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NORFOLK ISLAND SOLO TRAVEL TOURS

This discovery will have you exploring the best of Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island holds its own unique character like no other, and only a visit can truly pass on the charm of this special island. Discovered by Captain James Cook around 1788, he described Norfolk Island as “Paradise”. However, it was then soon to become a harsh penal colony and home to many convicts. These days it’s back to an island paradise full of history and culture. It is home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers whose barefoot manners, warmth and hospitality have been woven into the island’s unique and timeless rhythm – a special charm that draws visitors back time and time again.

NORFOLK ISLAND HOLIDAY PACKAGE

With its luscious rolling hills and turquoise lagoon, it truly is a beautiful place. Get ready to enjoy some unique discoveries.

You will delve into the island’s convict and settlers’ history and visit the home of literary icon Colleen McCullough and be hosted by locals on a unique progressive dinner evening.

There is delightful island dining to be enjoyed and we’ve hand picked the favourites for wonderful dining including indulging in a sumptuous Island Fish Feast as the sun sets. Your food experiences continues with a ‘Taste of Norfolk’ tour.

There’s wonderful scenery and sights to take in and your breakfast bushwalk will expose her natural beauty along with sweeping views of the island from the Mt Pitt lookout.

After a week filled with memorable experiences, depart with a deep appreciation for Norfolk Island's unique charm and heritage.

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    8 Days
  • Status:
    SAVE $150*
  • Region:
    Australia, NZ & Pacific
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel
  • Prices from:
    AUD$3975 own room
  • Transport:
    Coach, Boat, 4WD vehicle
  • Pace:
    2
  • Max Group Size:
    18
REVIEWS

'I very much enjoyed the small group of solo travellers, mostly around the same age. Everyone was very welcoming; I was the only non-Australian on the trip and did not feel out of place at all.'

Nina, 65 years, Idaho, USA

'Had a great time, very relaxing and interesting place to visit. People are lovely and always very helpful.'

Linda, 55 years, NSW
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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners including a highlight dinner

SIGHTSEEING

  • Group touring with local driver-guides
  • Group touring as detailed by itinerary
  • On island local host meet ups

OTHER

  • Air-conditioned vehicles for touring 
  • Return airport to hotel transfers #
  • Small group, not more than 20 travellers

    # Arrival & departure airport transfer provided if connected to tour dates or pre or post tour group hotel booked with us as part of your package.

    Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Not included:

  • Airfares (unless requested)
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa & entry fees
  • Any tips for tour personnel or hotel staff
  • Porter service at airports or hotel
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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STANDARD Package per person

AUD $3975

PRE TOUR: group hotel with breakfast and airport transfers
applies: 3 & 4 JAN 2025

AUD $235

POST TOUR: group hotel with breakfast and airport transfers applies: 12 & 13 JAN 2025

AUD $235

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

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If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same sex, save $679 on the price of taking a room to yourself (subject to roommate availability)


Trip Code: NLK25-1

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Itinerary

NORFOLK ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS

  • A morning discovery orientation tour across the island including
  • Visit family homes for a progressive dinner, hearing stories from descendants of the original island families
  • Tour the historic Kingston site, including museum visits
  • Commandants’ dinner and show evening
  • A morning bush walk with a barbeque breakfast
  • A foodies tour ‘Taste of Norfolk Island’
  • n island Fish Fry
  • Local dining including a highlight dinner at one of the island’s best local restaurants
  • Gain a full appreciation of this unique island with its own language and profound history
  • Hear stories from real bounty mutineer descendants
  • Free time to wander the local area and main town street and other local discoveries
  • A day at leisure to make your own local discoveries

SAMPLE ITINERARY
The days or timing for excursions conducted may vary for your tour but the inclusions remain the same (unless for reasons out of our control). The final itinerary for each departure is issued with documentation.  

DIRECT FLIGHTS
The itinerary connects with the direct flight to/from Sydney. If opting for the direct flight, Brisbane to Norfolk Island additional nights of stay pre and post tour dates are required. Additional accommodation cost applies.

