Friday, November 16th, 2012 - Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk Island conditions were perfect for the partial solar eclipse today. Norfolk Island fell within the eclipse path line and although the eclipse wasn’t at full totality, the conditions were perfect on this small island in the South Pacific.

Visiting Astronomer James Barclay has always said Norfolk Island was the place to be for the solar eclipse. November on Norfolk Island is typically dry with clear skies. The time difference between Norfolk and Australia means the island has a higher elevation viewing through less atmosphere and less horizon hugging cloud. Conditions were tipped to be perfect and Norfolk Island delivered.

Today the group tucked into a BBQ breakfast before sunrise prior to assembling their equipment, on Forrester Court a private property overlooking the ocean.

There’s no doubt visitors who booked through Norfolk Island travel specialist The Travel Centre experienced one of the best vantage points for the solar eclipse today.

Visitors have another two nights of Norfolk Island for one-on-one astronomy with James Barclay, they will marvel at the green laser pointer guided tour of the night skies and the close up view of stars and planets by powerful telescope. Those keen astro photographers will be up late until the wee hours of the morning receiving tuition from James capturing dramatic images of the historic buildings under Norfolk night skies. The island is ideal for astro-photography because the island has no light pollution. The night skies are so dark, the whole island is bathed in starlight from horizon to horizon.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has special packages for travel to Norfolk any time of year. For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email [email protected] or visit us atwww.travelcentre.nf 

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre


Norfolk Island Travel Centre is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.


Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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W: www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com

Norfolk Island Travel Centre


Joyce Judd
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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W: www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com

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