Norfolk Island is a modest 8 kilometres long by 5 kilometres wide, brimming with island beauty, wonderful history and friendly locals. With around 2,000 residents and around 200 tourists at any time, you Norfolk experience will be intimate and memorable. Experience the magical Norfolk pines and stunn...
Day 0: Friday
Upon arrival to Norfolk Island, Sydney passengers will be met and escorted to their accommodation at Paradise Hotel and Resort. Settle in during the afternoon before dinner at your hotel.
Day 1: Saturday
This morning, Sydney passengers will enjoy breakfast at their hotel ahead of the Pitcairn Settlers Village. Learn about the colourful history of Norfolk Island’s most recent settlement – the Pitcairners & their descendants, on one of the last few remaining original settler’s properties. View the magnificent homestead gardens, including many of the traditional crops. Ride in Norfolk’s first tour coach, visit a blacksmith’s forge, the original homestead, a WWII Army hut and Museum of Memorabilia.
Upon arrival to Norfolk Island, Brisbane passengers will be met and escorted to their accommodation at Paradise Hotel and Resort. Settle in during the afternoon before meeting fellow travellers from Sydney and your Travel Team Host at the group Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Sunday
This morning after breakfast enjoy a 1/2 Day Island Tour visiting historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge and more. See and hear about the famous convict buildings, beautiful beaches and the renowned Melanesian Chapel. Enjoy delicious afternoon tea in the garden of an historic island home built by Fletcher Quintal. Tonight you will be transferred to the Fletchers Fate Mystery Dinner. A fascinating evening of interactive theatre, intrigue & mystery. This entertaining play, examining the possible last movements & final whereabouts of the famous mutineer, Fletcher Christian, is dramatically acted out by a 6 character cast over a sumptuous 3 course dinner.
Day 3: Monday
This morning after breakfast we embark on a Convict Settlement Tour. Take an in depth tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery and hear the history of interesting convict and colonial headstones. Gain some insight into the history of the houses along Quality Row. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol and see the Pier Store, Boat Shed & Crank Mill.
This afternoon, meet together at the hotel for a transfer to the annual Royal Agriculture & Horticulture Island Show at 12pm. The Royal Agriculture & Horticulture Show is a highlight on the Norfolk Island calendar. This is a fun day out for the whole community. Rawson Hall overflows with cooking, art, floral arrangements, flowers, fresh vegetables and fruit, there is a school student section and so much more! Outside, there are equestrian events, a cat show, merry go round, food and drink stalls and plenty of entertainment for everyone.
This evening’s dinner will be at Hilli’s Restaurant before you enjoy Wonderland by Night. The setting is 10 acres of magical Norfolk pines & bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Meander along (or ride in the ‘moon buggy’) a gentle winding path with Archie, a descendant of the Bounty mutineers, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas.
Day 4: Tuesday
This morning, enjoy a Behind the Hedges Tour - visit a small hobby farm at Anson Bay that has been instrumental in improving the local livestock industry. Close by, see a demonstration of Norfolk’s major pottery with a chance to browse the pottery shop. This afternoon, drive up to Mt Pitt to see the amazing views of Norfolk and its surrounds. Tonight you will have a ball at The Night as a Convict Dinner. Dress as a convict and join the Commandant for an evening of feasting, singing & dancing (outfit provided).
Day 5: Wednesday
After breakfast, you have the morning at leisure before this afternoon's Island Culture Tour. Here you will experience the culture of the Island's forebears! From the mutineers' ancestors & their Tahitian wives came the arts of woodcraft, weaving, cooking and the Norfolk language. You will also see a woodturning
demonstration and an Island weaving demonstration. Dinner tonight will be a Progressive Dinner where you will enjoy a 4 course meal progressing to a different Norfolk Island family homes. A fun night and a great way to meet the local people and sample some of the Island dishes.
Day 6: Thursday
Today you will be split into 2 small groups for this morning’s tours. Group 1 will join Culla & his Clydesdales (Ricky, Sailor, Zac and Sam). The tour will take you where cars can't go and see Norfolk's countryside at a leisurely pace. From the time you leave the Coach House in Rooty Hill Road until you return, you will be treated to tales of Island life in true Culla style. Group 2 will enjoy their morning at leisure. Time at leisure this afternoon ahead of this evening's Island Fish Fry from Puppy’s Point. Dine on salads, homemade bread & fresh fried fish followed by Island desserts with tea & coffee. Following dinner, head to the Mutiny on the Bounty Show.
Day 7: Friday
This morning after breakfast Sydney passengers bid farewell to Norfolk Island and their fellow Brisbane travellers and are transferred to the airport for their flight home.
This morning Brisbane passengers will enjoy their morning at leisure ahead of this afternoon’s tour of the Pitcairn Settlers Village. Learn about the colourful history of Norfolk Island’s most recent settlement – the Pitcairners & their descendants, on one of the last few remaining original settler’s properties. View the magnificent homestead gardens, including many of the traditional crops. Ride in Norfolk’s first tour coach, visit a blacksmith’s forge, the original homestead, a WWII Army hut and Museum of Memorabilia. Tonight our farewell dinner will be at the hotel.
Day 8: Saturday
Brisbane Passengers Depart
Today we bid farewell to Norfolk Island and fly back to Brisbane.
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