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Captain Cook's Monument, Norfolk Island

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Visit Captain Cook’s original landing site on Norfolk Island at Captain Cook's Monument, which includes a lookout offering picture-postcard views of the coastline. The site is a popular picnic area, featuring lots of picnic tables and barbecue facilities. From the monument you can access the so-called Bridle track, along which you can stop at a number of convenient rest areas, ideal for taking photographs of picturesque islets located along the coast. Several other trails of varying degrees of difficulty and length are accessible, suitable for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a brisk hike up to the monument, where you can relax surrounded by the pristine natural world of this small subtropical island. Work out when and for how long to visit Captain Cook's Monument and other Norfolk Island attractions using our handy Norfolk Island trip builder.
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  • It was interesting to see where Cook was thought to have first seen Norfolk Island. The monument itself is nothing special, but the location is gorgeous. Small islands, beautiful blue sea and sky and ...  more »
  • The views fron here are stunning and worth the trip to the memorial. A bit of a sharp climb back up the hill from the memorial. 
  • I've been visiting various Captain Cook monuments and museums in various places around the world so wouldn't have passed up the opportunity here. A nice spot with good views and a chance for bird watc...  more »