Norfolk Island Discovery | Sisterhood Womens Travel

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Norfolk Island Discovery

8 Days  |  Departing Saturday 20th February 2021 and returning Saturday 27th February 2021

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Progress Payment: $ 1500 1500 by 23 Oct 2020
Final Payment: $ 1599 1799 by 20 Nov 2020
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Join us for a week in paradise

Highlights

  • Half Day Island Tour of Norfolk Island
  • ​Christian Brothers Cheese Tour
  • Hili Goat Farm Tour - New Addition
  • ​Island Fish Fry
  • ​Breakfast Bush Walk (Choice of short or longer walk)
  • Island Culture Tour
  • Wonderland by Night
  • Progressive Island Homes Dinner
  • Visit to Cyclorama
  • ​Tour of Colleen McCullough's Home 
  • ​Swimming in Emily Bay
  • ​A Free Day for Personal Discovery (Car Hire option available through Hotel)
  • Friends for Company!

Inclusions

  • Personally Escorted by an experienced Sisterhood Hostess who is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one.
  • Return Airfares ex Melbourne to Norfolk Island (via Brisbane) including taxes (other departure cities available upon request)
  • ​Comfortable Coach Touring Throughout
  • ​Fabulous Range of Included Sightseeing & Activities
  • ​All Meals as detailed in Itinerary
  • ​Free Time for Personal Discovery
  • Room Sharing Option
  • ​Meet and Greet prior to Departure (subject to minimum numbers)

Notice

To travel to Norfolk Island you only need a current driver's licence although if you have a current passport this is preferred.  When booking on this tour your name must match the identification you intend to present at check in.

Some sightseeing tours may be shared with other travellers - it's the nature of touring whilst in Norfolk Island.

All sightseeing is subject to change and subject to weather conditions.

COVID-19 NOTICE

The itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Should social distancing measures remain in place, Sisterhood Womens Travel will adapt our itinerary accordingly. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday 20 February 2021

Melbourne to Norfolk Island via Brisbane (D)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel.  An early start this morning as you meet your hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport for your flght to Norfolk Island via Brisbane.  Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.  Arriving into Norfolk Island early afternoon we'll be transferred to our accommodation Castaway's, with time to settle in and explore before enjoying a 2 course dinner at Hili's restaurant tonight.  Welcome to Norfolk Island! 

7 Nights Accommodation - Castaways Norfolk Island

Day 2 - Sunday 21 February 2021

Norfolk Island (B,MT,D)

This morning a must for all visitors to Norfolk Island with a half day Island sightseeing tour.  We'll visit Historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge and more. We'll see and hear about the famous Convict Buildings, enjoy views of the beautiful beaches, visit the renowned Melanesian Chapel and learn about the Government laws and Island lifestyle. We'll enjoy views from scenic spots on this full commentary tour.   We'll rest for delicious morning tea in the garden of an historic island home built by Fletcher Quintal a descendant of “Bounty” mutineer Fletcher Christian & Matthew Quintal then visit the local Markets at Rawson’s Hall.  After our sightseeing tour a free afternoon to continue our exploring.

Tonight we'll enjoy a 2 course dinner at Castaway's Restaurant

Day 3 - Monday 22 February 2021

Norfolk Island (B,L,D)

This morning we will experience the totally unique 360° panoramic painting that will take us on an amazing journey.  Feel like you’re really there witnessing the Bounty adventures and discover how the world’s most famous mutiny created the Pitcairn and Norfolk communities.Conceived by Norfolk Islander Marie Bailey, this gigantic panoramic painting vividly illustrates the story of her ancestor Fletcher Christian, the famous Mutiny on the Bounty and the descendants who settled on Pitcairn and Norfolk Island.

A spectacular 3D effect is achieved with realistic perspective and detailed artwork stretching all the way to visitor’s feet.  Storyboards, lists and maps explain the history in an easy to understand way.

The Cyclorama provides a total experience.                  

