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Kingston Pier

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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia

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Interesting to watch.

There had been a bit of swell about early in the week, with the cargo ship waiting out to sea. As soon as conditions were right, the Pier swung into action as they began to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There had been a bit of swell about early in the week, with the cargo ship waiting out to sea. As soon as conditions were right, the Pier swung into action as they began to unload the ship and bring the cargo to the pier, where it was unloaded by crane. Interestingly when the charter fishing boat went out it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the coastline is so rugged it was difficult to find a landing place so they built this getty. It began in convict times and still used today. They have to tranirsfer produce off ships onto smaller boats then winched up onto the pier. This adds to their way of life.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to watch the unloading of cargo ships moored out in the sea, as the pier is not suited to ships. May also see the local fishing boats being lifted in and out of the water by crane. If you are lucky to be there when a cargo ship has arrived, you may watch all the cargo being unloaded... More 

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1 Thank lpl51
Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To See the Sharks feeding when the charter fishing boats come in and start to clean the fish. Sharks go into a frenzy to eat the fish scraps.

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Thank Snedel
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Norfolk Island depends on this pier to bring in all supplies from a ship. To witness how they do it was great as all cargo has to be off loaded onto a boat and bought to the pier to be lifted by a crane, You can't always time your visit to witness this. Again there is tours or you can... More 

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Thank Margaret C
Bryce Canyon City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

As Norfolk Island does not have a wharf this makes receiving goods quite difficult and time consuming. Cargo ships berth out at sea and all goods are loaded onto small boats and transported to the pier. Interesting to watch boats unload such massive goods on such small boats.

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Thank Angelangel1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

No ships can tie up at the docks because it is not deep enough. Every truck, car, building materials and a host of other items must be lightered in. Fresh milk is flown in by Air New Zealed twice a week.

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Thank Leonie C
Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Another important part of Norfolk's history as well as for today. If a ship is unloading during your stay it is a must see. Good fishing from here as well.

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Thank Aussie059
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

An incredible insight into the difficulties of bringing in boats and inspiring when looking at the skill and talent that the guys possess to bring them in and unload goods.

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Lucknow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Kingston Pier is an interesting place to visit, both historically, for the views and activities, and some great photo opportunities. The locals launch and retrieve their fishing boats from here, plus clean and gut there catch on the pier. Cargo ship deliveries are offloaded here and makes for interesting viewing for tourists and locals alike. When the ship is offloading... More 

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