Norfolk Island Escape

NLK Emily Bay2

28th August - 4th September 2020

Friday 28th  August       New Zealand – Norfolk Island                   
Dinner
Transfer to Auckland International Airport for your flight with Air Chathams to Norfolk Island. Flight time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. On arrival at Norfolk Island you are met and transferred to your hotel, the Paradise Hotel and Resort. Relax and unpack for your 8 day stay. 
Dinner this evening is at the hotel.

Saturday 29th  August       Discover Our World Tour 
Cooked Breakfast & Dinner
This morning join the Discover Our World Tour for an overview of Norfolk Island's history, culture and scenic beauty with your knowledgeable guide. Be introduced to the beauty and diversity of this island paradise.
The remainder of the day is at leisure. Optional activities can be arranged with your tour leader; choose from a number of special interest tours. 

This evening enjoy a delicious Island Fish Feast.
Scrumptiously fresh, local fish is prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes including those passed down from Polynesian fore-mothers. This extends even to dessert.  The feast kicks off with entertainment, by a local singer and Tahitian-style dancers. You will have an eagle-eyed view of the tiny crescent-shaped beach and the magnificent spread of ocean stretching to the far horizon (venue subject to change if the weather becomes inclement). 
 
Sunday 30th  August       Leisure Day
Cooked Breakfast & Dinner
This morning return transfers are available to church and the island markets.
Remainder of the day is at leisure to relax by the pool or join an optional tour.

Dinner this evening is at the hotel.

Monday 31th  August    Norfolk Today & Historic Kingston Tour   
Cooked Breakfast & Dinner
Learn how Norfolk Islanders live in the 21st Century and the essential services that make life on a tiny South Pacific island possible. How do they bring petrol and gas to the island; power their world; deal with waste; forecast the weather; keep themselves informed and make a global contribution?  The Norfolk Today Tour will make it all clear!  You will visit parts of the island that few tourists ever see, you will meet the locals who make sure these daily miracles and services keep happening. This is a real behind the scenes experience, which shows the true workings on Norfolk Island.

This afternoon, learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston. Hear about the first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago, learn about the First and second settlements and the facts and legends associated with each. Learn how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny. Walk through the historic cemetery. 

Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. 

Tuesday 1st  September      Taste of Norfolk Tour         
Cooked Breakfast & Dinner
Taste of Norfolk will take you to a bee keepers’ home where you will view flow hives and learn about the fascinating local honey bees and view their incredible flight path to their hives. Next stop will be a beef and dairy farm where you will learn about supplying milk to make local cheese and fresh milk for the market place. Your hosts will also give you a taste of local beef sausages.  Last visit will be a cooking demonstration and you will see a traditional yorlor stone which came from Pitcairn Island on the Morayshire in 1856, you can have a yorlor on the stone to create green banana fritters flavoured with local honey, sit back and relax.  You will meet 3 passionate locals. Enjoy!
Dinner this evening is at the hotel.
Wednesday 2nd  September       Leisure Day
Cooked Breakfast & Dinner
Free day for shopping or an optional tour. 

This evening enjoy the Commandants' Dinner. 
This factual yet fun dinner theatre is Norfolk Island’s newest interactive show and a great way to learn about Norfolk’s history. The cast of actors will take you on an entertaining journey back in time. You will be enthralled by the Commandants’ stories about the notorious Convict Settlements on Norfolk Island and how the convicts were treated by sadists and reformers alike.  Listen to a chilling recall of one of the infamous rebellions. Marvel at how the Commandants and their families adapted to life in a Norfolk Island penal colony, recreating a little piece of England in the Pacific.  Explore their great challenges, impressive successes and shameful secrets.  The venue has created a special three-course dinner menu of traditional English fare to compliment the theatrical setting.  Hearty, wholesome, British tucker fit for a Commandant and his good lady wife – fortunately prepared by free men in a modern kitchen not a poor convict over a wood stove!

Thursday 3rd  September       Your Choice
Cooked Breakfast & Dinner

Today pick your tour:

Colleen McCullough Home Tour
Colleen McCullough, world-renowned author of 24 books called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years.  She and husband, Norfolk Islander, Ric Robinson, created a luxurious hideaway and maintained their privacy to ensure that Colleen had the perfect environment for her writing.  Some of her most powerful titles were created in this much-loved sanctuary. Be escorted through her magnificent home and view Ric and Colleen’s priceless collection of artifacts gathered on their travels all over the world.   This is 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”

Garderners Delight
The gardens of Bounty Mutineer Descendants. This personalised tour will take you on a journey behind the scenes to experience a market garden complete with a flower garden and an orchard. A secluded old Island home surrounded by the most amazing gardens, these gardens are irrigated by a hand dug well which was dug in the convict era. The next stop is a labour of love garden which is inspirational. You will also visit the Picturesque Gardens with amazing views. Morning tea will be served at scenic location. These gardens have been well received by gardening Australia.

Dinner this evening is at the hotel or upgrade to the Progressive Dinner. 
Progressive Dinner
The three course Progressive Dinner is the perfect way to get a taste of the real Norfolk lifestyle.  Baunti’s Progressive Dinner takes you to three lovely homes in three completely different parts of the island.  All you must do is relax and enjoy the home-cooked food, bursting with the goodness of fresh island produce, chat with your fellow diners and soak up the stories of your island hosts as they share their passion for their little island paradise.


Friday 4th  September       Norfolk Island – New Zealand
Cooked Breakfast

This morning farewell beautiful Norfolk Island.
Following breakfast you will be tranferred to the airport for your flight to Auckland and onward travel connections. 


Additional Options for your enjoyment
Meal Upgrades
Upgrade to an interactive meal at an additional cost. 
Progressive Dinner                        AU$27.00
Breakfast Bush Walk                      AU$30.00

Optional Tours
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise               AU$71.00
Colleen McCullough Home Tour    AU$57.00
Gardeners Delight                           AU$57.00
Farm & Industry Tour                      AU$57.00
Lantern Lit Ghost Tour                    AU$47.00
1856 The Untold Story                    AU$55.00
 

   
   
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