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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. Take a look at our Norfolk Island trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to Captain Cook's Monument and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Definitely worth visiting this beautiful but rugged are of the Norfolk Coastline. Even more remarkable when you see where Captain Cook chose to come ashore. You can't help but question his... 
    Definitely worth visiting this beautiful but rugged are of the Norfolk Coastline. Even more remarkable when you see where Captain Cook chose to come ashore. You can't help but question his...  more »
  • This monument marks the point where Captain Cook decided to land on Norfolk Island. It is the most rugged coastline so one can only image the struggles his crew had climbing up. Beautiful views from.....  more
    This monument marks the point where Captain Cook decided to land on Norfolk Island. It is the most rugged coastline so one can only image the struggles his crew had climbing up. Beautiful views from.....  more »
  • Take the time to view the stone monument and the approximate landing site. I was bewildered by the choice - seemed an odd place for an experienced Captain to set foot on Norfolk. There are also a... 
    Take the time to view the stone monument and the approximate landing site. I was bewildered by the choice - seemed an odd place for an experienced Captain to set foot on Norfolk. There are also a...  more »
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  • There is one hike here which is pretty spectacular. Starts at the monument for Captain Cook & follows the coastline past some stunning rock formations & nesting seabirds. Norfolk Islands replica of the Apostles in Victoria. Just an amazing & special place
  • Absolutely stunning. The whole island is stunningly beautiful. The water is like looking into crystal. The waves can be wild and raw crashing into the rocks and cliffs while on other days the water is smooth as glass with perfectly formed waves breaking just off the reefs. There is also, so much history and interesting buildings.
  • A nice place to view part of South part of the island. Right in front is Philip island.
  • A truly beautiful & picturesque place to visit, with many fantastic walking trails & basic facilities, including toilets, picnic spot, with table, chairs, shelter, as well as a gas BBQ if you decide to cook, and enjoy the stunning surrounds. This is yet another must do while visiting the beautiful Norfolk Island 🙂🙂
  • Well worth a visit to enjoy the range of walks through the local nature. The paths are relatively easy walks and not too long as you wander through the local flora. Must of the walkways where covered by the tree canopy which made it an even more pleasant experience.

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