Hike to elephant Rock. Norfolk Island 🐘
Did you know there is an elephant on Norfolk Island???
Well Elephant rock on Norfolk Island is definitely my favourite view, as this rock is shaped like my favourite animal!
Now the hike there is from captain Cook Point and it is magnificent!
The starting point is a look out at the five islets.
Moo-oo, Green Pool, Cathedral Rock, Bird Rock and Elephant Rock.
Then the trek begins.
First off you head down the bridal track, along the beautiful coast line surrounded by Norfolk Island pine tress and white oaks.
There are some stunning view points.
And a bench to sit and enjoy the sea birds flying over head.
There is so much old man's beards on the trees here!
Now follow this trail for about one kilometre until you reach a short cut trail called red stone link trail. Which is 700 meters to bird Rock.
Use this trail to avoid the steep bird rock trail as we later found out the hard way haha.
This trail you pass through rainforest and pine forest.
Until you get to the elephant and bird rock look out.
Now bird rock is the perfect spot for the sea birds to safely nest.
During the warmer months, spring through to early May hundreds of birds make their nest on this rock.
And you see them constantly flying in and out of the cave in the rock.
Now elephant Rock is spectacular how the way the ocean has carved a hole in the rock to form a elephant trunk is just magnificent! I have never seen anything like it before!
What a beautiful rock formation mother earth has made here ❤️
The view of the coast line here is breath taking.
I decided to walk down the steep hill for a better shot of elephant Rock.
But some of the cliff edge has given away. So I didn't get too close to the edge.
After relaxing here for a bit it was time to make our way back to Captain Cook Point.
And this is where we made a big mistake!
Instead of heading back the way we came, there was a cross road with the bird rock trail and we though why not try this trail to get back to the bridle trail.....
Little did we know this trail was 760 metres straight up hill!!!
Oh man what a mistake this was haha. The hill is very steep and we later found out that this trail is the hardest trail on the island let alone going up the hill.
Along the way we found a nice bench under the trees which was a great resting spot after that hill climb.
Then headed back to our car.
What an amazing hike this was! Definitely my favourite hike on Norfolk Island!
I hope you enjoy the virtual hike with us 😊 and don't forget the journey is all we have.