With so many surprising aspects to it, it's a wonder that more people don't make it to Norfolk Island, the natural and historical wonder 1600 kilometres from Australia's east coast.
This Australian external territory has a fascinating history, a spectacular landscape and plenty more to offer.
This unpretentious territory of Australia that's not quite Australia is proving a true paradise in the pandemic.
With no pollution, no traffic, no fast food chains and no rush to do anything, Norfolk Island is in fact an ideal destination to disconnect from busy lives.
It's rare to wish that a flight was longer, let alone a flight that is in an economy cabin.
While these two islands have many similarities, they are very different.
You feel right at home on this friendly little island staying here.
Novelist Colleen McCullough's Norfolk Island home is not exactly a calming retreat.
Beauteously and unexpectedly bucolic, this pine-studded, sparsely populated isle is marooned in the middle of a watery wilderness, the closest landfall being 1400 kilometres away. It truly is a subtropical Pacific paradise and one brimful of surprises.