Norfolk Island Discovery
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This little Australian Island is a sure to surprise and delight. You’ll see stunning ocean vistas and turquoise bays, you’ll enjoy bountiful paddock-to-plate fare, and get lost in fascinating stories of the island’s history. Walk amidst tall pines and gigantic fig trees and look out for the island’s unique bird species. This relaxed holiday is about discovery and great company.

Highlights:

  • Accommodation in Governors Lodge Resort
  • Mystery 3 course Dinner hosted by Chief Magistrate Frederick Young and his wife Mary.
  • Colleen McCullough home tour
  • Convict Kingston Tour
  • Commandant's Dinner & Show
  • Breakfast bush walk
  • Club Wyndham Host*

 

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Price Per Person, Twin Share
Confirmed Dates  1 – 8 October 2023 Ex Sydney
Package From Price
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  • Return Flights ex Sydney
  • 7 nights accommodation at Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel in a standard one bedroom  unit with balcony including breakfast
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Norfolk Island
  • Club Wyndham host *

Itinerary

Day 1:    Sunday 01 October 2023  (D)
AIR: Sydney to Norfolk on QF 179 Dep 9:45am Arrive 1:24pm (NSW)
Arrival transfer
Accommodation:
Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel  2022 TripAdvisor travellers’ choice award
Room Type: Standard One Bedroom Unit with Balcony Including Breakfast

IN: 01 Oct   OUT: 08 Oct   7 Nights

Welcome to Norfolk Island Resort Hotel; set on 12 acres of landscaped sub-tropical gardens dotted with majestic Norfolk Pines. Relax by the outdoor pool and heated spa. Enjoy breakfast in the Cafe surrounded by gardens or simply grab a snack or pre-dinner drink at our Lobby Lounge Bar. Centrally located to the shopping centre and tourist attractions Governors Lodge Resort provides all you could need when away from home.

Day 2:    Monday 02 October 2023              Sightseeing         (B,D)

Discover Our World Tour: Discover Norfolk Island! We suggest this tour as the first in your itinerary to introduce you to the beauty and diversity of our Island paradise. Tour the Island with informative local guides to set the scene for your stay. Afterwards our award-winning staff will help you to plan activities and tours to suit your interests.

Pitcairn Settlers Village (incl Transfers): Visit the Pitcairn Settlers Village. Here you’ll experience the proud history of the Pitcairn Island Settlers. Your guided tour will take you through the gracious original Bailey homestead & gardens. Then on to a stroll through the barn, dairy and out-buildings. Wander through the Museum filled with items of nostalgic and historic interest. See the oldest working forge in the Pacific. After that there’s an Ex New Zealand Army hut, with war-time memorabilia. And finally, there’s an exclusive film of Norfolk Island interest and complimentary refreshments.

“Who Killed the Surveyor?” Mystery Dinner: Go back in time to 1859 on Norfolk Island and dine with the Chief Magistrate Frederick Young and his wife Mary. Frederick is hosting this dinner to honour His Excellency, Governor General Denison who is making yet another visit to the island. A young English surveyor from Sydney is found washed up on the cove southeast of Point Hunter. Dine on a 3-course dinner while you help solve the mystery of “Who Killed the Surveyor?” The tour takes place in one of the original, elegantly restored Georgian houses at No. 9 Quality Row, on the beautiful Kingston foreshores and includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival and tea/coffee and a liqueur with dessert.

Day 3: Tuesday 03 October 2023   Sightseeing  (B)

Norfolk Today
Taste of Norfolk:Taste of Norfolk will take you to a beekeepers home where you will view flow hives, learn about the fascinating local honeybees, 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 makelocal 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 where you will learn about the traditional Island way of cooking handed down by our Tahitian foremothers. , You will meet 3 passionate locals so just sit back, relax and enjoy!

Ghosts of Norfolk -Lantern Lit (incl transfers): Norfolk’s newest Ghost tour with a difference. You will encounter the Ghosts of Norfolk that still roam the island today. Held in one of Norfolk’s oldest private museums at night you will be thrilled as the artefacts come alive with the history of times past. As we meander by lantern light and hear the tales of Norfolk’s bygone era, perhaps there will be other uninvited guests standing next to you or you feel the touch of those passed. Join us if you dare, but beware of the Ghosts! Join us for a little medicinal spirit to calm your nerves at the end of the night.