This afternoon we will enjoy a glass bottom boat tour with a local Norfolk Islander, Donald, he will share his knowledge of Norfolk’s unique marine life.  Once you’ve ‘walked the plank’ with these ‘mutineer descendants’ it takes 60 seconds (yes one minute!) to be at the reef.  View beautiful coral gardens & tropical fish inside the calm crystal waters of Norfolk’s lagoon.  Donald will provide a full & interesting commentary on the environmental tour.  With Donald you should be prepared for a touch of Norfolk humour.  (Light lunch included)

Tonight - one of the best ways to really get to know the locals - a progressive dinner at different Norfolk Island family homes.  A fun night and a great way to sample some of the many island dishes amongst new friends.

Day 4 - Tuesday 23 February 2021

Norfolk Island (B,D)

After breakfast we will take an ‘in depth’ tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston.  Walk through the cemetery and hear the history of interesting convict & colonial headstones, hear stories of the houses along Quality Row.  Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, and see the Pier Store, Boat Shed & the Crank Mill followed by the afternoon at leisure.

Later we depart on our early evening Island Fish Fry dinner - We'll enjoy a feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade bread and fresh fried fish followed by desserts and tea/coffee.  We'll have the chance to admire the sunset from Puppy's Point on Norfolk's beautiful western coastline. A lovely way to end another day in Paradise!

Day 5 - Wednesday 24 February 2021

Norfolk Island (B,D)

This morning we'll enjoy a beautifully scenic breakfast bush walk.  Take your choice of an easy stroll through a 100 acre reserve or, for the more energetic, a 3.5km walk through scenic Mt Bates to the Captain Cook Monument. Beautiful views of the coast will delight.  At the end of both walks we'll meet on the cliff top for a delicious BBQ breakfast. 

This afternoon we will experience the culture of our forebears!  From our Mutineer ancestors & their Tahitian wives came the arts of wood craft, weaving, cooking & our Norfolk language. On this tour you see a woodturning demonstration using Norfolk timber & visit an Island home where you will learn about our cooking.  An Island weaving demonstration & a presentation on the Norfolk language will follow the afternoon tea break.

Tonight we'll regroup and enjoy a lovely two course dinner at Castaway's Restaurant.

Later tonight we will experience the Wonerland By Night.  The setting is 10 acres of magical Norfolk pines and bushland lit up like an enchanted forest.  We meander along (or ride in the 'moon buggy') a gentle winding path with a descendant of the Bounty mutineers, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas.  Afterwards enjoy a light supper.

Day 6 - Thursday 25 February 2021

Norfolk Island (B,D)

This morning after breakfast we'll enjoy a tour of acclaimed author Colleen McCullogh's home.  Colleen McCullough, world renowned author of 24 books called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years. Sadly, Colleen passed away in 2015 and her beloved property “Out Yenna” is now open for tours exclusively to Baunti Escapes.  We'll visit her magnificent home and Colleen’s priceless collection of artefacts gathered on her travels all over the world. We will see where her books were researched and where Norfolk Island pies were made from local eggs and fruit in season. This a glimpse into the life of a modern day literary icon. If you have read her amazing books, you will love the experience of sharing the world of Colleen McCullough, author of “Tim”, “The Thornbirds” and “Morgan’s Run”.  

Dinner tonight is a 2 course menu at Dino's Resturant

Day 7 - Friday 26 February 2021

Norfolk Island (B,D)

This morning is free for relaxing or further exploration.

This afternoon we visit The Norfolk Wey! Makers of Artisan Cheese & food grown, picked and cooked with love!

Emily & her family will welcome us to the Hilli Goat Farm.  Located at stunning Anson Bay, you will learn the history of the family farm and Hilli Goat business.  Join in on the milking of the goats, as they collect the milk and then see the cheese making process next door in the Cheese Room.  Test & sample the organic skincare products developed for sensitive and problem skin types.

Dinner tonight is a Pizza night at Castaway's Resturant

Day 8 - Saturday 27 February 2021

Farewell Norfolk Island - Home (B)

After breakfast, with time to pack, we'll check out of our hotel and begin our journey home to Melbourne via Brisbane.  Sit back, relax and reminisce about great times shared with new friends.  A late arrival into Melbourne (at approx 9.35 pm). 

Thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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