• Pricing From $7,495**
  • Single Supplement $750
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 15 Sep 2024
  • Returns 22 Sep 2024

Sep & Nov 2024 Dates Released

 $500 Early Bird Savings** or FREE Early Bird Single Supplement* Extended! 

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 busy roads; instead you will find eighty kilometres of laneways that cross an island where cows still have the right of way. 

Spend eight 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 and the incredible lives of the Island’s convicts. We discover how generations of descendants of Norfolk Island’s original settlers showcase their personal heritage throughout the island. 

Enjoy stylish accommodation, exclusively designed and comprehensive touring, superb food and wine of the region, the services of our skilled Journey Director and return flights between Sydney & Norfolk Island. 

Highlights

  • Explore the history of Norfolk Island including the Pitcairn Settlers Village and Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama
  • Discover the World Heritage Site of Kingston
  • Natural splendours are revealed during a walk in the national park and viewing stunning coastal vistas
  • 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
  • 7 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 a greatly reduced single supplement* charge
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner - including the new dinner theatre ‘Commandant’s Dinner’
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code NF2401EB**
Departs 15 Sep 2024
Returns 22 Sep 2024
Price From $7,495**
Single Supplement $750
Tour Code NF2401SS*
Departs 15 Sep 2024
Returns 22 Sep 2024
Price From $7,995
Single Supplement FREE*
Tour Code NF2401BP
Departs 15 Sep 2024
Returns 22 Sep 2024
Price From $7,995
Single Supplement $750
Tour Code NF2402EB**
Departs 10 Nov 2024
Returns 17 Nov 2024
Price From $7,495**
Single Supplement $750
Tour Code NF2402SS*
Departs 10 Nov 2024
Returns 17 Nov 2024
Price From $7,995
Single Supplement FREE*
Tour Code NF2402BP
Departs 10 Nov 2024
Returns 17 Nov 2024
Price From $7,995
Single Supplement $750
Day 1: Sydney - Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island - aerial photo of the whole island - luxury short breaksArrive at Sydney Airport, where our commercial flight to Norfolk Island awaits. After a short flight, arrive at historic Norfolk Island and check into our hotel, Governor’s Lodge. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 2: Norfolk Island

Take an introductory tour of Norfolk Island before exploring the fascinating historic Museums and restored home at number 10, Quality Row in Kingston’s World Heritage buildings. Here we explore Norfolk Island’s turbulent past along with today’s living culture. 

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 3: Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island - wine and canapes gourmet food tours - luxury short breaksStart today with a visit to world-renowned author, Colleen McCullough’s house, home to the modern day literary icon for 36 years. 

Enjoy lunch today at Two Chimneys Wines, Norfolk Island’s first and only winery. 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 4: Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island - convict settlement tour - luxury short breaksBegin today with an immersion in Norfolk Island’s rich cultural heritage while viewing traditional weaving techniques and a fish brining and smoking demonstration. Indulge in a High Tea to remember on the lawns at Forrester Court overlooking picturesque Cascade Bay.

Tonight we dine with the ‘Commandant’ as we learn about the history of the convict settlements on Norfolk Island in the most entertaining and delicious way possible! Enjoy a hearty ‘British style’ meal as we step back in time to hear tales of infamous rebellions, great challenges, impressive successes and shameful secrets in Norfolk Island’s penal colony. 

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 5: Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island - Emily Bay Lagoon - - Luxury Short BreakA relaxed ramble through the National Park starts the day. Walking along the Bridle Track from Red Road to Captain Cook’s Memorial, our guide will help us identify local grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees as well as bird species. 

This afternoon, enjoy a glass bottom boat cruise within the breathtaking azure lagoon of Emily and Slaughter Bays, revealing beautiful coral gardens. Finish the day with a traditional Island Fish Fry. 

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 6: Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island - Farmland coming down to beach - - Luxury Short BreakWhile tourism is Norfolk Island’s largest industry, it is by no means the only one. Today we discover some of the enterprises that sustain the local community. These range from market gardening to sheep farming. Explore the Pitcairn Settlers Village to 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 on Norfolk from the Pitcairn Islands. 

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 7: Norfolk Island

Visit Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, an incredible 360° panoramic painting, a truly unique way to experience the history of the Bounty adventures. Later, visit the World Heritage-Listed convict settlement of Kingston. Learn about the first Polynesian settlers who arrived on the island 900 years ago and gain further insight into the First and Second British settlements. We follow with a walk through the historic cemetery. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be at the acclaimed Homestead Restaurant. 

Overnight: Governor’s Lodge

Day 8: Norfolk Island - Sydney

Norfolk Island - aerial of beaches and pine trees - luxury short breaksThis morning is at leisure in Burnt Pine including time to browse the Island Markets. Following this, 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-paced walks, which are on mainly flat ground. You must be able to walk up to 1 kilometre unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. Participants will be required to walk up steps and inclines. For all clients to full enjoy this travel experience, good 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)

** Conditions apply: The AUD$7,495 Early Bird** Price for the Sep & Nov 2024 Departures is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This price applies to twin share bookings only provided the booking is paid in full by 31 May 2024.

* Conditions apply: The Single Supplement Free Early Bird* Offer for the Sep & Nov 2024 Departures is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This price applies provided the booking is paid in full by 31 May 2024.

^ Included return airfares from Sydney to Norfolk Island are limited and are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Once the air allocation has been exhausted, an airfare surcharge may apply.

 

When the journey

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