The largest town and the main commercial and residential hub, Burnt Pine features most leading shops and hotels on Norfolk Island. Located on a ridge of volcanic soil running east-west 100 meters above mean sea level, the headwaters of Cascade Creek, Broken Bridge Creek and Watermill Creek flow just below Burnt Pine town. With relief in taxes and duties normally paid on goods within Australian mainland, buying definitely is a shopper’s delight in Burnt Pine. Mostly strung around Taylors Road, small town Burnt Pine can easily be walked around and explored on foot.
Served by the Norfolk Island International Airport, which is the only way to get in and out of the country, the simplest option for local transportation within the island is to hire a car that are normally available for visitors at Burnt Pine. Although there is a scarcity of actual tourist attractions in Burnt Pine itself, it nevertheless offers and serves as an important base for tourists visiting Norfolk Island.