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Arrival

Follow my journey from Perth in Western Australia to my holiday destination on the beautiful Norfolk Island and share my first glimpses of island life. Taken in June 2008, more albums showing the scenic beauty, history, flora, and culture will follow soon.

Date(s): June 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 93 of 93 Total. 16313 Visits.
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Qantas 'City of Wodonga'
Boeing 767-300 at Perth Airport.

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Unloading the Plane
Waiting at Perth Airport.

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A four-legged traveller waits patiently on the tarmac

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Preparing for flight to Brisbane

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The catering truck arrives
Hoping for an in-flight meal after all this delay.

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Lift-off at last!
Taking off from Perth Airport at 14:20 WST, five hours after leaving my home.

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Leaving Perth Airport

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Gaining Height over Perth

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City of Perth down below

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Heading East

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Above the Clouds
Destination Brisbane.

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Overnight accommodation in Brisbane
After a 3,611 kilometre journey, flying time of 4 hrs 16 min.

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Return to Brisbane Airport
Early Saturday morning.

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Planes on the Tarmac
Brisbane airport.

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Aboard Boeing 737-200
Destination Norfolk Island.

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Arrived on Norfolk Island
Boeing 737-200 operated by OzJet on behalf of Norfolk Air.

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First steps on Norfolk Island
Arrived 13:35 NFT, 2 hrs 15 mins flying time. Distance 1400 kms from Brisbane.

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Unloading Baggage
Rain clouds overhead.

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Entrance to South Pacific Resort Hotel
Accommodation for the next 7 days.

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Norfolk Island Pines by the driveway
(Araucaria heterophylla).

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Norfolk Island Flag
Norfolk Island is a self governing Australian Territory situated in the South Pacific. It is about 8 km long and 5 km wide with an area of 3,455 hectares.

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Hotel entrance

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Comfortable Room
A long journey to get here and 25.5 hours since I left my home.

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Garden by my Balcony

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Red Poinsettias reach for the Sky

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Cream Poinsettia

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Cream Poinsettia

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Pink Begonias
The Begonias had very large flowers.

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Pink Begonias

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Shrimp Plant
(Justicia brandegeeana).

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Shrimp Plant
(Justicia brandegeeana).

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Ginger Plant species

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Ginger Plant species

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Tall Tree Dahlias

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Tree Dahlia Flowers

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Spacious grounds of Hotel

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Camera-shy Feral Rooster

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Feral Rooster
Soon got used to his early morning wake-up calls.

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Exploring my new surroundings

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View towards Burnt Pine Township

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View across a Valley
Introduced kikuyu grass covers many slopes.

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Silhouette Norfolk Island Pine
Norfolk's majestic pine is perhaps the Island's best known symbol. Pines as tall as 57m, with an 11m circumference, have been recorded.

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Streets of Burnt Pine
Quiet on a Saturday afternoon when the shops are closed.

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Bays for Angle-Parking
Commercial area of the Island.

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Burnt Pine Shopping Village

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Paw Paw's Pump Shed

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Low digit Number Plates on Vehicles

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Golden Orb Weaver
Silhouette of large female and tiny male against the sky.

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Golden Orb Weaver
Large female and small male near fence.

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Red Berries of Idesia

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Distinctive Cacti
Fishbone Cactus.

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Colourful Impatiens

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Pink Roses

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Brilliant Foliage

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Golden Orb Weaver caught a Bee

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Golden Orb Weaver with a Bee

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Yellow Hibiscus

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Pink Hibiscus

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Horse in a grassy paddock
Grass is lush due to a wet year when almost the whole year's average rainfall has fallen in the first 5 months.

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Horse up closer

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Feral Chooks roam throughout the Island

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Gardens of Bounty Square

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Bi-Centenary Centre
Built to commemorate the Bi-Centenary of the discovery of Norfolk Island by Captain Cook, 10 October 1774.

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HMAV Bounty
On 28 April 1789, the crew took up arms against their Commander William Bligh. The mutineers sailed the captured ship to Pitcairn Island where the 'Bounty' was burnt.

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Commemorative Plaque
Honouring the 194 Persons who landed at Kingston on Norfolk Island from Pitcairn Island on 8 June 1856.

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Persons who Landed on Norfolk Island from Pitcairn Island

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Orange Hibiscus

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Yellow Hibiscus

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Red Hibiscus

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Another Golden Orb Spider

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Colourful Succulent Flowers

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Fern Frond awakening

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Orange Bells on succulent

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Trunk of White Oak (Lagunaria patersonii)
A tree which can grow up to 30m and which is almost widespread as the Norfolk Pine. Those growing in exposed positions (such as on coastal cliffs) are swept by the wind into contorted shapes.

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Seedpods of the White Oak
Seedpods are inedible capsules that may be skin-irritating. Lagunaria patersonii is also known as Primrose Tree, Norfolk Island Hibiscus, or Cow Itch Tree.

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Pink Azaleas

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Bright Pink Flower

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Morning Glory

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Yellow Gazania

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Colourful Gazania

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Striped Gazania

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Pink Vincas

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White Vincas

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Pink Vincas

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Cream Poinsettia

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Flax (Phormium tenax)
A member of the lily family generally found in coastal areas. It has narrowbelled upward curving orange flowers and the leaves are often 2m in length. The native flax proved largely unsuitable for the sailcloth-making purposes intended by Captain Cook and is now most often used for woven handicrafts.

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Dandelion Seeds ready to fly

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Golden Orb Weaver
I've never seen so many of these spiders..

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Lush Green Grass on the hillside

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Norfolk Island Pines dominate the skyline

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Across the valley to Mt Pitt and Mt Bates
Mt Pitt (316m) and Mt Bates (318m).

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Norfolk Island Weather Station on horizon

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Mt Pitt fades into the shadows of evening

   
 
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