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A week on Norfolk

Three different tour dates

In 2018, we have three week-long tours planned - Direct Flights ex Auckland to Norfolk

  •  Thursday 25 October – 01 November ; Tour escort Mel Beresford (LIMTED SPACES)
  • Thursday 01 – 08 November; Tour escort Liz Gillette
  • Thursday 08 – 15 November; Tour escort Jan Yelchich

Top Five Reasons to Visit

  •  Norfolk, a diverse island with a picturesque coastline, is an outdoor paradise – an ideal location for a week away.
  •  National Parks, Botanical Gardens, public reserves and walking trails are interspersed with the unique Norfolk Island Pines.
  •  Birdlife is plentiful with land, water and sea species including terns, kestrels and gulls, red rosellas and one of the world’s rarest birds – the Green Parrot, brought back from distinction by dedication and conservation.
  •  For sea lovers - tours, cruises, kayaking, swimming and snorkelling will make your stay more enjoyable.|Also there is the opportunity to go fishing or play golf.
  •  Emily Beach – an ideal swimming and snorkelling location, rock pools and glass-bottomed boat viewing.

Your travel itinerary

Thursday                    Auckland – Norfolk Island D

Depart Auckland on Air Chathams to arrive on Norfolk Island mid-afternoon. Transfer to hotel for a seven night stay. Enjoy a poolside Welcome Dinner.

Friday                       Norfolk Island B
After a leisurely breakfast begin with a half-day familiarising tour. Afternoon free before dinner at the local RSA (own expense)

Saturday                    Norfolk Island B D
This morning includes a trip to the Cyclorama, one of Norfolk Island’s most popular attractions, Devonshire tea at local café. Afternoon free to pursue your own activities before your Progressive dinner tonight.

Sunday                      Norfolk Island B D
Morning free with an afternoon Convict Settlement Tour. Enjoy a fun evening with ‘The Night as a Convict Dinner and show.’

Monday                      Norfolk Island B D
Begin the day with an early morning bush walk and Clifftop Barbeque breakfast. Afternoon free. Dinner at the hotel followed by Wonderland by Night.

Tuesday                     Norfolk Island B D
After breakfast enjoy a ‘Behind the Hedges Tour’ with the afternoon free. This evening enjoy the special Island Fish Fry dinner.

Wednesday                  Norfolk Island B D

A day at leisure before a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Thursday                    Norfolk Island – Auckland B
After breakfast depart for the airport for a return flight to Auckland arriving mid-afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Return economy flights with Air Chathams
  • Seven night’s accommodation at the South Pacific Resort
  • Transfers as specified
  • Orientation tour
  • Night as Convict Dinner and show
  • Fletchers Mutiny Cyclorama visit + Devonshire tea
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Island Fish Fry Dinner
  • Breakfast bush walk
  • Wonderland by night
  • Behind the Hedges tour
  • Afternoon Convict Settlement tour
  • Daily cooked breakfasts, one BBQ breakfast, six dinners
  • Pukekohe Travel Escort – subject to 20 people travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Standard Garden Room      $2,825  +$495
 Superior Room  $2,955  +$525

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (please ask us for a quote)
  • Airline and airport taxes (approx $125)
  • Meals not specified

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on one of the tours
  • Full payment is due no later than 07 September 2018

Cancellations

  • From the date of booking to 07 September 2018 – loss of deposit
  • After 07 September 2018 – no refund

Travel Insurance

  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please contact us for a quote.

General Information

History and Culture

  •  The past plays a large part in the Norfolk way of life – highlighted by museums, churches, sound and light shows, re-enactments, ruins, buildings and structures. 
  • Their history dates back to the 1800s, convict settlements and the Mutiny on the Bounty.

Their history is divided into eras

  • Pre-1788 – evidence of Polynesian settlement
  • First Colonial settlement 1788 – 1814
  • Second Penal settlement 1825 – 1855
  • Third Pitcairn settlement 1856 – present day
  •  Visitors become very much absorbed in their way of life and enjoy seeing how the past is influencing the future.

 Cyclorama - one of Norfolk’s leading attractions

  •  • This pictorial 360˚ panorama with 3D effects, highlights the culture and history of the island in a special way.
  •  •The show takes you on a historic journey including the famous 1789 Mutiny on the Bounty which created the Norfolk and Pitcairn communities.
  •  • The history from the discovery by Captain James Cook in 1774 to this island paradise becoming a harsh penal colony in the late 1700s will intrigue.

Friendly Locals

  •  The population of the Norfolk is around 1750 and locals are proud of their heritage and welcome visitors to share their island paradise with others. You will be greeted with a smile and a welcome that will make you realise how they value you visiting. Norfolk is sometimes known as “An English Island in the Pacific.”

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Accommodation Details

Standard Garden Room

  • Well-equipped, • King / Double / Single / Twin • 18 sq m (approx.)

 Superior Room

  • Well-equipped • King & Single / Queen & Single •29 sq m (approx.)• valley view with balcony •


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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