 

DAY 1  

Arrive Norfolk Island 

Flights (from Sydney) arrive in the afternoon and a transfer is provided from the airport to our group hotel.  In the afternoon, our on-island host will meet the group at the hotel for an introduction. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a group dinner, before touring the island starts tomorrow.       
                        
Meals: Dinner 

FREE TIME EXTRAS:
If you have arrived prior to day one, you may like to take the opportunity to visit the nearby Cyclorama; see the island’s story and cast your eye over the local shop where you arrange entry to see Cyclorama (small entry fee applies).

 

DAY 2 

Discover Norfolk

At breakfast our local host will be on hand to answer any queries and recap the day’s excursion’s ahead before you set off on your morning tour with your local driver-guide.

Morning Tour: Discover Our World Tour
An introductory tour taking you on an Island wide route covering the main points of interest including commentary on the early island and peoples’ history as well as the current day environment.

Afternoon Tour: Norfolk Culture Tour
Showcases the rich and diverse cultural heritage, from the Polynesian and Tahitian fore-mothers, the Bounty Mutineer forefathers through to early influences of religion, and seafaring settlers joining our community including American Indians, African Americans, Irish, English, Sami and New Zealand Maori.

You will be welcomed to an Island home steeped in history and gratitude for our forbears, see artifacts passed down through the generations, listen to and learn about our local language, fishing, whaling, weaving, cooking, and our service to conflict and how these influences have shaped our community as Norfolk Islanders today. You will get to sample some of the traditional seasonal dishes and try your hand at weaving, while relaxing in a tranquil laid back atmosphere.

Progressive Dinner
A legendary fixture on Norfolk Island itineraries - get a taste of the real Norfolk lifestyle. Dine at three homes in three completely different parts of the island. The evening includes a Bounty mutineer descendant entertaining you with his story of life on Norfolk, and locals of the island’s sharing remarkable history, the cultural heritage, practices and industries of the island. An evening to relax and enjoy the home-cooked food, bursting with the goodness of fresh island produce. Chat with your fellow diners and soak up the stories of your island hosts. They’ll share their passion for their little island paradise.


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 

DAY 3 

Colleen McCullough Home. Convict History.

An easy paced morning with the option to join the Glass Bottom Boat trip.

Afternoon Tour:  Convict Kingston Tour
Learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston. You’ll hear about the first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago. And gain an insight into our first and second settlements as well as the facts and legends associated with each. After that you’ll learn how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny and there’s time to walk through the historic cemetery.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 

At Your Leisure.

A day set aside to make your own local discoveries.

Evening: Commandants Dinner and Show
This factual yet fun dinner theatre is and a great way to learn about Norfolk’s history. Hear how the convicts were treated by sadists and reformers alike. Listen to a chilling recall of one of the infamous rebellions. Then marvel at how the Commandants and their families adapted to life in a Norfolk Island penal colony, recreating a little piece of England in the Pacific. Take in the show with a three course dinner created with traditional English fare to compliment the theatrical setting. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 5 

An Amble In Nature & Foodie's Tour

Morning: Breakfast Bushwalk
The walk caters for varied fitness levels with a barbeque breakfast waiting at the end; a relaxed ramble through the National Park. You’ll walk along the Bridle Track which runs from Red Road to Captain Cook’s Memorial. Your local guide can help you identify local grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees as well as bird species. For those that want to sleep in, or the walk does not suit we can arrange a pick up later to join the walkers for the BBQ breakfast. Walkers depart around 7:15am. Returning from your walk, the rest of the morning is at your leisure until your afternoon tour.

Afternoon Tour: Taste of Norfolk
Enjoy meeting some passionate locals. Visit a beekeeper’s home where you will view flow hives. Here you’ll learn about the fascinating local honeybees and view their incredible flight path to their hives. Next stop a local farm and the last visit will be a cooking demonstration. Here you will create green banana fritters flavoured with local honey, sit back and relax and enjoy.

