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What To Pack On Your Family Holiday In Norfolk Island

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

family holiday in Norfolk Island

Packing a trip away from home is always a considerable task, whether for a long road journey or a quick visit to a sub-tropical island paradise. When you book your package holidays to Norfolk Island, one of the most enjoyable problems you’ll face is figuring out what to pack for your family adventure.

Although there are some extremely generous baggage limits when you travel to Norfolk Island by air from Australia, you’ll most probably want to keep your bags light to save space for duty-free shopping on your way back.

To save you the hassle, we’ve compiled for you a complete list of things you should pack for your family holiday in Norfolk Island.


  • Cottonwear During the months of February - April, cotton or linen clothes are excellent for the sub-tropical climate on your Norfolk Island holidays as they permit the movement of air from your skin through the fabric. It promotes heat dissipation to reduce humidity, quickly absorbs moisture and increases evaporation to keep your skin dry. There is generally a gentle sea breeze as well. During all other months, take layers of clothes. You can always add an extra t-shirt underneath or take off a top layer during the day.

  • Swimwear You’ll find the water temperatures most pleasing if you plan your Norfolk Island holidays between November and April. Still, you should make space for swimwear if you decide to dip your toes in the pristine waters of Emily Bay.

  • Footwear Packing a set of comfortable closed-in walking shoes is well worth the luggage space because your holiday in Norfolk Island will be jam-packed with adventures. After a busy day of exploring the widespread forest trails and mountain hikes leading to spectacular viewpoints, your feet will thank

  • Light Jacket The unpredictable sub-tropical weather can expose you to a cool breeze anytime during the day or night. Thus, packing a light jacket or long-sleeves will come in handy on your package holidays to Norfolk Island. However, you’ll need much more substantial clothing during the winters, i.e., May to October mostly after the sun goes down.

  • Raincoat Most Norfolk Island packages include accommodation that offer umbrellas when the skies are looking ominous. However, a lightweight raincoat or poncho will ensure that you stay dry and have uninterrupted fun on your self-guided adventure tours.

  • Snorkeling Gear Snorkeling and diving are year-round activities you can enjoy on your package holidays to Norfolk Island. Although the clear turquoise waters of the Emily Bay lagoon don’t demand fancy diving gear, you should at least pack your mask and snorkel for maximum fun.

  • Camera Equipment A holiday in Norfolk Island means getting to witness magical scenery around every bend. Your phone camera will not do them justice, from rugged coastlines touching azure blue waters to forest trails reaching majestic viewpoints. So you should pack something a bit more professional for capturing the picture-perfect moments, if possible.

You should also check out our Norfolk Island packages for included facilities to lighten your luggage load further.


Ensuring that you return unharmed and healthy from your Norfolk Island holidays is a significant priority for us. However, due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, you should come prepared with the most relevant medical items to stay safe while enjoying your trip to the fullest.

You should consult your physician for specific recommendations before you travel to Norfolk Island regarding your own health conditions. It would help if you also packed critical medical supplies in your carry on item.

There is a chemist on the island and a local hospital attended by three GPs. Medicare is also on Norfolk Island to help with any unplanned visits to the doctor.


  • Motion Sickness Medicine if you have difficulty flying

  • Prescribed Medicines

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION - also available on the island

  • Antacid

  • Antidiarrheal (e.g., Imodium or Pepto Bismol)

  • Antihistamine

  • Cough Drops

  • Cough Suppressant/Expectorant

  • Decongestant

  • Fever & Pain Medication (e.g., Acetaminophen, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen)

  • Mild Laxative

  • Mild Sedative or Sleep Aids

  • Motion Sickness Medicine

  • Saline Nose Spray

COVID-19 PREVENTION SUPPLIES - also available on the island

  • Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

  • Antibacterial Hand Wipes

MEDICAL SUPPLIES - if you need them

  • Glasses - Don’t forget to pack spare glasses, in case yours get damaged.

  • Contact Lens - Packing spare contacts can save you a lot of trouble.

  • Medical Alert Bracelet or Necklace

  • Needles or Syringes (requires a doctor’s letter)

  • Blood Sugar Testing Kit

  • Insulin For Diabetics

  • Inhalers

  • Epi-Pen


The sun can catch you if you are not prepared during your package holidays to Norfolk Island, leaving you sunkissed even on a cool and cloudy day. Even with temperatures ranging from 19℃ - 28℃ in summers and 12℃ - 19℃ in winters, the following items are a must for avoiding sunburn:

  • Sunscreen - SPF 15 or higher with UV-A and UV-B protection.

  • Shaded Sunglasses (for additional sun protection)

  • Hat (preferably with a wide brim)


  • Travel Insurance - have the details handy if needed

  • You should take proof of your double vaccination

  • Prescription Copies - You should ensure that you carry all prescriptions for medical devices/supplies, and medicines.

Suppose you are still unsure about the things you should pack for your family holiday in Norfolk Island. In that case, you can contact us at Channers on Norfolk at any time for further information.

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