Historic Norfolk Island

Historic Norfolk Island – A destination that will fascinate with its rich history, beautiful environment and friendly locals who are always ready for a yarn or two about their beloved home. You’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time on this pretty ocean outcrop.

From the World Heritage-listed Kingston, with its fascinating convict history and even the odd ghost story, to the hospitality and delicious fare from Bounty descendants, there’s plenty to delight on this South Pacific Paradise. Discover the natural wonder of Emily Bay or admire First Fleet artefacts in the maritime museum. Learn about the curious mix of English and Tahitian that combines to form the utterly unique Norfolk language and venture into the homes of three Islanders for a thoroughly entertaining progressive dinner.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Norfolk Island

Watawieh and welcome to Norfolk Island. Settle into your resort, your home for the next seven nights, and meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Emily Bay

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 visit to the historic Chapel of St. Barnabus before browsing 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 clear waters. The first prison colony was established on the island in 1788 and lasted until 1814. The island was abandoned until 1825 when an even harsher convict era began, which lasted until 1855. 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, flagship of the First Fleet which sank off Norfolk Island.

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: Kingston

This afternoon, take a garden tour of the private gardens.

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. Self-drive yourself around this island paradise or join the Norfolk Today tour. Meet the local beekeeper as part of the Taste of Norfolk tour or enjoy a 4WD safari. Alternatively take part in a farm and industry tour or a guided tour on an ebike.

Later, visit the unique cyclorama which is a 360 degree panoramic painting depicting the story of the Bounty mutineers, before dinner tonight at the Hilli Lounge and Wine Bar.

Day 5: Norfolk Island

Enjoy an early morning walk through the rainforest at Palm Glen and learn about the local wildlife as you walk beneath a canopy of Norfolk Island palms, followed by breakfast overlooking the beach. During a visit to Norfolk Island Cottage Pottery, you’ll 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 of the author’s magnificent property. View some of the priceless art collections from around the world. Experience high tea on the lawns at Forrester’s Court. Enjoy 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. Dinner tonight is set on a clifftop overlooking the ocean, feasting on fresh island produce. Afterwards, be entertained by the dancers’ rhythm against the backdrop of the setting sun.

Day 7: Norfolk Island

Freechoice: Today’s choices include a glass bottom boat cruise or a visit to Two Chimneys Vineyard. Self-drive yourself around this island paradise or join the Norfolk Today tour. Meet the local beekeeper as part of the Taste of Norfolk tour or enjoy a 4WD safari. Alternatively, enjoy nine holes of golf, a guided tour on an ebike or a farm and industry tour.

Tonight’s farewell dinner is at Dino’s restaurant.

Day 8: Depart Norfolk Island

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 16$3,875.00$4,480.00
February: 06$3,875.00$4,480.00
March: 06$3,875.00$4,480.00
April: 10$3,875.00$4,480.00
May: 01$3,875.00$4,480.00
September: 11$3,875.00$4,480.00
October: 30$3,875.00$4,480.00
November: 06$3,875.00$4,480.00
2022 Dates & Prices
January: 15$3,875.00$4,480.00
February: 05$3,875.00$4,440.00
March: 05$3,875.00$4,440.00
April: 09$3,875.00$4,440.00
May: 07$3,875.00$4,440.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director and knowledgeable local guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is a quiet paradise, often overlooked yet unforgettable once found. Discover for yourself why visitors return time and time again.

UNESCO World Heritage convict buildings, breathtaking scenery and a unique culture with an intriguing past combine to make Norfolk Island, located roughly halfway between Australia and New Zealand, one of Australia’s most fascinating destinations. Settled by descendants of mutineers who speak a mix of Tahitian and 18th century English, it’s a friendly place where waving to everyone you pass is mandatory, cows have right of way and everyone knows everyone else. It’s the only place in the world where the telephone book lists people under their nicknames, such as Drill, Bing, Diddles and Spud. No wonder the locals reckon it’s “Da Bass Side Orn Earth” (the best place on Earth).

Anson Bay is one of the most stunning and secluded beaches on the island. Emily Bay Lagoon is a gloriously curved crescent of golden sand, backed by an expanse of grass and shaded by majestic Norfolk Pines. This Marine Park lagoon is protected by a reef and has perfectly clear water, hardly any waves, and is full of coral and colourful fish, which makes it ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

When James Cook arrived in 1774, Norfolk Island was first settled as a convict colony. In 1855, Queen Victoria gave the island to the descendants of one of the most famous naval mutinies in modern history: the mutiny on the Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian. Wander around the beautiful stone buildings of Kingston built during the convict settlement, visit the convict cemetery, or explore the four incredible museums. Fascinating by day, Kingston really shines at night with ghost tours and live shows. The historical site is also a perfect platform for star gazing. With little light pollution and one of the darkest skies on Earth, the island is even recognised as an Australian Gold Level Dark Sky Town.

Norfolk Island is small, but much of the island is covered in national park, rolling green hills and towering Norfolk Island pine trees. Head to the protected national park on the northern edge of the island and explore the eight kilometres (4.9 miles) of walking tracks. Stand on top of Mt Pitt for panoramic views of the picturesque surrounds.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.



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Norfolk Island will fascinate with its rich history, beautiful environment and friendly locals who are always ready for a yarn or two about their beloved home. You’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time on this pretty ocean outcrop.

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