Norfolk Island will fascinate you with its rich history, beautiful environment and friendly locals who are always ready for a yarn or two about their beloved home. You will be charmed and enchanted during your stay on this pretty ocean outcrop.
Gain a glimpse into the production of the island’s incredible produce. Visit the island’s largest market garden and a piggery that recycles waste for energy production. You will visit Norfolk’s largest export industry of kentia palms to Europe. Visit their soft drink and liqueur factory, and taste liqueurs based on many of their wild fruits. Afternoon tea will be served in an award winning cliff top garden.
|Tour Type||Trip Name||No. Days||Bookings||Price per person|
|Escorted Tour||Historic Norfolk Island||8||Contact us||From $3,695.00|
Historic Norfolk Island
From the World Heritage-listed Kingston, with its fascinating convict history and even the odd ghost story, to the friendly hospitality and delicious gourmet fare from Bounty descendants, there’s plenty to delight on this South Pacific Paradise.
Discover the natural wonder of Emily Bay or absorb First Fleet artifacts in the maritime museum. Learn about the curious mix of English and Tahitian that goes to form the utterly unique Norfolk language. Venture into the homes of three Islanders for a thoroughly entertaining progressive dinner.
|Day 1: Arrive Norfolk Island||Watawieh and welcome to Norfolk Island. Settle into your accommodation, your home for the next seven nights, and meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.
Hotel: South Pacific Resort Hotel, 7 nights
|Day 2: Norfolk Island||Norfolk Island has a colourful history spanning more than 600 years. The earliest settlers were believed to be East Polynesian seafarers who arrived around the 14th or 15th century, stayed for a few generations and then left. Captain Cook was the first European to encounter Norfolk Island in 1774 and described the island as Paradise. Start your day with a traditional Sunday morning service at the historic Chapel of St Barnabus before visiting the local markets. Discover the history, charm and key landmarks of the island. Visit picturesque Emily Bay and enjoy the fresh sea air and crystal waters of this historic bay.
Enrich Experience: Learn about the unique language of Norfolk Island, a fascinating mix of English and Tahitian, created by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives.
|Day 3: Norfolk Island||The first prison colony was established on the island in 1788, which lasted until 1814. The island was abandoned until 1855 when an even harsher convict era began until 1855. Today you visit Kingston, the World Heritage-listed convict settlement and hear stories from this time. Walk amongst the convict gaol ruins and learn about the historic and current uses of the pier buildings and other historic landmarks in the area. A guided tour of the maritime museum introduces artefacts from the HMAS Sirius the flagship of the First Fleet which sank off Norfolk Island.
Enrich Experience: Experience the friendly hospitality of the local community with a progressive dinner. Three different families will welcome you into their homes for each different course. The Islanders will share stories of what life is really like in paradise.
|Day 4: Norfolk Island||Freechoice: Today’s choices include a glass bottom boat cruise or a visit to Two Chimneys Vineyard. Choose a horse and carriage ride or alternatively, self-drive yourself around this island paradise or join the Norfolk Today tour. Alternatively, enjoy a 4WD safari or farm and industry tour.
The setting for dinner tonight will take your breath away. Dine on a clifftop overlooking the ocean feasting on fresh island produce. After dinner you will be entertained by the dancers’ rhythm against the backdrop of the setting sun.
|Day 5: Norfolk Island||Enjoy an early morning walk through the rainforest at Palm Glen. Learn about the local fauna and birdlife as you walk beneath a canopy of Norfolk Island palms, followed by breakfast overlooking the beach. A visit to Norfolk Island Cottage Pottery where you will have the opportunity to see pots being thrown on the wheel by a master potter. See the Hilli Goats being milked and have the cheese making process explained. Enjoy a beautiful tasting platter of this home grown cheese including locally made guava jelly. This evening watch the ‘Trial of Fifteen‘ a lively re-enactment of the history of Norfolk Island. Take part in a traditional dinner at Number 9 Quality Row before hearing some of the ghost stories that add to the mystery of this island.|
|Day 6: Norfolk Island||Enrich Experience: Discover the life of world–renowned author Colleen McCullough during a visit to her home as part of an exclusive guided tour to the author’s magnificent property. View some of the priceless collections from around the world.
Experience high tea on the lawns at Forrester’s Court. Start with sparkling wine before enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet delicacies while taking in the vista from this cliff side location. Finish the afternoon with a tasting of locally distilled liquers. Enjoy a garden tour in the afternoon to private gardens. Dinner tonight is at Dino’s restaurant.
|Day 7: Norfolk Island||Freechoice: Today’s choices include a glass bottom boat cruise or a visit to Two Chimneys Vineyard. Choose a horse and carriage ride or alternatively, self-drive yourself around this island paradise or join the Norfolk Today tour. Alternatively, enjoy a 4WD safari or farm and industry tour.
This afternoon visit the unique cyclorama which is a 360 degree panoramic painting depicting the story of the Bounty mutineers. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at the Hilli Lounge and Wine Bar.
|Day 8: Depart Norfolk Island||After breakfast, transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.|
|Meals:||7 breakfasts, 7 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach|
|Guide:||Experienced Travel Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|