New Zealanders will once again be able to fly direct to Norfolk Island following Air Chathams’ announcement it will resume weekly return flights from Auckland on Thursdays commencing 27 May 2021.
Flight time will be around 2 hours 45 minutes departing Auckland 10.30am and arriving back around 4.45pm same day aboard one of Air Chathams’ fleet of Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft which will offer a comfortable and spacious cabin for up to 36 passengers and include in-flight food and beverage service.
Norfolk Island, always a popular short-haul holiday escape for New Zealanders, has remained virus-free through the global pandemic and offers visitors everything needed to relax the mind, enjoy a special holiday and escape from crowds.
With safety and health on everyone's minds and, while the island continues to deliver outdoor, culinary, or historical experiences, there is even more of a focus now on wellbeing.
The island is an ideal spot for a retreat to relax and revive, reconnect to earth and oneself, enjoy nature and participate in adrenalin-rushing or soothing activity and adventure.
One can traverse the island’s fascinating paths by car (including a Mini Moke), electric bike or push bike avoiding resident cows who have right of way on all roads and tracks. There is an opportunity to catch sight of the rare Green Parrot, unwind with a beachside picnic platter or cliff top seafood feast, savour homegrown vegetables, fruits and cheeses at the many restaurants and cafes and enjoy an instructive wine tasting session. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, golf on a world-heritage course, relaxing with a soothing yoga class in a tranquil setting – There’s more to Norfolk Island for everyone.
Air Chathams flights to Norfolk Island will again depart Auckland International Airport Terminal. Travellers are required to present passport and complete a Norfolk island Entry Pass which must be submitted 24 to 72 hours prior to departure for approval.