Early Evening: Island Fish Feast
Set with the magnificent backdrop of the ocean stretching to the far horizon a relaxed dinner of scrumptiously fresh, local fish prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes including those passed down from Polynesian fore-mothers. The feast kicks off with entertainment, by a local singer and Tahitian-style dancers. Meals: Breakfast (on walk), Dinner  

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 6 

A Literary Icon & Museums

Morning Visit: Colleen McCullough Home
A glimpse into the life of this modern-day literary icon. The world-renowned author called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years. It is here that she created some of her most powerful books, at her beloved property “Out Yenna”. Colleen authored some 24 books during her lifetime. Some of the more noteworthy, for instance, include “Tim”, “The Thornbirds” and “Morgan’s Run”.

Afternoon Visit: Norfolk Island Museums
Located in four of Kingston’s World Heritage buildings, visiting three Museums and the restored home at number #10 helps you discover the turbulent past and today’s living culture. A Museum Pass lets you explore at your own pace with multiple entries and guided tours. Some hours free later in the day before meeting up for dinner.

Dinner: A Local Favourite
Another dining occasion with a wonderful meal. It’s just across the road rom your hotel. Enjoy a two course menu and make your way back to the hotel at your leisure after the meal.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7

A Settler’s Insight

Morning: Pitcairn Settlers Village
Experience the proud history of the Pitcairn Island Settlers. Your guided tour will take you through the gracious original Bailey homestead & gardens. Then on to a stroll through the barn, dairy and out-buildings. Wander through the Museum filled with items of nostalgic and historic interest. See the oldest working forge in the Pacific. After that there’s an Ex New Zealand Army hut, with war-time memorabilia. And finally, there’s an exclusive film of Norfolk Island interest and complimentary refreshments.

Afternoon: The Lookout and Botanical Gardens
From our hotel there’s a transfer to the renowned Mt Pitt Lookout for a sweeping view across the island. The Botanical Gardens of Norfolk Island are beautiful and worthy of a wander and we stop for some time to enjoy them this afternoon. We also pay a visit to a local potters studio for an insight into the craft industry on the island. 

Dinner: Highlight
One of the island’s favourites is the host to your three course dinner this evening. After dinner, you may meet some new ghostly friends – a transfer is provided from your restaurant to your ghost tour destination.

After Dinner: Lantern Lit Ghost Tour
Real ghost stories and real hauntings… Something is out there. As the night sets in and the long shadows fall, come and take a lantern lit ride to the other side. Step thought the veil into the worst of all possible worlds. Explore the crooked, cobbled nether world of Norfolk Island’s dark and troubled past. We’ll visit real haunted sites and hear real ghost stories which have for generations lain forgotten and abandoned until now.

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

  

DAY 8 

Depart Norfolk Island | to Sydney

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.

Meals: Breakfast
 

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.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTEL 

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

 

 

 

Norfolk Island 

Paradise Hotel & Resort 7

Hotel may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Solo Travel Tour Norfolk Island - Pacific Hotel

Paradise Hotel and Resort

HOTEL DESCRIPTION

PARADISE HOTEL AND RESORT, NORFOLK ISLAND
The Paradise Hotel & Resort on Norfolk Island is a family owned and operated hotel and has recently undergone renovations to a majority of it’s rooms.

Set among 11 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens, the Paradise Hotel & Resort boasts 49 spacious rooms in four accommodation styles spread across two levels (primarily ground floor). All of the rooms are located in close proximity to reception, the restaurant and swimming pool and offer something to suit every traveller and budget – whether it be double, triple, twin share or single stay.

During your stay, why not relax by our swimming pool with a cocktail or enjoy dinner at one of the island’s finest restaurants – The Garden Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy indoor & outdoor dining with seasonal menus created by our talented Chef’s using fresh local produce. 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.


More About Accommodation

GETTING THERE

Starts In: Norfolk Island, Australia
Ends In: Norfolk Island, Australia

Day One Information
Arrival day commences with the group coming together in the evening for a pre dinner meet up with our local island host. A group dinner follows.

