Kingston Pier
Kingston Pier
4.5

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James S
325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Kingston Pier, is of course in Kingston, Norfolk Island. A minute or so walk from the convict era hospital ruins, or stairs going up to Flagstaff lookout. There's rumored to be a ghost who hangs around one of the boat ruins next to the pier. Also supposedly you can see a lot of sharks (as you can at the only other pier on the Island Cascade Pier) but the ocean was pretty rough the day I walked here so I didn't see any. I think the best time to see the sharks at either pier is when the fishing boats come in. Was interesting to watch the waves come over the pier though. Sorry only took videos of that, also there's a stairs section which the waves fill up. Under the big hook that obviously is crucial in unloading the supplies for the island.

In the immediate vicinity are some old boats, some convict buildings, one has a small museum where you can buy cold drinks and in wrappers type ice creams. That is incidentally the only place you'll find to buy food in Kingston while walking around. It takes around half an hour to reach the pier from Burnt Pine on foot. Longer going back as that way is uphill. But it's not that difficult, you definitely don't need to rent a car to get here, or to get around Norfolk Island.
Written 22 March 2024
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Marie dillon4@bigpond.com
Melbourne, Australia216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
When went the sea was so rough and the wind how the manage to unload the boats and put them on barges is unbelievable
Once you see the conditions you know why the are so little in the supermarket
Written 16 May 2023
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Tanja Joy S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Just a beautiful location out to the ocean and the stunning landscape. Would definitely recommend travelling to Norfolk Island.
Written 24 April 2023
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Helena S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A gorgeous area to have a wander around and read up on the historical buildings and the working pier. Also very close to the ocean where you can have a dip if the weather is warm enough. Parking is also very close and nearby.
Written 9 December 2022
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Macca3820
Warragul, Australia239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A feature of the island.
Not much activity when we were there as there hadn't been a supply ship for some months - and there were no fishing charters on the days we went down.
But it was still a good place to visit and part of the whole historical area
Written 25 August 2022
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razza61
Gatton, Australia438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
An unassuming but significant feature of the island. Not only in it's history, but how it plays such a large role in the islands survival with the arrival of supplies etc. New barges arrived by ship during our visit and half the island turned our to watch them being brought ashore. No ship can actually come ashore so all supplies have to be offloaded out at sea and brought ashore to this jetty. The islanders have always used long boats to do this until the arrival of these new barges. We found ourselves drawn to going down each day to just see what was happening at the wharf.
Written 13 June 2022
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OZtraveller222
Perth, Australia506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The pier is an original structure, still used when ships deliver goods to the island. The area around the pier is worth a visit, particularly the nearby building maintained by the Lions Clubs. The historical photos inside and the Lions' bannerettes are excellent. A gold coin donation at the door.
Written 31 May 2022
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia758 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The pier is right in the heart of the Kingston Historic Area and surrounded by historical buildings. A word of warning - do not swim on the eastern side of the Pier. Large sharks circle around looking for a cheap feed from local fishermen. Swimming on the western side (Slaughter / Emily Bay) is safe because of the protection from the reef.
Written 12 April 2022
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Not a huge pier but its operations are the most interesting aspect of the pier. Make sure to visit when boats are being launched, or retrieved, to fully understand how it is different here.
Written 9 April 2022
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Ilona Y
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I didn't get to see any ships come in, but it was still very interesting to have a look around and plenty of information signs to explain the process, now and then.
Written 8 January 2022
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