While it is normal to have a hot and sweaty Christmas in Australia this tour in July allows you to celebrate Christmas like the other half of the world, all while exploring the magnificent Norfolk Island. Experience the ‘Wonderland by Night’ tour as the perfect welcome to Norfolk Island, set amongst ...
Sydney Passengers Arrive
Upon arrival to Norfolk Island Sydney passengers we will be met and escorted to your accommodation at Paradise Hotel & Resort. Settle in during the afternoon before dinner at your hotel.
Saturday, 14 JUL
This morning Sydney passengers will enjoy breakfast and the day at leisure. Entry is included today for your visit to the Cyclorama located next door to your hotel. Walk inside one continuous 360 degree panoramic painting and experience the history of the Bounty adventures. This evening Sydney passengers will meet their fellow travellers from Brisbane and the Seniors Holiday Travel Team Host at a Welcome Dinner ahead of the Wonderland by Night tour.
Brisbane Passengers Arrive
Upon arrival to Norfolk Island Brisbane passengers we will be met and escorted to your accommodation at Paradise Hotel & Resort. Settle in during the afternoon before this evening's Welcome Dinner at Hilli's Restaurant. After dinner 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.
Sunday, 15 JUL
Enjoy breakfast with the morning at leisure. You may like to visit the local markets at the Bicentenary complex, offering local souvenirs, arts and craft. This afternoon you will enjoy a half day Island tour visiting historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge and more. Learn about the famous convict buildings, beautiful beaches, and the renowned Melanesian Chapel. Relax and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the garden of a historic Island home built by Fletcher Quintal. Tonight you will be transferred to the Fletchers Fate Mystery Dinner. A fascination evening of interactive theatre, intrigue and mystery. This entertaining play, examining the possible last movements and final whereabouts of the famous mutineer, Fletcher Christian, is dramatically acted out by a 6 character cast over a delicious 3 course dinner.
Monday, 16 JUL
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 us where cars can't go and see Norfolk's countryside at a leisurely pace. From the time we leave the Coach House in Rooty Hill Road until we return, we will be treated to tales of Island life in true Culla style. Along the way you will visit Mt Pitt, a good spot to stop and enjoy the beautiful views. Group 2 will enjoy their morning at leisure. Enjoy this evenings dinner and a concert.
Tuesday, 17 JUL
This morning after breakfast you will enjoy the Xtian Brothers Cheese Tour. Xtian Brothers Cheese Company is a boutique dairy and cheese producer started by Island brothers Glen and John Christian, producing a range of handmade mouth- watering cheeses, from a small herd of organic cows. Visit a local farm & sawmill, see the cows, beehives & learn about local honey production. Then travel to Glen’s home & sample the range of cheeses with tasty condiments & wine on the veranda. This afternoon 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. Tonight we start off with some pre-dinner music by a local performer who is joined by the Norfolk Island Tahitian Dancers. This evening enjoy a wonderful banquet dinner served to your table with some of Norfolk Island’s most popular dishes. Following dinner we will be entertained by the likes of the Norfolk Island Ukulele Band and the Norfolk Island Band.
Wednesday, 18 JUL
This morning after breakfast enjoy a 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 and take a visit to a blacksmith’s forge, the original homestead, a WWII Army hut and Museum of Memorabilia. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure ahead of this evening's dinner. After dinner enjoy the final concert with a sing-a-long night complete with karaoke tunes of all your favourites, musical instruments and appearances from all our most loved Norfolk Island entertainers.
Thursday, 19 JUL
This morning we will enjoy a Behind the Hedges Tour. On this tour you will 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 take time to relax and explore the island at your own pace. Tonight enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings!
Friday, 20 JUL
Sydney Passengers Depart
This morning after breakfast Sydney passengers bid farewell to Norfolk Island and your fellow Brisbane travellers and are transferred to the airport for your flight home. Brisbane Passengers
This morning Brisbane passengers will enjoy their morning at leisure, enjoy Cyclorama and walk inside one continuous 360 degree panoramic painting and experience the history of the Bounty adventures at your own pace. Tonight our farewell dinner will be at the hotel.
Saturday, 21 JUL
Brisbane Passengers Depart Today we bid farewell to Norfolk Island and fly back to Brisbane
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