• Pricing From $4,495 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 2 Sep 2019
  • Returns 6 Sep 2019
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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 lane ways that cross an island where cows still have the right of way.

Spend 5 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 sojourn, you will enjoy excellent accommodation, exclusively designed touring, superb food and wine of the region and the services of our skilled Journey Directors.

Hightlights

  • Explore historic Norfolk Island including the Bounty Folk Museum to learn of the genealogy and history of the island’s settlements
  • Visit the World Heritage site of Kingston and explore the stunningly preserved Georgian buildings, a legacy from the colonial days
  • 4 nights accommodation at the comfortable Governors Lodge set within sub-tropical gardens incorporating the majestic Norfolk Pines
  • Return economy class flights between Sydney & Norfolk Island
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner combining English and Polynesian influences
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code NF1900
Departs 2 Sep 2019
Returns 6 Sep 2019
Price From $4,495 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. Located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, this tiny island was originally settled by East Polynesians before being colonised by the British. The island served as a convict penal settlement until 1855, but now houses a lucky few people. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel

Day 2: Norfolk Island

This morning wander through Gallery Guava and Cyclorama – an incredible 360 degree panoramic painting is a truly unique way to experience the history of the Bounty adventures and discover how the world’s most famous mutiny created the Pitcairn and Norfolk communities. We continue on to Camelot Gardens, this picturesque 2 acres is a real treasure of the island. After lunch we explore the historic settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery and hear the history of interesting convict and colonial headstones. We also visit the ruins of the New Gaol, Pier Store, Boat Shed & Crank Mill. Finish the day with a traditional Island Fish Fry.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel

Day 3: Norfolk Island

Today 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. We also visit the Trial of the Fifteen – an historical play which 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 Resort Hotel

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.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel

Day 5: Norfolk Island to Sydney

After a leisurely breakfast, we tour the Bounty Folk Museum, which showcases the four settlements on Norfolk Island. We then transfer to the airport for our flight to Sydney, where we say farewell to new friends and take away memories of another delightful Bill Peach Journeys 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

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

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 500 metres 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)