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Windswept and historic point

Whether you just sit or fish or admire the view or manage to see a ship unload this is a great spot... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fabulous place to visit in the high tide

This place is a very important place for the islanders as it is where ships come in with cars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter R
Buderim, Australia
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Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you just sit or fish or admire the view or manage to see a ship unload this is a great spot to catch you breath

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rosemarykiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a very important place for the islanders as it is where ships come in with cars, busses and supplies. Have a look at the photos of how trucks and cars get off loaded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many old buildings near by. 1850s. Loads of history and examples of the brutal penal colony. Pier is large and plenty of action. If possible come when the ships bring in supplies and small local boats unload anything from pellets of food to vehicles. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 333Jonno
Reviewed 23 November 2018

This photo is taken from the hill above the Kingston pier and from this lookout, you can see the view right along the lagoon. It is very beautiful, peaceful and emphasises the horrors of the colonial prison walls that stand below.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gaye E
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We saw the cargo being unloaded from the ship with the traditional barges carrying the goods ashore very interesting. The next day they moved to Cascade Bay so we visited there as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

It was really interesting to watch the boats lifted in and out of the water and inspect the days catch. Also a great view

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Norfolk Island how beautiful and untouched you are. We were blessed to visit this island in the Pacific June this year. The fun began at Sydney Airport because we were literally all at sea trying to find where we were supposed to be to check...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Kingston pier is a must see. If a windy day waves are exceptionally large and you can appreciate how so many ships were wrecked. Much history to enjoy at this popular site on Norfolk

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hollandtrevor
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This has to be one of the must see on Norfolk. They say it is sight to behold when the ships with freight are unloading. This is a difficult pier with a shallow harbour for freight, this has been a skill handed down to many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We were lucky enough to be on the island when the ship came in. We enjoyed the process of unloading from ship, to lighters to the wharf........very time consuming, but interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan R
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