NORFOLK ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS
- A morning orientation tour across the island including Mount Pitt
- A scenic barbeque dinner
- A morning and afternoon tour of historic Kingston, including museum visits
- The Trial of the Fifteen play
- The Norfolk ‘Green Fingers’ tour
- Visit three family homes for a progressive dinner, hearing stories from descendants of the original island families
- A morning breakfast bushwalk
- Norfolk indulgence tour and tastings
- Pizza night at Castaway – a local’s favourite*
- A highlight farewell dinner at one of the island’s best local restaurants
- Return home with a full appreciation of this unique island with its own language and profound history
- Hear stories from real bounty mutineer descendants
- Some free time to wander the local area and main town street
* Pizza night subject to availability (restaurant opening schedule 2021 to be confirmed)
This is an indicative itinerary. For each departure the days the excursions and activities are offered may vary depending on the departure date. The final itinerary for each departure is issued with documentation.
PRE TOUR OPTION
If you book extra nights of stay, you may like to opt for an optional evening activity, Wonderland by Night. This can be pre-booked and added to your tour package for a pre or post tour stay on the island.
Arrive Norfolk Island
Arrival day is at your leisure. You may like to take the opportunity to visit the nearby Cyclorama; see the island’s story portrayed by this cyclorama and cast your eye over the local shop with pieces of art and jewellery before returning to our hotel.This evening, our local representative will meet you at the end of the day at the hotel for an introduction and group briefing, and then join your fellow solo travellers for dinner at our hotel.
This morning you will depart on your morning discovery tour of Norfolk Island, introducing you to the beauty and diversity of this Island paradise, and a visit to the island’s peak, Mount Pitt for a view across the island. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. With a nearby café, it’s easy to stroll to the main street for a bite to eat and wander the main street.
The afternoon is at your leisure; maybe wander down the main street and browse the shops, or enjoy relaxing at the hotel. Tonight, we head out to enjoy a scenic barbeque featuring the local fish and salads.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston with a morning tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston, learning about the early years of Norfolk Island and convict times with museum visits, and the convict settlement tour. Hear about the first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago. Gain an appreciation for the first and second convict settlements and the facts and legends associated with each. Hear how Norfolk became home to descendants of the infamous ‘Bounty’ mutiny.
There will be some hours free this afternoon for lunch and relaxing before departing for the local playhouse, followed by dinner.
The Trial of the Fifteen
An Historical Drama by Peter Clarke. This highly successful play has been running for over ten years to more than 35,000 visitors. You are an eyewitness to a courtroom drama as fifteen extraordinary characters step on stage to expose Norfolk's colourful and sometimes turbulent past. The testimony of those on trial reveals the story of Norfolk Island - Polynesian visitation, European discovery, convict misery and the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders.
Tonight, enjoy the island’s best pizza* (at Castaway Resort). It’s a family style dinner of pizzas from the hotel’s pizza wood fired oven. The perfect end to our day, enjoy the hotel’s deck and views across the hills with a relaxing drink and dinner with your group.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
*subject to restaurant opening hours.
A morning garden delight as we visit some of the Islands most lovely gardens. Visit a nursery owned & operated by a young Norfolk Islander, and view the hydroponics. We also visit a gorgeous private garden with a spectacular view.
This afternoon we continue the discovery of the World Heritage Listed Kingston. Touring today includes the Museum multi pass for visits of the; Pier Store, HMS Sirius, Commissariat Store, No. 10 Quality Row and includes two guided Tag-A-Long tours. Our Kingston experience includes a walk through the cemetery and learning the history of the interesting convict & colonial headstones. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, and see the Boat Shed & the Crank Mill.
Early this evening we depart for our Progressive Dinner evening. It is a legendary fixture on Norfolk Island itineraries - the perfect way to get a taste of the real Norfolk Island. This dinner will take you to three homes in three different parts of the Island.
Enjoy stories from island families and learn more of the local island life and history, and listening to the local language, unique to any other place in the world. BYO: Feel free to bring your own drinks this evening to enjoy along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 – THURSDAY
This morning we take a breakfast bushwalk. There is the option for an amble of an easy 900 metre amble or an easy paced 3.5km walk through scenic Mt. Bates to Captain Cook Monument.
Your local guide can help you identify local grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees as well as bird species. Your walk will take you through diverse habitats from rainforest to clifftops, between enormous pines and whitewoods and past majestic sea stacks, surrounded by seabirds. While the topography is hilly, the pace is relaxed and our guides cater to a range of fitness levels. At the end of the walks we meet on the clifftop for an Aussie breakfast barbecue before returning to our hotel.
This afternoon we take a tour that includes Norfolk tastings of local cheeses and liqueurs, and a visit to a local potter’s studio. Dinner this evening will be at one of the islands best local restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
DAY 6 – FRIDAY
Depart Norfolk Island
Your beautiful discovery of this special island will come to an end after breakfast. There is the option to extend your stay at the time of booking your place on the tour.
Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel. Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.