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Colleen McCullough’s Norfolk Island Discovery

Discover the Norfolk Island that Colleen McCullough the world renowned author of 24 books called home for almost 36 years and visit her beloved property “Out Yenna”.

8 days from $2,825*

* PP Twin Share. Single add $320

Departure Date

  • October 19th, 2019

DAY 1 – Depart Brisbane – Arrive Norfolk Island

Departing from your home port today, you will arrive on Norfolk Island. On arrival, you will be met by our local tour operator – Pinetree Tours and transferred to Castaway Motel which will be your home base while on Norfolk. We then enjoy a welcome fruit punch on arrival before checking into your rooms and our dinner this evening at our motel.  Return Airfares included EX, BNE  ( D ) Castaways Motel

DAY 2 – Orientation Tour Convict Settlement

Our Half Day Orientation Tour is a must for every visitor. Visit historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge and much more. See and hear about the famous convict buildings, beautiful beaches and golf course, the renowned Melanesian Chapel. Enjoy views from scenic spots on this full commentary conducted tour. This afternoon we enjoy an in-depth tour of the historic Georgian Settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery and hear the history of interesting convict and colonial headstones. Dinner tonight is at Barney Duffy’s (B, MT, AT, D)

DAY 3 – Glass Bottom Boat Wonderland by Night

Christians Glass Bottom Boat today with a wonderful  view beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish inside the calm crystal waters of Norfolk’s lagoon. Then enjoy a BBQ Dinner at a scenic spot on Norfolk Island. Following dinner we view the Wonderland by Night

The setting is 10 acres of magical Norfolk pines and bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Meander along  (or ride in the ‘moon buggy’) a gentle winding path whilst a descendant of one of the Bounty mutineers recites poetry written by local poet Archie Bigg. The dioramas are lit up and the setting is magical. Afterwards enjoy a light supper. (B, D )

DAY 4 – Mutiny Cyclorama Island Fish Fry

Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama is an unforgettable experience. This is one of only a handful of paintings of this type in the world and is based on an art form made popular in the 1800’s. Walk inside the circular painting and be surrounded by the immense artwork. A spectacular 3D effect is achieved in this painting with its detailed artwork and realistic perspective and the story that traces the history of the Bounty leaving England through Tahiti, Pitcairn Island and arrival at Norfolk Island in 1856.  Late this afternoon enjoy a feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade bread & fresh fried fish, followed by Island desserts & tea or coffee. Enjoy some local entertainment, on our exclusive private property ‘Orn Daa Cliff’ on Norfolk’s western coastline. (B, D)

 

DAY 5 – Bush Breakfast – Progressive Dinner

This morning take a stroll through One Hundred Acres Reserve or for the more energetic, a leisurely 3.5km walk through scenic Mt Bates to Captain Cook Monument. If you prefer not to rise early and bush walk you’ll be picked up a little later and taken to join the walkers at Anson Bay as they return from their walk and where you’ll all enjoy a delicious breakfast barbecue on the clifftop.  The rest of the day is at leisure.  Tonight we enjoy a 3-course meal progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes. A fun night and a great way to meet the local people and sample some of the Island dishes. (B, D)

 

DAY 6 – Behind the Hedges

Travel to Anson Bay to visit a small hobby farm, which has been instrumental in improving our local livestock industry. Close by see a demonstration at Norfolk’s major pottery and browse at the Cottage Pottery shop. After a delicious morning tea at a scenic location, visit a beautiful private and commercial garden that supplies our local florists with stock. Finish the tour with a visit to a beautiful Banyan tree on a private property.  This afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner tonight at Paradise Hotel & Resort
(B, MT, D)

 

DAY 7 – Colleen McCullough Tour Night as a Convict

Colleen McCullough the world renowned author of 24 books called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years. Today you will visit her beloved property “Out Yenna”. You are escorted through her magnificent home and given 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 “Morgan’s Run”.  Night as a Convict is a must do.  Dress as a convict and join in with the Commandant for an evening of, feasting, singing and dancing. Great food and great fun. (Outfits supplied)   (B, D)

 

DAY 8 – Depart Norfolk Island

Unfortunately all good things come to and end and following breakfast, will be transferred  to the airport in time for your flight home.

Return Flights EX, BNE Included

  • Return Airfares ex BNE
  • 4*Castaways Motel Norfolk
  • Island Tour& Convict Settlement
  • Glass Bottom Boat & Island Fish Fry
  • Wonderland by Night
  • Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama
  • Progressive Dinner & Behind the Hedges
  • Colleen McCullough’s “Out Yenna”
  • Night as a Convict Dinner
  • Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff                

Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. A $450 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 60 days prior to departure. Full payment is also non refundable with in 45 days of departure. We highly recommend taking Travel Insurance. Please contact our office if you require travel insurance .