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Norfolk Island Discovery

8 Days  |  Departing Tuesday 22nd November 2022 and returning Tuesday 29th November 2022

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Progress Payment: $ 1600 1800 by 22 Aug 2022
Final Payment: $ 1789 1979 by 22 Sep 2022
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Join us for a week in Paradise!

Highlights

Half Day Island Tour of Norfolk Island
Visit to Emily Bay with the opportunity to take a dip!
Tour of Ball Bay, Steele's Point and the Captain Cook Monument
Convict Settlement Tour
​Island Fish Fry
​Breakfast Bush Walk (Choice of short or longer walk)
Island Culture Tour
Progressive Island Homes Dinner
Visit to Cyclorama
​Tour of Colleen McCullough's Home 
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Wonderland by Night 
Visit to the Bounty Folk Museum
Free Time for Shopping and Personal Exploring
Enjoy the beautiful food on Norfolk Island

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
7 Nights Accommodation Castaway Norfolk Island
​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

Flights ex Melbourne (subject to change)

QF600 Departing Melbourne at 6.00am / Arriving into Brisbane at 7.10am
QF183 Departing Brisbane at 9.30am / Arriving into Norfolk Island at 1.45pm

QF184 Departing Norfolk Island at 2.45pm / Arrive into Brisbane at 3.10pm
QF625 Departing Brisbane at 5.15pm / Arrive into Melbourne 8.40pm

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. 625 

Flight Times (ex Melbourne) subject to change:

QF600 Departing Melbourne at 6.00am / Arriving into Brisbane at 7.10am
QF183 Departing Brisbane at 9.30am / Arriving into Norfolk Island at 1.45pm

QF184 Departing Norfolk Island at 2.45pm / Arrive into Brisbane at 3.10pm
QF625 Departing Brisbane at 5.15pm / Arrive into Melbourne 8.40pm

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday 22 November 2022

Melbourne - Norfolk Island (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, with time to settle in and explore before enjoying a 2 course dinner at South Pacific Resort (next to Castaway) Welcome to Norfolk Island! 

7 Nights Accommodation - Castaways Norfolk Island

Day 2 - Wednesday 23 November 2022

Norfolk Island (B,AT,D)

A free morning to start your exploring.  Castaway is located a short walk from 'downtown' Norfolk.  Ross Department store offers great duty free discounts and has some great brands including Clarins.

This afternoon we begin our exploring 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 and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the garden of an historic island home built by Fletcher Quintal a descendant of “Bounty” mutineer Fletcher Christian & Matthew Quintal.   

Tonight we'll enjoy a 2 course dinner at Homestead Restaurant, a popular with the locals.

Day 3 - Thursday 24 November 2022

Norfolk Island (B,D)

Enjoy a sleep in with a free morning before visiting 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.  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”.  

Tonight we're off to the popular 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. Enjoy local music and dance and admire the sunset from Puppy's Point on Norfolk's beautiful western coastline. A lovely way to end another day in Paradise!

Day 4 - Friday 25 November 2022

Norfolk Island (B,D)

This morning our tour will take us to the south-eastern side of Norfolk Island, at Ball Bay - just another stunning bay with magnificent ocean views! Here you will learn all about how we get fuel ashore, as this is where our supply is unloaded. We then move on to Steeles Point, to enjoy the sheltered valleys behind the coastal cliffs. You may even spot a White Fairy Tern nesting in the forest! From here, we head to the Captain Cook Monument, a scenic lookout where you will stand at the spot on the northern coast where Captain James Cook and his officers landed in 1774. It has some of the best sea views on the Island, with offshore rock formations like Bird Rock and Elephant Rock. We will finish the day the way all fantastic days should end - with wine, cheese & crackers on Mount Pitt. The Lookout gives a 360° view of the whole island.

Free afternoon to relax, read a book or head to the shops to try and beat the record of 'Most Shoes Purchased on Norfolk Island'!

Dinner tonight is a Pizza Night at Castaways Restaurant

Day 5 - Saturday 26 November 2022

Norfolk Island (B,L,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. 

After our walk we'll head to Emily Bay to explore.  Enjoy a swim and don't forget your bathers and a towel.  Emily Bay is a beautiful protected beach with stunning crystal clear water.

Then we'll enjoy the popular Christian’s Glaas Bohtom Boets (Glass bottom boat) experience. A local Norfolk Islander, Donald, will share his knowledge of Norfolk’s unique marine life.  Once we’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 provides full & interesting commentary on the environmental tour.(Light lunch included)

A free afternoon before dinner at Bounty Lodge Restaurant.

Day 6 - Sunday 27 November 2022

Norfolk Island (B,L,D)

This morning take a wander down to Rawsons Hall to visit the local markets.  See the fresh produce and arts and crafts on offer and enjoy some local entertainment.

This afternoon, we visit Cyclorama to experience the totally unique 360° panoramic painting that will take us on an amazing journey.  You'll 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 Islland. 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. Check out the beautiful original artwork for Norfolk Island postage stamps.

Afterwards we'll enjoy a 2 course lunch at Hilli's Restaurant.before an ‘in depth’ tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston.  Walk through the cemetery and hear the history of interesting convict and colonial headstones, hear stories of the houses along Quality Row.  We'll walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill.  One of the most historically important areas of Norfolk.

Tonight our dinner will be at The Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel restaurant.

Tonight a nighttime experience that brings to life the history of the Bounty mutineers.  The setting is 10 acres of magical Norfolk pines & bushland lit up like an enchanted forest.  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 7 - Monday 28 November 2022

Norfolk Island (B,D)

This morning, we'll visit the Bounty Folk Museum. Including entry into the museum with research books to view, a guided tour of the museum. Discuss the Mojito that was invented in 1600 and given to British Sailors to prevent Scurvy.  First up, what's a mojito?  The Mojito is based on a 16th century drink known as the Draque.  It was introduced to Cuba by Richard Drake, who created it with the intention to make life better for sailors – it’s comprised of 3 ingredients which all had a specific medicinal purpose; lime to provide vitamin C and help prevent scury, mint to aid digestion and rum to help purify the water.

During our visit to this quirky museum, we'll laugh a lot and meet some of the friendliest people on Norfolk Island.  The Bounty Folk Museum is a treasure chest of history, an Aladdin’s cave full of fantastic collections, excellent learning resources and inspiring information stretching back to 1788.

Later we'll learn more of the melding of two cultures, English Pirates and Polynesian Princesses. Includes the island's fascinating early Pitcairner history, Norf'k language, weaving and wetls.

Tonight a real treat and a lovely way to get to the know the locals a little more on an Island Home Progressive dinner.  We'll enjoy a 3-course meal progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes.  A fun night and the opportunity to sample some more island dishes.

Day 8 - Tuesday 29 November 2022

Norfolk Island - Home (B)

After a leisurely morning before our transfer to the Norfolk Island Airport for our flight home via Brisbane.  Arriving into Melbourne at mid evening.  Say goodbye to new friends and promise to keep in touch. 

Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure.

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