Final Day Information
There are no tour excursions on the final day. An airport transfer is included to meet your departure flight. 

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.  

AUSTRALIA
Hotel check in:  most hotels have check in from 2PM or 3PM
Hotel check out: most hotels require check out by 10AM or 11AM.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Norfolk Island airport arrival and departure transfers are included on day 1 of the tour and the final day of the tour. If you book additional nights of stay with us these transfers are also included.

If you are making your own flight arrangements, we require your flight itinerary no later than 45 days priors to travel (and even if you are not making airport transfer arrangements with us).  Where transfers are part of your arrangement, if your itinerary is not provided to us within the required timeframe, you forfeit the airport transfers, or additional fees may be incurred for the service.

note: if you have extended your stay by your own arrangement transfers cannot be provided, and are by your own arrangement.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
As an Australian travel company we can provide flight assistance for flights originating from Australia. If joining the tour from outside Australia we recommend making your own flight arrangements or to use the service of a travel advisor located within your country of residence for access to best fares.

Departing from Australia
All flights depart from the international terminal, you will not be able to use the smartgates, and must go to a customs officer window. Government issued photographic identification, will be required through Customs and Immigration. Your passport is the preferred option and recommend.  If you are unsure about where to go, please see airport staff and they can direct you about where to go.

It is important you provide us with your full name as it appears on your identification to ensure your ticket matches your ID document.

Airline from Australia
QANTAS. Direct flights from/to Sydney and Brisbane. Flights are not daily.

Flight Assistance
We are able to provide flight advice and booking services. A small service fee applies, due in advance.

VISA/ENTRY INFORMATION
See 'VISA/ENTRY' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS  
Our group is for single, or solo travellers and we’ve arranged an island touring package with accommodation. Group sizes vary. Maximum group size is 18 travellers. We have designated this tour as ‘Solos Only’ on the basis that we arrange a group of solo travellers to tour the island together, although for some experiences our group joins other visitors to the island (see ABOUT THE TOUR/GUIDING for more details)

THE PACE [2 out of 5]
A leisurely to moderately paced tour. Most days are full days of touring around the island. You will see a lot on this tour and cover a lot of ground. There is some free time. Touring is always most enjoyed when you have a good level of fitness. A minimum average level of fitness is recommended for this tour.  If you are joining the tour we recommend that on the months leading up to the tour, that you exercise regularly, at least a few times a week, such as taking brisk walks.

Fit to Travel Holiday Requirements
Our tour may include a Breakfast Bushwalk (dependent on travel dates). It is a relaxed ramble through the park, along the Bridle Track which runs from Red Road to Captain Cook’s Memorial. Your local guide can help you identify local grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees as well as bird species. They will also explain the work of the National Park rangers and some of the challenges that they are working to overcome. We recommend comfortable walking shoes.

ABOUT THE MEALS    
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

LOCAL DRIVER-GUIDES & LOCAL HOST
This tour is mix of private tours exclusively for our group and some shared experiences with other visitors to the island. For a number of the tours, local driver-guides operate the tours.  A local host will meet up with the group at the hotel at the commencement of the tour on day one and some other mornings at breakfast at the group hotels.

As a minimum these experiences are shared with other visitors from the island; the progressive dinner, breakfast bush walk, Trial of Fifteen play and Island Fish Fry.

TIPPING
A small tip as a gesture of appreciation to local guides and restaurants for good service would be gratefully received.

TRANSPORT
You will be transferred by air-conditioned mini coaster coaches.  

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
One checked bag for local transfer. For flight limits refer to airline.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'I very much enjoyed the small group of solo travellers, mostly around the same age. Everyone was very welcoming; I was the only non-Australian on the trip and did not feel out of place at all.'

Nina, 65 years, Idaho, USA

'Had a great time, very relaxing and interesting place to visit. People are lovely and always very helpful.'

Linda, 55 years, NSW

'Norfolk Island is a beautiful place with interesting people and history.'

Anne, 58 years, VIC
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