Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
Day 1. Perth to Sydney (D)
Your special festive tour commences with courtesy collection from home and transfers to the Perth Airport for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney, you will be met by your Coach Captain and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight: Mercure Hotel Sydney Airport, Sydney
Day 2. Sydney to Norfolk Island (BD)
This morning you will be transferred to the Sydney International Airport for your flight to Norfolk Island. An early afternoon arrival will ensure you will have time to acquaint yourself with your surroundings and enjoy the resort. Tonight a fun night out is planned as you experience a night as a convict. Dressed as a convict and with your fellow travellers you will join in with the Commandant for an evening of gaiety, feasting, singing and dancing. Great food! Great fun! Overnight seven nights: South Pacific Resort, Burnt Pine Township, Norfolk Island
Day 3. Norfolk Introduction (BD)
Take your choice of a stroll through Hundred Acres Reserve or for the more energetic, a leisurely 3.5km walk through scenic Mt. Bates to Captain Cook Monument. At the end of your walk be greeted with breathtaking views at the clifftop and a delicious breakfast barbecue. Then on your afternoon orientation tour, visit historic Kingston, Cascade and Longridge to learn about the famous convict buildings and the islands Government, laws and lifestyle. You will also see the beautiful beaches and renowned Melanesian Chapel, enjoy views from scenic spots and rest for afternoon tea in the garden of a historic island home built by Fletcher Quintal, the descendant of ‘Bounty’ mutineers Fletcher Christian and Matthew Quintal. This evening, enjoy a three course meal progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes. It’s a great way to meet the locals and to hear Norfolk stories from your dinner hosts.
Day 4. Norfolk Marine Life and Lagoons (BD)
Two Norfolk Islanders will share their knowledge of Norfolk’s unique marine life with you today. Once you’ve ‘walked the plank’ with these ‘mutineer descendants’ it takes 60 seconds to be at the reef. View beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish inside the calm crystal waters of Norfolk’s lagoon. Enjoy interesting commentary and be prepared for a touch of Norfolk humour.
Day 5. Christmas Day (BLD)
Merry Christmas! Today you will celebrate Christmas in Norfolk style. Enjoy festive feasts, fellowship and fun and relax at your resort.
Day 6. Local Produce, Feasts and History (BD)
On tour this morning, you will learn about cheese making and enjoy sampling the local cheeses then visit the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston to walk through the cemetery and to hear the history of the convict and colonial headstones. On this tour you will also discover stories of the houses along Quality Row and see the ruins of the New Gaol, the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill. The Island Fish Fry is one of the favourite Norfolk Island experiences. Held at Puppy's Point overlooking gorgeous coastal scenery you will be treated to a glorious feast of fresh fried fish, salads, homemade bread, sweets, tea and coffee. Local entertainers will add to the ambience as you join in the sing-a-long and festivities. Tonight the setting is 10 acres of magical Norfolk pines and a bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Meander along with Matt Bigg, a descendant of the Bounty mutineers, as he recites poems and lights up the diorama.
Day 7. Island Settlers, Theatre and Culture (BD)
Today learn about the colourful history of Norfolk Island’s most recent settlement – the Pitcairners and their descendants, on one of the last few remaining original settler’s properties. View the magnificent homestead gardens and traditional crops, ride aboard Norfolk’s first tour coach and visit the blacksmith’s forge, the original homestead, a WWII Army hut and the Museum of Memorabilia. From the mutineer ancestors and their Tahitian wives came the arts of wood craft, weaving, cooking and the Norfolk Language. On this culture tour, see a woodturning demonstration, visit an island home where you’ll learn about the islands cooking and see a weaving demonstration and a presentation on the Norfolk language. Tonight a fascinating evening of interactive theatre, intrigue and mystery with an entertaining play. Examine the possible last movements and final whereabouts of the famous mutineer, Fletcher Christian over a sumptuous 3 course dinner.
Day 8. Bounty Adventures and Historic Events (BLD)
The amazing 360° panoramic painting is a unique way to experience the history of the Bounty adventures and to discover how the world’s most famous mutiny created the Pitcairn and Norfolk communities. For lunch visit Hilli’s, famous for its food, wine and ambiance and is popular with both locals and visitors. Take in the natural wood interior or relax in the open tropical gardens. Tonight see descendants of the mutineers bring the story of the famed Mutiny on the Bounty and historic events to life in a show performed in an outdoor amphitheatre on Norfolk’s western coastline. An event not to be missed!
Day 9. Homeward Bound (B)
Bid farewell to Norfolk Island and commence the journey home. Transfer to the Norfolk Airport for the flight to Sydney then on to Perth. On arrival, we will see you safely to your door.
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