Norfolk Island is set to record its best result in five years for visitor arrivals in 2015 at this popular short-haul holiday destination for Australians and New Zealanders.

Arrivals are up 17% on 2014 for the first two months of the New Year following on from a solid performance for the July to December period which also recorded an increase on the previous year.

Norfolk Island Tourism General Manager, Glen Buffett said this “great start to the year is reflective of a significant increase in visitors from both Australia and New Zealand attracted to popular niche travel experiences and our growing events calendar”.

“The remainder of this year looks strong for bookings and we attribute much of this outcome to the success of our ongoing ‘There’s more to Norfolk Island, 360 Degrees of Wonder’ campaign highlighting the array of different experiences on island to be enjoyed,” Mr Buffett said.

With direct Air New Zealand flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, Norfolk Island is a wonderful place to holiday for couples, families and friends offering fabulous home-grown culinary experiences and unique cultural and heritage attractions with stunning natural beauty.

Latest additions to the touring options such as sea kayaking, local cheese tastings, outer island trekking, snorkelling adventures, sports fishing and cooking classes, combined with new events such as the Food Festival in November and Outrigger Canoe challenge in January, have all contributed to increasing and diversifying the island’s many attractions.

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