Norfolk Island

8 days | Departs 10 Sep 2024 –
Join our wonderful Norfolk Island group tour – an exciting fully inclusive holiday from Adelaide. Beginning at your front door, you can relax as our Tour Guide will ensure your holiday is hassle free and you can enjoy the holiday at one of the world’s most pristine and temperate islands. Sightseeing and activities are organised every day of your stay and include outdoor breakfasts, garden tour, a fun convict party night and a great old fashioned progressive dinner.

Departs
Adelaide
Returns
Adelaide
Meals included
7 breakfasts, 2 morning teas, 2 afternoon teas & 6 dinners
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$4,770

per person twin share*

Tour Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (M), 2 afternoon teas (A) & 6 dinners (D)

Tour Highlights

  • Return airfares to Norfolk Island via Sydney with Qantas
  • Return airport transfers in Norfolk Island
  • Night as a Convict
  • Wonderland by night
  • Convict Settlement Tour
  • Murder Mystery dinner party
  • Garden Tour
  • Progressive Dinner
  • 4WD tour of Norfolk Island
  • Island Fish Fry
  • Sound & Light Show
  • Breakfast Bush Walk
  • Meet local producers
  • Ghost Tour

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1 / Tuesday 10 September: Homeport to Norfolk Island, Island Fish Fry (D)
Your journey begins with a morning flight to Sydney, before connecting through to Norfolk Island. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The Norfolk Island Fish Fry is by far the most popular event for our visitors. Ask anyone what you need to tick off when you come to Norfolk Island they’ll say the Island Fish Fry. This fantastic event has been operating for over 40 years. Imagine - a feast of local dishes, salads and homemade coconut bread, alongside mouth-watering fried fish that you won’t forget. Your feast overlooks breathtaking coastal scenery as the sun sets - with live music in the background. The dishes include ‘Pilhi’ (savoury banana Slice,) a special sweet potato mash with local herbs called ‘Ana’, coconut bread and delicious coconut pie and cream for dessert. (Wine and beer are available for purchase or you are welcome to BYO drinks). Your evening is completed by local entertainment from the Baunti Byuutis dancing group, on our exclusive Western Side property ‘Orn Dar Cliff’.
7 nights: Paradise Hotel & Resort
Day 2 / Wednesday 11 September: Norfolk Island Half Day Tour, Progressive Dinner (BTD)
A relaxed morning before the orientation tour this afternoon. Our Half Day Orientation Tour is a must for every visitor! It is one of the most comprehensive day tours on Norfolk Island. On this tour, we take you to some of our key historic areas, including Kingston, Cascade and Longridge. This is your chance to learn all about the fascinating history of Norfolk Island. See the famous convict buildings for yourself and enjoy the stories told in the full commentary as you visit each new place. Take in the amazing views from the lookouts, where you’ll get to enjoy our beautiful beaches in all their glory. Learn about Norfolk Island government, laws and of course our unique lifestyle. Some of the highlights include the renowned Melanesian Chapel and a visit to the grounds of an old island home where you will be served afternoon tea. For an experience that gives you a first hand insight into Norfolk Island living, tonight's Progressive Dinner is a must. You will join a group of other Norfolk Island visitors to enjoy a 3 course meal, progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes. Each home has been carefully selected - and each dinner host has a sensational story to tell. You’ll hear all about their family’s history and day to day life. The Progressive Dinner is a fun night and a great way to meet the local people. You will come away with a true insight on life on Norfolk Island and our beautiful people. (White wine and juice is available- feel free to BYO other drinks. Tea and Coffee included).
Day 3 / Thursday 12 September: Over the Cattlestops, Ghost Tour Dinner (BMD)
To get a real insight into the lifestyle on Norfolk Island, you need to meet our people and see our industries in action. On this morning tour, we visit a few of the locally owned businesses that make up our industries. Norfolk Island has a huge amount of small businesses making different local products that we are able to see - and maybe have a taste of! We also enjoy morning tea in a scenic location. This evening, join the Norfolk Island Ghost Tour, which involves a dinner and lantern walk, while listening to talks and stories that will delight you, make you sad and send shivers down your spine! The dinner will be held in a beautiful, historic Georgian Building while the lantern walk takes you through the historic Kingston Ruins. (BYO Drinks).
Day 4 / Friday 13 September: Greenfingers Tour, Night as a Convict (BMD)
