Norfolk Island beckons with its charming mix of history, culture, welcoming hospitality and relaxing atmosphere. With 7 nights at the Paradise Hotel & Resort and daily activities including a 4WD island tour, convict settlement tour, glass bottom boat cruise and bushwalk breakfast, there is plenty to keep you busy during the day. At night join a progressive dinner, enjoy ‘Wonderland by Night’ and even dress as a convict for a dinner and show.
7th September 2019
Depart on Air New Zealand from Brisbane International Airport to Norfolk Island Airport. Upon arrival, we will be greeted with a welcome to the historic island and transferred to our deluxe hotel, checking in to garden view rooms. Tonight we gather to enjoy a welcome dinner at the resort.
7 Night Stay: Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island
This morning we take an orientation tour of Norfolk Island, enjoying views of the beautiful scenery and hearing about the rich history and heritage of the island. Visit historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge, Emily Bay and the Melanesian Chapel. Morning tea is served in the gardens of the historic home built by Fletcher Quintal – descendant of the Bounty mutineers. This afternoon relax around the hotel.
Today the group will alternate to join the Island Adventures 4WD tour. Climb aboard the 4WD bus for a pioneering adventure off the beaten tracks. A state of the art Norfolk Island experience, we share authentic insights of Norfolk’s unexplored valleys, ridges, coastlines and private properties. This evening we meet for sunset cocktails and canapés at the hotel before we progress to different Norfolk Island family homes as a great way to meet local people and sample some of the local produce on a progressive dinner party.
A leisurely breakfast this morning, before we alternate. One group will join Culla & Co for a horse and carriage ride. Led by the beautiful Clydesdale horses we clip-clop down memory lane through Norfolk’s Steele’s Point countryside, hearing tales of Island life in true Culla style. The other group will enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon we’re off on a Convict Settlement tour for an in-depth tour of the historic settlement of Kingston. Visiting the cemetery, we learn the history of convict and colonial headstones and stories of the houses along Quality Row. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol and see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and Crank Mill.
This morning we take the leisurely 3.5km breakfast bushwalk tour meandering through scenic Mount Bates to Captain Cook Monument, ending at the clifftops with a delicious breakfast barbeque. After lunch, we join the island culture tour to learn aspects of island style home cooking, the heritage of Norfolk language and see demonstrations of island weaving and woodturning. Tonight dinner is at the resort before we visit Wonderland by Night, to walk amongst the forest of enchanting illuminated Norfolk Pines listening to recites of bush poetry written by Bounty mutineer descendant ‘Archie Biggs’.
After breakfast this morning, we alternate so our second group can join Culla & Co for a horse and carriage ride. The remaining guests will enjoy a morning at leisure. Take time out this afternoon to relax at the hotel, visit the nearby local shops or perhaps make your way next door to visit Cyclorama. Tonight we watch the sun set from Puppy’s Point, one of Norfolk’s majestic clifftops on the beautiful western coastline, as we enjoy a fish fry feast of island dishes and some local entertainment.
This morning we ‘walk the plank’ to board the glass bottom boat cruise (tide dependant) to discover Norfolk’s lagoon marine life and coral gardens whilst cruising through the calm waters of Emily Bay. After lunch we join the Pitcairn Settlers Village tour to one of the last remaining original settler’s properties on the island, learning about the Pitcairn settlement, their history and culture. Tonight is our tour finale highlight as we dress in convict outfits (provided) for a ‘Night as a Convict’ and enjoy a fun-filled night of feasting, singing, dancing, laughter and convict mayhem!
After our last hearty cooked breakfast on the island, we have time for some last-minute shopping before gathering for a light lunch. We then make our way to the airport for our return flight to Brisbane. SEE YORLYE GANE!
Non-refundable deposit of $1200pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and air components.
Flights are arranged to suit the tour group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
Australian citizens require current photographic identification for travel to Norfolk Island, with the Australian Government preferred means of documentation, being a valid Australian Passport.
Non-Australian citizens are required to seek independent advice regarding passport validity and entry visa, and ensure all is correct prior to travel to Norfolk Island.
International terms and conditions apply to Norfolk Island tours, requiring balance of payment for this tour 100 days prior to departure and at this time 100% cancellation fees apply. Travel Insurance is compulsory and it is recommended that it be purchased at time of paying deposit. Tour passengers will require a clearance letter (provided by Fun Over Fifty) from their local GP for travel.
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
Passengers must be able to: