Norfolk Island Tour 2

Norfolk Island - Tour 2 - 9 days

10th October – 18th October, 2019

Welcome to our very popular 9 day Norfolk Island Tour for 2019. We stay 7 nights at Castaway. Norfolk Island is more than 1,500 kilometres east of the Australian mainland; the Island’s latitude approximates that of Lismore on the far north coast of New South Wales and it has a balmy, subtropical temperate climate. This beautiful island is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination each year.

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $4,825
Repeat clientele twin share  $4,775
Single supplement room  $730
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Return Flights: Melbourne to Norfolk Island via Sydney inc. Airport Taxes.
  • Quality accommodation; 1 night at The Stamford Plaza Airport Hotel - Sydney and 7 nights at Castaway, Norfolk Island.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Most meals: Full cooked breakfasts, morning teas or afternoon teas daily, light lunches and restaurant dinners. (4 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)
  • You may now travel to Norfolk Island on your Driver’s Licence or Government Identity Card, however you are unable to purchase any items Duty Free at the Sydney International Airport without a valid Passport.

Island Tour, Sound and Light Show, Free time to look at Markets, Convict Settlement Tour, Hili Goat Farm Tour, Progressive Dinner, Farm & Industry Tour, Yesterday Today Tour, Wonderland by Night, Cyclorama Experience 360o panoramic painting and Island Fish Fry.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAY

7 nights at Castaway, Norfolk Island.

 

CRUISE

Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.

 

Itinerary

MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY

 

With pickup from home we transfer to Melbourne Airport for our flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, we are transferred to our overnight accommodation, where we will enjoy dinner tonight. 

 

Refreshments in Flight. Lunch own expense/arrangement

OVERNIGHT: Stamford Plaza Airport Hotel, SYDNEY

SYDNEY TO NORFOLK

 

This morning we transfer to Sydney Airport to join our Air New Zealand flight to Norfolk Island. We are met by Pinetree Tours for transfer to the Castaway, our home for the next 7 nights. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Lunch in Flight.

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

HALF DAY ISLAND TOUR - SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW

 

This morning we enjoy a half day sightseeing tour around the island. This tour takes us back in history with a visit to the convict ruins of Norfolk Island’s famous penal settlement. We hear about the settlers who followed from Pitcairn Island and learn interesting facts about Norfolk Island. We visit the beautiful Melanesian Mission Chapel of St. Barnabas and enjoy morning tea at “Sarnim” which was built in 1860 by the grandson of mutineer Quintal.  After lunch this afternoon we have free time to explore at leisure. After dinner at our hotel, we enjoy the spectacular Sound and Light Show at Kingston.

 

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

LOCAL MARKETS - CONVICT SETTLEMENT TOUR

 

This morning we have time to explore the Markets if you wish. In the afternoon we enjoy a most interesting tour of the “Convict Settlement” at Kingston. Our guide will take us through the eras of convict settlement on the Island. We will walk through the cemetery and hear the history of various convict and colonial head stones, pass the houses along Quality Row and visit the restored Military Barracks. We walk through the ruins of the gaol and visit All Saints Church (with its beautiful stained glass windows), which was in convict times the Commissariat Store. Tonight we enjoy dinner at our accommodation.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement.

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

HILI GOAT FARM - PROGRESSIVE DINNER

 

We have the morning free to do whatever we would like. This afternoon we are going to visit Hili Goat Farm, a stunning cliff top property at Anson Bay, where they produce quality Dairy Goats Cheese. Come and meet the Cheeky Goats and wander though the Edible Gardens whilst they explain the Milking and Cheese making process and then sit down to a delicious Hilli Goat style Platter of freshly made Goats Cheese and edible delights that have been freshly picked from their very own back yard and you've experienced the Paddock to Plate way of life or "The Norfolk Whey”. Tonight we enjoy a 3 Course Progressive Dinner, visiting different Island homes - a great experience!

 

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

FARM & INDUSTRY TOUR - FREE TIME

 

Today we split into two groups with one group to join in a Farm and Industry Tour in  the morning whilst the other group will have free time. In the afternoon we swap over. The Farm and Industry tour is very popular and a highlight of our visit to Norfolk. We visit some of the new and unexpected industries on the Island.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement.

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

YESTERDAY TODAY TOUR - WONDERLAND BY NIGHT

 

This morning we will split into two separate groups with one having free time and the other joining the Yesterday Today Tour. This personalised tour with Max Hobbins covers the early years of Norfolk Island to the present day.  This will be explained by an audiovisual which is viewed on our air-conditioned bus. We will learn about the airport where hundreds of aircraft re-fuelled during World War II, the Cascade Whaling Industry and landing pier, Emily Bay where the ship “The Resolution” was built and launched in 1925, The St Barnabas Chapel the Melanesian Mission Training College and so much more on this interesting and informative tour. Tonight we enjoy the “Wonderland by Night” tour which is set in acres of magical Norfolk Pines and bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Meander along a winding pathway with Archie, a descendent of the Bounty Mutineers, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement.

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

CYCLORAMA - GLASS BOTTOM BOAT ISLAND FISH FRY

 

This morning we pop in to see the Cyclorama and experience the totally unique 360o panoramic painting that will take you on an amazing journey. Feel like you’re really there witnessing the Bounty adventures and discover how the world’s most famous mutiny created the Pitcairn and Norfolk communities. Conceived by Norfolk Islander Marie Bailey, this gigantic panoramic painting vividly illustrates the story of her ancestor Fletcher Christian, the famous Mutiny on the Bounty and the descendants who settled on Pitcairn and Norfolk Island. Today we all take a glass bottom boat cruise around Emily and Slaughter Bays - a feature is the beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish in calm waters inside the reef. We then head off for a most memorable and unique evening, starting with a special “Island Fish Fry”. This is conducted on the cliff top as the sun sets over Norfolk’s western coastline.

 

OVERNIGHT: Castaway, NORFOLK ISLAND

RETURN HOME

 

This morning we have morning tea at our accommodation before being transferred to the airport. We board our Air New Zealand flight to Sydney, then transferring to the domestic terminal for our ongoing flight homeward bound to Melbourne with Qantas. As usual our chauffeurs will be waiting to return us home with memories of a unique, relaxing and rewarding holiday.

Norfolk Island Tour 2 2019

Norfolk Island Tour 2 2019

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  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
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  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
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 Balance due on invoice approx 70 days prior to departure.

 

Deposit is non-refundable. 

Cancellation within 70 days or less , No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

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