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Captain Cook's Monument

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Address: Norfolk Island, Australia

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Peaceful, beautiful spot, and its all FREE

Nice road leading into the car park, plenty of parking at that. Toilets available including wheelchair access, however it is grass to the actual monument. You can't miss the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice road leading into the car park, plenty of parking at that. Toilets available including wheelchair access, however it is grass to the actual monument. You can't miss the monument itself, nor can you miss the great views from the platform at the edge. If you are feeling adventurous you can start one the walks from there to bird rock,... More 

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Waipu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to this stunning vista, the road is very narrow in places, but well worth the drive, it is so spectacular, we wished we were younger and more able to explore the beautiful coast line, with some imagination you could see Captain Cook arriving and hurrying to get ashore on this beautiful Island, the photos don't even do it justice,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this National Park is very well maintained, great area for a picnic. The views go on and on. To stand here on land and think Captian James Cook was here as well.....

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Thank J_for_Australia
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Captain Cook monument is on the far side of the island, and we very quiet when we visited. It has picnic facilities, and a boardwalk to a viewing platform over a wild, impressive part of the coast, plus the Captain Cook monument. Goos destination for picnic lunch on a drive round the island.

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Thank yvwords
Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst the history is pretty impressive, the landscape out here on the both coast of the island is wonderful. We walked from here to Bird Rock and back - great walk with amazing scenery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Getting there is a bit of any adventure, however, the view is spectacular. While there why not take a walk along the Bridle Track

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

When you visit this place and look at the view its easy to see why captain cook named the island norfolk, as it reminded him of norfolk back in england. This place has picnic tabes and lovely walks to go on to enjoy more of the sensational sea views of this wonderful island.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

It's a bit out of the way and down some pretty narrow, pot-holed roads but the area around the Captain Cook Monument is well worth a visit when you get there! I recommend going on a fine day to get the most out of the amazing views surrounding it. The monument itself is relatively small but an interesting part of... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It is worth going to this monument for the views alone and there are also walking tracks nearby with great coastal views and birdlife.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

what must it have looked like when he saw it? The hill passed the monument is a bit of a climb, and not for wet weather. The coast line is breathtaking.

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