Norfolk Island Waterfalls

Release date: 17 January 2017

Cascade Creek is one of Norfolk Island’s few permanent streams. Along with its tributaries, its catchment area covers almost one-fifth of the island and is an important home for native wetland flora and fauna. When it rains, high flows produce two main waterfalls: Cockpit Waterfall and Cascade Creek Falls.

Cockpit Waterfall is located inland, around 100 metres from the sea. Also known as Cockpit Falls, and a popular destination for tourists, it is located within Cascade Reserve, an area of more than 30 hectares along the northern coast of Norfolk Island. Cascade Creek continues to flow past Cockpit, over the reddish-brown cliffs and into the beach at Cascade Bay, to produce Cascade Creek Falls.

The stamps

This stamp issue showcases the contrasting scenery at each waterfall – green vegetation and pine-topped hills at Cockpit and the rocky coastline at Cascade Bay, using photography by Ian Rolfe.

$1 Cockpit Waterfall

$2 Cascade Creek Falls

Additional products

  • Minisheet
  • First day cover (gummed and minisheet)

Technical details

  • Issue date

    17 January 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date

    15 February 2017
  • Denominations

    1 x $1, 1 x $2
  • Stamp and product design

    Simone Sakinofsky
  • Printer

    RA Printing
  • Paper

    Tullis Russell Red phospate
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size

    135mm x 80mm
  • Perforations

    14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50 (2 x 25)
  • FDI postmark

    Norfolk Island, NSW 2899
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 July 2017
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.