500-800 words article for a tourist magazine promoting Norfolk Island as a destination for Family travel. The article has to be written in English and in the style of articles at "[url removed, login to view]" and "Travel with kids" magazine. This is the information that needs to be reworded to a standard acceptable to a national travel magazine:
THE WORLD OF NORFOLK – THE BEST KEPT SECRET FAMILY DESTINATION
Norfolk Island is a world in its own right. It grows nearly all of its own food. It is self governing, raises its own money, (yet has no income tax), runs its school, hospital, health insurance scheme, immigration, customs and quarantine. It has its own language – called Norf’k that is a mix of Old English and Tahitian. We speak very good English too!
It is home to 1,700 people, of 20 and more nationalities, and most notably the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty who made Norfolk their home in 1856. Have they stories to tell! It is a place of great scenic beauty. Its major industry is tourism, with 70 tours and activities, 30 eating establishments, and accommodation ranging from self-catering apartments to hotels and then 5-star luxury cottages.
Our world has a charm, a friendly island spirit, and plenty of ways to enjoy time away with the kids. The climate is perfectly sub-tropical – so think sunshine, fresh ocean air, green spaces, fun, and memories.
The order of the day is ‘easy-paced’, and you can be as busy or as laid back as you want to be – words that describe the locals really well.
Our outdoors are magnificent. From swimming and snorkelling at safe, pristine beaches, horse riding and bushwalking through our National Park, or playing a game of free mini golf – the choices are endless. Try feeding the fish from a Glass Bottom Boat or go for a reef walk, or explore the rock pools. If you are into sports – then tennis at Cheryl’s Tennis Club might be for you!
You can hear local bush poetry on Wonderland by Night, visit the Sunday local markets, take a carriage ride with Clydesdale horses, visit the Lions Park playground, hire a spy board, fishing rod or mountain bike. You can learn about Norfolk’s early days at the Pitcairn Settlers Village and relax and enjoy a picnic on our clifftops, or at the top of our world at Mt Pitt, where the view is spectacular. Or, for something very different, you can find your way through a large maze set in a beautiful garden setting.
And indoor pursuits are not forgotten either. Learn about the history of the Norfolk people at the 3600 panoramic painting at the Cyclorama. Discover our flora and fauna at Nature World. Visit the Bounty Folk Museum, or learn about the convicts in the Kingston museums, in buildings that are World Heritage listed. Don’t miss the local sweet shop, and you can buy the cheapest Lego on the planet in Burnt Pine. There is squash to play, a house made entirely of bottles to visit and lots of arts and craft places to see. During school holidays there is a local Kids Club that you are welcome to be part of.
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