NORFOLK ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS
- A morning orientation tour across the island including Mount Pitt
- Visit three family homes for a progressive dinner, hearing stories from descendants of the original island families
- The Trial of the Fifteen play
- A morning of Kingston touring, including museum visits
- A morning breakfast bushwalk
- Meet locals along the way
- 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
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.
DAY 1 – SUNDAY
Arrive Norfolk Island
Arriving to the island, you will be met by our island representative and transferred to your accommodation for the next five nights. Enjoy your afternoon getting to know your surroundings or unpack and unwind with some downtime.
Tonight, join together with your fellow solo travellers for dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 – MONDAY
This morning you will depart on your morning discovery tour of Norfolk Island’ Tour, 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.
Early this evening we depart for our Progressive Dinner evening.
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 lovely 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. Feel free to bring your own drinks this evening to enjoy along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
DAY 3 – TUESDAY
This morning we dedicate our time to an in depth tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingsto, learning about the early years of Norfolk Island and convict times with museum visits and the convict settlement tour, with a morning tea break included.
Walk through the cemetery & hear the history of interesting convict & colonial headstones, hear stories of the houses along Quality Row. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed & the Crank Mill. Afternoon tea included.
Learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston. Hear about the first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago. Learn about 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.
Tonight enjoy a scenic barbeque featuring the a local fish and salads.
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Highlight Dinner
DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY
This morning we take a breakfast bushwalk. There is the option for an amble of 900 metres or a leisurely 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 a breakfast barbecue.
This afternoon, there are some Norfolk indulgences with local cheese and liqueur tastings and a visit to a local potter’s studio. Afterwards we continue on for the end of day viewing at the local theatre to see the renowned The Trial of the Fifteen play.
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, head back to our hotel to enjoy the island’s best pizza at our hotel tonight. 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
DAY 5 – THURSDAY
A morning garden delight as we visit the island’s nursery and discovery the hydroponics…
This afternoon, a highly recommend visit to Cyclorama, not far from our hotel. This visit includes a return transfer and there’s enough time to enjoy 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.
Dinner this evening will be at one of the islands best local restaurants, near by to our hotel including return transfers.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6 – FRIDAY
Depart Norfolk Island
This morning is at leisure.
This afternoon you will depart Norfolk Island. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight to Sydney at approximately 12pm. Your flight departs at 2.30pm. 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.