POSTPONED – Norfolk Island

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Created by Makehams Coaches

NORFOLK ISLAND

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

NORFOLK ISLAND – 9 DAY TOUR

DAY 1                     THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2020
10am              Depart Collins Park, Fox St.
Lunch (own cost)
Travel to Sydney where we stay the night for our early morning departure.
Staying at the Travelodge Sydney Airport 289 King street, Mascot, Ph: 02 8313 6000
Dinner available at the accommodation (own cost)

DAY 2                     FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2020
Today we depart from Sydney International Terminal on our Air New Zealand flight NZ912 to Norfolk Island departing at 9.50am (0950), arriving at beautiful Norfolk Island at 1.25pm (1325) local time. (Flight times may be subject to change).
Upon arrival Pinetree Tours will meet you at Norfolk Island Airport and transfer you to your accommodation at Castaway Norfolk Island.

6.00pm                    Night as a Convict
A fun night out for all ages, dress as a convict & join with the commandant for an evening of feasting & singing. Great food and great fun. (outfit supplied). This is one of the most popular feature dinners on Norfolk.

DAY 3                     SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2020
8.30am                    Pinetree’s Half-Day Tour is a must for all visitors to Norfolk, visit Historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge & much more. See & hear about the famous Convict Buildings, beautiful beaches & golf course, the renowned Melanesian Chapel our Government, laws & lifestyle. Enjoy views from scenic spots on this full commentary conducted tour.  Rest for delicious morning tea in the garden of an historic island home built by Fletcher Christian & Matthew Quintal.

5.15pm                    Dinner at Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island
Tonight, we enjoy a 2-course dinner at The Garden Restaurant, before our evening event.

7.15pm                    Wonderland by Night
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

Archie, a descendant of the Bounty mutineers, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas.  Afterwards enjoy a light supper.

DAY 4                     SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2020
10.00am                  Cyclorama

Experience the totally unique 360° panoramic painting that will take you on an amazing journey.  Feel like you’re 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.

1.00pm                    Convict Settlement Tour
Join us on an in-depth tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston. 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 goal, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill.  Afternoon tea included.

6.30pm                    Dinner at Castaway Norfolk Island
Tonight, we enjoy a 2-course dinner at Castaway Norfolk Island’s onsite restaurant.

DAY 5                     MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2020
9.00am                    Norfolk Indulgence Tour
This afternoon we visit the local markets, and then Sweeties for a demonstration on how chocolate is made on Norfolk Island, then it is onto the Liquor Factory for a tasting and learn how they make their Liqueurs, and then to cap off a great afternoon it is off to Mt Pitt for cheese, biscuits and afternoon tea.

1.00pm                    Hili Goat Tour
The Norfolk Wey! Makers of Artisan Cheese & food grown, picked and cooked with love!
Emily & her family will welcome you 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 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.
It is suggested you come on the tour with a hungry tummy, and we they will ensure you leave bally ap!

6.00pm                    Progressive Dinner to Island Homes
Enjoy a 3-course meal progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes.   A fun night, and a great way to meet the local people, & sample some of the Island Dishes.

DAY 6                     TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2020
8.30am                    Greenfingers Tour
Another tour featuring some of the Island’s most lovely gardens.  Throughout the morning we visit nursery owned & operated by a young Norfolk Islander, a private fruit and vegetable market garden as well as visit a gorgeous private garden with a spectacular view of Kingston & Nepean & Philip Islands.  Our local historian will give a talk on this area with a history dating to 1788.  Morning tea is served in a scenic location.

4.45pm                    Island Fish Fry
Enjoy a feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade bread and fresh fried fish, followed by Island desserts and tea / coffee. Watch the sunset from this spectacular location.

DAY 7                     WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2020 7.00am                    Breakfast Bush Walk
Take your choice of an easy stroll through 100 acres reserve or for the more energetic, a leisurely 3.5km walk through scenic Mt Bates to Captain Cook Monument. At the end of both walks we meet on the cliff top for a delicious BBQ Breakfast.
Free balance of morning after Breakfast Bush Walk

1.00pm                    Island Culture Tour
Experience the culture of our forebears!  From our Mutineer ancestors & their Tahitian wives come the arts of wood craft, weaving, cooking & our Norfolk language. On this tour you see a wood turning 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.

5.45pm                    Hili’s Dinner
This evening we dine at Hili’s Restaurant a favourite to many of the locals.

8.15pm                    Sound & Light Show
Nightfall at Kingston brings a different mood to the convict settlement. The stillness and the stars are there just as they were before mankind arrived in 1788. However, with the dramatic use of real-life sounds, theatrical lighting and costumed actors, the stillness is broken as Pinetree Tours takes you through the horrifying decades of Norfolk Island’s convict era.

DAY 8                     THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2020
                                  Free morning

1.00pm                    Norfolk Indulgence Tour
This afternoon we visit the local markets, and then Sweeties for a demonstration on how chocolate is made on Norfolk Island, then it is onto the Liquor Factory for a tasting and learn how they make their Liqueurs, and then to cap off a great afternoon it is off to Mt Pitt for cheese, biscuits and afternoon tea.

6.30pm                     Dinner at Castaway Norfolk Island
Tonight, we enjoy a farewell two-course dinner at Castaway Norfolk Island.

DAY 9                     FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2020
Time TBA      Transfers to Airport by Pinetree Tours.

Today it is bags packed, and we enjoy a free morning for last minute shopping before being transferred at approx. 12.00 noon (time to be reconfirmed by Pinetree Tours) to the Norfolk Island Airport for our Air New Zealand homeward bound flight to Sydney departing Norfolk Island at 2.30pm (1430) on NZ913, arriving into Sydney at 4.30pm (1630) local time.  (Flight times may be subject to change).

Makehams Coaches will be at the Airport to meet the group. Arriving back to Wagga late that evening.

 

Cost $2850.00 per person twin share basis
$600.00 for single supplement

Deposit of $300.00 per person within 14 days of booking
This non-refundable as it secures your airline ticket

The balance is due by the 3rd July 2020

Included in your tour is:
– Coach to Sydney Airport and return
– Return Airfares ex: Sydney to Norfolk Island, all taxes ex: Australia (including departure tax)
– 7 Nights’ Accommodation on Norfolk Island at
South Pacific Resort Hotel, Norfolk Island.
– Full Buffet Breakfast Daily.
– Dinner each night whilst in Norfolk, as per the above itinerary.
– All touring included as per the itinerary.
– 1 night’s pre departure accommodation

Important Information
Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Although Norfolk Island is now covered by Medicare, we still encourage all passengers to take out a cover.
Call the office for more information if needed.

**Itinerary is subject to change
OTHER INFORMATION:
CLIMATE – Sub tropical with temperatures ranging from 19-28 degrees in summer and 12 – 21 degrees in winter. Although cooler, the mid wear days of June and August can be very beautiful

CLOTHING – Comfortable and casual day and smart casual by night. It is wise to pack warm sweater, windcheater or jacket and a light raincoat. Good walking shoes or trainers. Remember a Hat and Sunscreen.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT – There is no public transport on Norfolk Island. Hire Cars are inexpensive.

SHOPPING HOURS – Shops, except for the Supermarket, mostly close on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, but some remain open. Some open Sunday mornings till 12pm.

POWER OUTLETS – Norfolk Island use the same power outlets as Australia.

MONEY – The Australian dollar is the currency used on Norfolk Island. Most shops have EFPTOS machines available and there is a Commonwealth (ATM available) and Westpac bank on the Island

MOBILE PHONES – Mobile phones will generally only work if you have international roaming activated with your provider. Please contact your service provider for extra call and data charges that may occur.