Captain Cook's Monument, Norfolk Island

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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  • What an amazing spot. Soo beautiful and remote. Wonderful bird life. Spend time with nature and soak up the serenity.  more »
  • We were looking for a place to enjoy a picnic on a windy day and found this to be the most protected. It is also a good spot for bird watching.  more »
  • The monument to recognize the landing of Captain Cook at Norfolk Island overlooks this site and a worse area of high spectacular cliffs could not be found  more »

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