A tour featuring some of the most stunning gardens on Norfolk Island. Through the morning, we visit a nursery owned and operated by a Norfolk Islander, and view the hydroponics. We also visit a gorgeous private garden with a spectacular view and Norfolk Islands only maze! You will also see some of our rare and endangered plants and hear about how the different settlements of the past have influenced the gardens of today. Morning tea is also included, at a scenic location. This evenings Night as a Convict tour is a highlight for all. Dress as a convict and join in with the Commandant for an evening of gaiety, feasting, singing, and dancing. We supply the outfit - all you need to do is bring your sense of humour! And prepare yourself for a delicious meal with your new friends. This is Norfolk Island’s only dinner and dance night and one of the islands most anticipated events. It’s a great night out for all.
Day 5 / Saturday 14 September: Breakfast Bushwalk, Sound & Light Show (B)
This morning’s tour caters for everyone and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a walk in the great outdoors, with a delicious breakfast waiting at the end! Take your choice of a stroll through Palm Glen Reserve or for the more energetic, a leisurely 3.5 km walk through scenic Mt. Bates (the highest point on the island! to Captain Cook Monument. It stands at the spot where Captain James Cook and his officers landed in 1774 and has spectacular views of the coastline. At the end of the walks, we all meet up on the clifftop for a delicious breakfast barbecue. (These walks are not recommended for anyone with medical conditions). This tour is also flexible if you would prefer to sleep in and skip the bush walk, but would like to have breakfast on the clifftop, you can join the walkers at Captain Cook Monument and share in the festivities. Nightfall at Kingston brings a completely different mood to the Convict Settlement on Norfolk Island. The stillness and the stars are there just as they were, when the original settlers arrived in 1788. However, with the dramatic use of real-life sounds, theatrical lighting and costumed actors, the stillness is broken as you journey through the horrifying decades of Norfolk Island’s convict era.
Day 6 / Sunday 15 September: Convict Settlement Tour, Murder Mystery Dinner (BTD)
Join your guide on an in depth tour of the World Heritage Listed Georgian settlement of Kingston. This whole area is a living showcase of Polynesian, convict and Pitcairn Islander history. We take you through the cemetery, where you will hear the history of the colonial headstones, as well as the old houses along Quality Row. You will also walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill all of which has to be seen to be believed. Trust us - the only way to truly experience the incredible history of Norfolk Island is to see it for yourself. Afternoon Tea is included. Tonight, enjoy a 3 course meal fit for the commandants whilst the mystery unfolds. Meet the Commandant, Clergyman and Convicts of this period. Includes true characters from the second settlement. Audience participation is required for a Guaranteed great, fun night out! Solve the mystery and win a prize!!
Day 7 / Monday 16 September: 4WD Tour, Dinner at Hilli Restaurant, Wonderland by Night (BD)
Climb aboard a 4WD air-conditioned bus for a pioneering adventure off the beaten track. We share authentic insights of Norfolk’s unexplored valley, ridges, coastlines and private properties. We take you through Norfolk’s National Park where you see not only the beauty of the gum forest but also the different growth stages of the Norfolk Pine. View the many varieties of both native and imported plants as well as the newly constructed Boo Book Owl nests. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Dinner will be at a local restaurant tonight. Get ready for a magical and enchanting experience under the stars with ‘Wonderland by Night’! As you walk through a wooded Norfolk Forest, thousands of fairy lights arch overhead, illuminating towering Norfolk Pines and creating a truly fairy-tale-like atmosphere. But the surprise at the end is what really makes this tour unforgettable. ‘Wonderland by Night’ celebrates the rich history and stories of Norfolk Island, with a collection of Old Time Island Stories written by Archie Bigg. You'll hear humorous and poignant tales of family life and get a chance to hear the ‘Norf’k’ language spoken and translated. You'll learn about everything from cows and cattle-grids to the ‘Norfolk wave’, all while walking through intricately detailed dioramas in the trees. The hour-long tour ends with a warm cup of tea and a chance to share stories in ‘the shed’, a charming building decorated with memorabilia of times gone by. You might even find some items you've never seen before and learn a thing or two about the island's rich history. This tour is a long-time favourite on Norfolk Island and always a hit with visitors. So don't miss your chance to experience the magic of ‘Wonderland by Night’ and leave your stardust at the door when you leave.
Day 8 / Tuesday 17 September: Norfolk Island to Homeport (B)
After breakfast, the group will be transferred to the Norfolk Island Airport for an early afternoon departure to Sydney, with flights connecting through to your homeport.

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