• Pricing From $4,995 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 28 Mar 2022
  • Returns 3 Apr 2022

Imagine a lush, beautiful island with sandy beaches, jagged cliffs and tall pine trees supported by a local community with a simple, laid-back way of life. Norfolk Island is such a place. There are no railways nor busy roads; instead, eighty kilometres of laneways that cross an island where cows still have the right of way.

Spend seven days with Bill Peach Journeys exploring the visually stunning and historic Norfolk Island, where you will truly feel like you have been isolated from the rest of the world, stepping back to a simpler time. Uncover a fascinating history, from the discovery by Captain James Cook to the eventual settlement by the Pitcairn Islanders. We will discover how generations of the descendants of Norfolk Island’s original settlers showcase their personal heritage throughout the island.

As always with a Bill Peach Journeys’ Luxury Short Break, you will enjoy stylish accommodation, exclusively designed touring, superb food and wine of the region and the services of our skilled Journey Director.

Highlights

  • Explore historic Norfolk Island including the Bounty Folk Museum and Cyclorama
  • Discover the World Heritage Site of Kingston
  • Natural splendours are revealed during a walk in the national park and visits to private gardens
  • Cruise the world’s second southernmost coral reef in a glass bottom boat
  • Live like the locals as we enjoy a traditional Island Fish Fry and experience a progressive dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation at the Governor’s Lodge set in 12 acres of landscaped sub-tropical gardens
  • Return economy class flights between Sydney & Norfolk Island
  • Experience this picturesque island with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner combining English and Polynesian influences
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code NF2200*
Departs 28 Mar 2022
Returns 3 Apr 2022
Price From $4,995 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Tour Code NF2201*
Departs 5 Sep 2022
Returns 11 Sep 2022
Price From $4,995 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Sydney - Norfolk Island

Arrive at Sydney Airport, where our commercial flight to Norfolk Island awaits. After a short flight, arrive at historic Norfolk Island. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 2: Norfolk Island

This morning we explore the World Heritage-Listed convict settlement of Kingston. We will learn about the first Polynesian settlers who arrived on the island 900 years ago and also gain an insight into the First and Second British settlements.

Discover how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny before a walk through the historic cemetery. Wander through Gallery Guava and Cyclorama, an incredible 360° panoramic painting, a truly unique way to experience the history of the Bounty adventures. A unique experience tonight as we enjoy a progressive dinner, the perfect way to get a taste of the real Norfolk lifestyle.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 3: Norfolk Island

A relaxed ramble through the National Park starts the day. Walking along the Bridle Track from Red Road to Captain Cook’s Memorial, the guide will help us identify local grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees as well as bird species.

Next, we experience the proud history of the Pitcairn Island settlers. In 1856, Norfolk Island’s history changed forever. Descendants from the Tahiti and the HMS Bounty Mutineers, including Fletcher Christian, resettled in Norfolk from the Pitcairn Islands. Following an afternoon at leisure, enjoy the Trial of the Fifteen – a historical play that allows us to witness a courtroom drama as fifteen extraordinary characters step on stage to expose Norfolk’s colourful and sometimes turbulent past.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 4: Norfolk Island

While tourism is Norfolk Island’s largest industry, it is by no means its only one. Today we visit several sites across the island to discover the many enterprises that sustain the local community. These range from market gardening and pottery to chocolate making and cheese production. Finish the day with a traditional Island Fish Fry.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 5: Norfolk Island

Start the day viewing private gardens including those belonging to Bounty mutineer descendants. We visit world-renowned author, Colleen McCullough’s, house, home to the modern-day literary icon for 36 years. Dinner at The Homestead.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 6: Norfolk Island

This morning is at leisure in Burnt Pine including time to browse the farmer’s markets. This afternoon a glass bottom cruise within the lagoon of Emily and Slaughter Bays will reveal beautiful coral gardens. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be at Hilli Restaurant.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 7: Norfolk Island - Sydney

After a leisurely breakfast, we tour the Bounty Folk Museum, which showcases the four settlements on Norfolk Island. Following High Tea overlooking picturesque Cascade Bay, transfer to the airport for the flight to Sydney, where we say farewell to new friends and take away memories of an idyllic island Sojourn.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

When you travel on a Sojourn with Bill Peach Journeys everything is included and arranged before you even leave home. That includes all sundries like tips, taxes and transfers. In fact you won’t even need to carry your bags.

Enjoy the finest level of accommodation, dining and service all in one fare. From the very moment your journey begins, your seamless travel experience with Bill Peach Journeys begins.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Sydney are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Sydney, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post-tour accommodation in Sydney, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 1 kilometre unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.