Day 4:  Wednesday 04 October 2023     Sightseeing   (B,D)

Gardeners 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 the 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 four amazing gardens are exclusive to Baunti Escapes. These gardens have been well received by gardening Australia.

Convict Kingston Tour: Learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston. Hear about our first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago, learn about our 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. Refreshments provided

Commandants’ Dinner & Show (incl transfers): This factual yet fun dinner theatre is Norfolk Islands newest interactive show and a great way to learn about Norfolk 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. Our 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! The Commandants Dinner is a night of great entertainment, delectable food and loads of fun. Make it a “must” for your itinerary!!

Day 5:    Thursday 05 October 2023    Sightseeing    (B,D)

Breakfast Bushwalk: Your walk will take you through diverse habitats from rain forest to clifftops, between enormous pines and white-woods and surrounded by seabirds. While the topography is hilly, the pace is relaxed and our guides cater to a range of fitness levels. Your efforts will be richly rewarded by a delicious barbeque breakfast with all the trimmings, which awaits. Learn about our flora and fauna and see some of our 40 endemic species of plants and birds. For those that just want to join us for breakfast come along! We will relax and meet up with the others for breakfast. Three walk/non-walk options available to suit all fitness levels!

Baunti Island Fish Fry with Transfers: You will have an eagle-eyed view of the tiny crescent-shaped beach and the magnificent spread of ocean stretching to the far horizon.
The beautifully set tables will delight you – its the most glamorous picnic you will ever attend! Scrumptiously fresh, local fish is prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes including those passed down from our Polynesian fore-mothers. This extends even to dessert. Our feast kicks off with entertainment, by a local singer and Tahitian-style dancers. The venue is subject to change if the weather becomes inclement.

Day 6:    Friday 06 October 2023  Sightseeing  (B,D)

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. Her beloved property “Out Yenna” is now open exclusively to Baunti Escapes customers. Be escorted through her magnificent home and view Ric and Colleens priceless collection of artefacts 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 “Morgans Run”.

Cyclorama (incl transfers): Based on an art form made popular in the 1800’s, the Cyclorama is one of Norfolk’s most popular attractions. Here’s a few reasons to add this one to your Norfolk Island itinerary. Firstly, it brings to life the history of the Bounty mutiny and the Norfolk Island people. Secondly, it is one of only a small number of paintings of this type in the world. The stunning 360° panoramic painting surrounds you with impressive and realistic artwork. Above all, the Cyclorama has won multiple Tourism Awards and comes highly ranked on TripAdvisor. It really is an amazing experience with the ‘wow’ factor!

Progressive Dinner: The three course Progressive Dinner is the perfect way to get a taste of the real Norfolk lifestyle. Baunti Progressive Dinner takes you to lovely Island homes. 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.

Day 7:    Saturday 07 October 2023            Sightseeing     (B)

1856 The Untold Story: On 8 June 1856 a total of 194 people, descendants from the Bounty, arrived on Norfolk Island from Pitcairn Island aboard the Morayshire. This consisted of 40 men, 47 women, 54 boys, and 53 girls. They arrived in cold, wet blustery conditions. Few had ever been to sea before; they were seasick, homesick and heartsick. The journey of 6,000 km/ 3,700 miles took five weeks. They arrived to a recently abandoned penal settlement set aside for the ‘worst of the worst’ it was full of ghosts and memories. It was a large and frightening testimony of mans inhumanity to man. The 1856 untold story will follow their journey in the World Heritage Listed Kingston area. Baunti Escapes will bring the past to life with an audio aboard their coach, recounting stories of the families, where they lived and how they adapted to their new life on Norfolk Island. This 1-hour tour is very evocative.

Day 8:    Sunday 08 October 2023      depart Norfolk       (B)

Free morning. Airport Transfer provided by Baunti Escapes.
By Air:   Norfolk Island (NSW) – Sydney
2.25 PM               Depart Norfolk Island (NSW) on Qantas flight 180
4.15 PM               Arrive Sydney

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