9 Day Norfolk Island Discovery

Join Shirley Tamm on this fully inclusive 9-day tour of Norfolk Island. Start your holiday with a night in Sydney and a memorable dinner cruise on the Harbour before flying out to Norfolk Island. There you will enjoy a range of tours and dining experiences that highlight the history and culture of this picturesque island.

Departs 

22 May 2022

Itinerary

Today fly into Sydney and make your way to your accommodation. Join Shirley and your fellow group members for a Brilliant Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Overnight: Sir Stamford Circular Quay

Early this morning you will be transferred to Sydney International Airport for your flight to Norfolk Island. On arrival on the island you will be transferred to your accommodation, and have free time to settle in. This evening you will enjoy a fun-filled “Who Killed the Surveyor?” mystery dinner.

Be transported back in time to 1859 when a young English surveyor from Sydney is found washed up on the cove. You'll enjoy a sumptuous 3-course dinner while you and your travel group delve into a series of clues in order to solve this unique murder mystery dinner event.

Overnight: South Pacific Resort Hotel, 7 nights

This morning join an introductory tour and discover the beauty and diversity of this small but diverse South Pacific island. Return to the hotel for lunch, and you have the afternoon free to relax. This evening enjoy a Progressive Dinner, and get a taste of the local Norfolk lifestyle. Visit a different island home for each course and soak up the stories of your hosts as they share their passion for their tiny island paradise.

Today is a free day to experience the island at your leisure. Relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel, including the swimming pool, hot tub or games room. Or jump on the free shuttle bus to the island's largest town Burnt Pine to wander around the shops. Alternatively, why not hire a car and explore on your own.

Emily Bay Lagoon beach
Why not hire a car and visit Emily Bay Lagoon

This evening join the island’s newest interactive show and learn about its history at The Commandants dinner. A cast of actors will take you on an entertaining journey back in time, and you’ll hear about the notorious Convict settlements, the infamous rebellions, the great challenges, impressive successes and shameful secrets of the historic Norfolk Island penal colony.

This morning visit world-renowned author Colleen McCullough’s home. View her priceless collection of artefacts, and find out why she is so passionate about the island, calling it home for almost 36 years. After lunch at the hotel, join the Taste of Norfolk Island tour. Visit a beekeepers’ home, and a beef and dairy farm, and enjoy a cooking demonstration where you will learn about the island way of cooking, handed down by the Tahitian fore-mothers.

Finish the day with the Island Fish Feast - the most glamorous picnic you will ever attend! Feast on fresh local fish, prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes, including dessert, plus entertainment by a local singer and Tahitian-style dancers.

Baunti Byuutis
Tonight you will be entertained by Tahitian-style dancers.

This morning you will visit four amazing gardens of Bounty Mutineer Descendants. Go behind the scenes, and experience a market garden and visit a secluded old island home surrounded by gardens irrigated by a hand dug well, set up back in the convict era. See a picturesque garden with spectacular views - an inspirational labour of love. Return to your hotel for lunch, and the rest of the afternoon is free. This evening you'll enjoy a 2-course dinner at your hotel.

This morning sleep in, and perhaps enjoy a dip in the pool after breakfast. Following lunch, you will be collected for your tour to the Pitcairn Settlers Village. Learn about the colourful history of the island’s most recent settlement. View magnificent homestead gardens, ride in Norfolk’s first tour coach, visit a blacksmith’s forge, a WWII army hut and Museum of Memorabilia.

Tonight’s dinner is a delicious 2-course feast fit for a mutineer! Be entertained by descendants of the Bounty Mutineers, with island dancing, drumming, weaving plus some fascinating talks on whaling practices.

Pitcairn Settlers Village
Ride in Norfolk's first tour coach

After breakfast, there is free time to visit the Sunday Markets. Pick up some local souvenirs to take home with you while wandering around listening to the local entertainers. Following lunch at the hotel, you will be picked up for your tour of the World Heritage Listed Kingston. Hear about the Polynesian first settlers who came to the island over 900 years ago. You will also learn about the first and second settlements and how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny.

Finish the day with your farewell dinner at Hilli Restaurant. An island favourite, Hilli’s use fresh seasonally grown ingredients to put together a delicious 2-course dinner.

Kingston Convict Ruins


This morning there is free time for any last minute souvenir shopping. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, transfer to the domestic airport for your flight home.

Inclusions

  • Return airfares to Norfolk Island (domestic flights to Sydney are an additional charge)
  • 8 nights accommodation, including 1 night in Central Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour Brilliant Dinner Cruise
  • All sightseeing on Norfolk Island, including themed dinners and daily attractions
  • Meals as stated - 8 x breakfast (B) / 7 x lunch (L) / 5 x themed dinner (TD) / 3 x dinner (D)

Terms and Conditions

Price is per person based on twin share, and includes return Economy Class airfares from Sydney to Norfolk Island.  Flights from home city to Sydney would be an additional cost - please ask us for the best fares available. Air prices are subject to change until confirmation, and the final amount will be advised at time of booking. Single supplement is an additional $920pp. 

A $250pp non-refundable deposit is required on confirmation, and full payment is due by 04 March 2022.  Please check with your travel specialist regarding the latest travel documentation required.  Package is based on a minimum of 16 passengers travelling - should minimum numbers not be met, the price may be subject to change.  Due to the strict cancellation conditions, travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

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