his shoulder only to see the grizz almost upon him.

And then, he tripped and fell. On trying to recover, the grizz reached forward with his left paw ready to strike. At that instant, the atheist cried out: 'OH MY GOD!'

Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent

A bright light shone down on the dis-believer and a voice came out of the sky.

'You deny my existence for all these years, you teach others I do not exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of your predicament?'

'Am I to count you as a believer?'

The atheist looked directly into the light, 'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the GRIZZ a Christian?'…… a pause ……

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed and the grizz dropped his paw.

The grizz then bought both his paws together, bowed his head and softly spoke.


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Keeping the Community Informed - Sussan Ley

Dear residents

I am looking forward to visiting the Island which I can now confirm will be from 12-16 November 2018. My trip will include a visit to key tourism destinations, including the Norfolk Island National Park and the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA). I know that KAVHA is a massive drawcard for national and international tourism, and that many tourists say that this is the main reason they become interested in visiting Norfolk. I would like to hear more about the community involvement and collaborative partnerships that have a positive impact on the sustainability of KAVHA going forward.

In good news for tourism, the custom-built passenger transfer vessels are on track to be delivered to Norfolk Island in mid-2019 in readiness for the 2019-20 cruise ship season. The vessels will be used to transfer passengers from the ships to the pier at either Cascade or Kingston. This will mean that cruise ships don’t need to use their own boats and should increase the numbers of cruise ship passengers that can visit Norfolk Island.

The first of the three vessels is nearing completion, with sea trials happening in the coming weeks. Design is also underway for the modifications to the roads which are necessary for the safe movement of the vessels to and from Cascade Pier.

I am disappointed to hear that the Pacific Explorer was not able to disembark passengers onto the Island last week. Cruise ship visits are a huge economic opportunity for the community and a fantastic time to showcase the local heritage and culture. I hope the new passenger transport vessels may assist with more frequent visits from cruise ship passengers.

I understand there are several projects that are likely to start in the Kingston area in the coming months. Some of these focus on improving the appeal of KAVHA to tourists.

Across the road from the golf club, a damaged roof of the duplex will be replaced, using Norfolk pine shingles. This is a great opportunity to showcase the traditional trades of Norfolk Island.

Preparations are underway to improve access to the disabled toilets near Slaughter Bay, which will improve the visitor experience to KAVHA. 

A project aimed at replacing old and poorly functioning sewage transfer and storage infrastructure in Kingston will also commence soon. This project will improve the quality of water flowing into Emily Bay, helping protect the health of residents and tourists who swim in the area. The reduction in pollution will also help protect the environment in the Norfolk Island Marine Reserve. 

The retaining wall at Cemetery Bay will also be rehabilitated, using timber and other materials that are similar to the existing structure.

Don’t forget that Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund closes for applications on 15 November 2018, and with $45 million earmarked for tourism-related ventures, I encourage Norfolk Island organisations to consider submitting an application. This funding opportunity has the potential to drive economic development, create local jobs and grow stronger partnerships across the community. I encourage interested applicants to speak with the Administrator about their application. 

As always, I encourage you to contact the Administrator’s office should you have any questions or concerns, or a particular matter on which you would like an update.

Lastly, I am very pleased to be able to visit Norfolk Island next month. During this time I would like to meet as many people as I am able to. I will make time to meet with individual residents. Please contact Eric Hutchinson, the Administrator, if you would like to meet with me.


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Museums and Research Centre - School Holiday Activity Program Competition

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News from the World of Norfolk

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Tourism Industry Gathering

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