Building a park

Norfolk Island National Park makes up 14 per cent of the island's total land area. World War II saw the construction of an airfield on Norfolk Island - due to its strategic location between the Coral Sea and airforce bases in Australia and New Zealand. After the war the airport encouraged higher levels of visitation to the island and the growing numbers of tourists have become the mainstay of the island's economy.

The Norfolk Island National Park is an important component of the visitor experience, and while park management aims at providing safety and comfort for people to experience the natural beauty of the island, it also continues in the important work of rehabilitation and restoration of habitats, ecosystems and individual species.