The Friendly Island
One of the highest compliments we continue to receive on Norfolk Island is that the island is one of the friendliest places you can visit. For a start, we all wave to each other, and to visitors, when driving around the island, this is called "the Norfolk wave" People wave to you if you are on a tour bus and will also stop to ask if you need a lift if you are walking along the road with shopping bags in your hand.
If they see you studying a map, locals will ask if they can help you find something and mention you are interested in something, they will do what they can to make it happen.
Norfolk Islanders are passionate about their home, and they love showing it off to visitors. You will find that the same faces keep cropping up. The young woman who greeted you at the airport, will serve you at a restaurant that same evening! The tour guide will entertain you at the club that night or will be acting in the play you see.
Express an interest in the unique island language, people will be happy to teach you a few words and phrases, especially the greeting, Watawieh! The local language was created by the Bounty mutineers who had to communicate with their Polynesian wives on Pitcairn Island, so you can hear both the old English and old Tahitian words in the mix.
The Norfolk Islanders are renowned for their welcoming nature and friendliness, come on over and experience this friendly island for yourself.