Historic Norfolk Island
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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 & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|2022 Dates & Prices|
|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.