Norfolk Island Tours – 8 Day Discovery Tour

All Norfolk Island tours are magical, but this Discovery Tour is extra special and can be taken at any time during the year!  The tour departs from  Sydney direct on Mondays or Fridays and Brisbane direct on Tuesdays or Saturday. (Melbourne is via Brisbane)

Tour Itinerary (Please note that the days of tours will be confirmed at the time of booking – this is an example only.)

Day 1

Today you depart from the Sydney/Brisbane International Terminal to connect with your Air New Zealand flight to Norfolk Island.

Upon arrival Pinetree Tours will meet you at Norfolk Island Airport and transfer you to your accommodation.

6.30pm        Fletcher’s Fate

A fascinating evening of interactive theatre, intrigue & mystery.  This entertaining play, examining the possible last movements and final whereabouts of the famous mutineer, Fletcher Christian , is dramatically acted out by a 6 character cast over a sumptuous 3 course dinner.

Day 2

9.00am     Pinetree’s Half-Day Tour

This is a must for all visitors to Norfolk, visit Historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge & much more.

See & hear about the famous Convict Buildings, beautiful beaches & golf course, the renowned Melanesian Chapel our Government, laws & lifestyle.

Enjoy views from scenic spots on this full commentary conducted tour.

Rest for delicious Morning Tea (optional and at own cost) in the garden of an historic island home built by Fletcher Christine & Matthew Quintal.

1.00pm        Island Culture Tour

Experience the culture of our forebears!  From our Mutineer ancestors & their Tahitian wives came the arts of wood craft, weaving, cooking & our Norfolk language. On this tour you see a woodturning demonstration using Norfolk timber & visit an Island home where you will learn about our cooking.  An Island weaving weaving demonstration & a presentation on the Norfolk Ianguage will follow the afternoon tea break.

7:15pm    Wonderland by Night

The setting is 10 acres of magical Norfolk Pines & bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Meander along (or ride in the ‘Moon Buggy’) a gentle winding path with Archie,a descendant of the Bounty Mutineers, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas.

Day 3

8.30am        Behind the Hedges

Travel to Anson Bay to visit a small hobby farm, which has been  instrumental in improving the 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 florist with stock.

Exclusive to Pinetree Tours visit “Sweeties” and learn how chocolate is made on Norfolk.

Free afternoon

4.45pm        Island Fish Fry

Enjoy a feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade bread and fresh fried fish, followed by Island desserts and tea / coffee.

Watch the sunset from Puppy’s Point on Norfolk’s beautiful western coastline.

Day 4

8.30am        Glass Bottom Boat Tour of the Lagoon

Two Norfolk Islanders, Donald & John, will share their knowledge of Norfolk’s unique marine life. Once you’ve ‘walked the plank’ with these ‘mutineer descendants’ it takes 60 seconds (yes one minute!) to be at the reef. View beautiful coral gardens & tropical fish inside the calm crystal waters of Norfolk’s lagoon. Donald & John provide full & interesting commentary on this environmental tour.

6.00pm        Progressive Dinner To Island Homes

Enjoy a 3 course meal progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes.   A fun night and a great way to meet the local people, & sample some of the Island dishes.

Day 5

7.30am        Breakfast Bushwalk

Make your choice of a stroll through Hundred Acres Reserve or for the more energetic, a leisurely 3.5km walk through Mt. Bates to Captain Cook monument. At the end of the walks we meet on the cliff-top for a delicious breakfast barbeque.

1:00pm    Farm & Industry Tour

Go behind tourism and see a selection of local industries- the islands largest market garden & piggery, Helen Reddy’s aquaponics, a state of the art Kentia Palm nursery that exports to Europe, and a soft drink manufacturer & more exclusive venues.

Refreshments provided.

7.30pm        Mutiny On The Bounty Show

See descendants of the Mutineers bring the story of the famed “ Mutiny On The Bounty” and historic events to life in a one & a half-hour show performed in an outdoor amphitheater on Norfolk’s western coastline.

Day 6

Free Morning

1.00pm        Convict Settlement Tour

Join us on an in-depth tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery & hear the history of interesting convict & colonial headstones, hear stories of the houses along quality row. Walk through the ruins of the new goal, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill.  Afternoon tea included.

5.45pm        Night As A Convict

A fun night out for all ages, dress as a convict & join with the commandant for an evening of feasting & singing. Great food, great fun (outfit supplied).

This is the most popular feature dinner on Norfolk.

Day 7

9.00am        Christian’s 4WD Tour

Join John & his Island staff – all direct descendants of the Bounty Mutineers; on an exciting 3 hour tour to points of Norfolk, accessible only by 4WD. This back of beyond tour takes you through private properties and the national park featuring spectacular scenery, native flora and bird life. It also includes delicious homemade cakes with tea & coffee at a beautiful Island home.

Don’t expect a rough race through the scrub.  Drivers are conscientious and very knowledgeable. All vehicles are comfortable modern 4WD’s. A great tour for everyone.

Free afternoon

7.15pm    Sound & Light Show

Nightfall at Kingston brings a different mood to the convict settlement.

The stillness and the stars are there just as they were before mankind arrived in 1788. However, with the dramatic use of real life sounds,  theatrical lighting and costumed actors, the stillness is broken as Pinetree Tours takes you through the horrifying decades of Norfolk Island’s convict era.

At leisure during your Island stay (using own transport)   Museum Pass

This flexible, multiple entry pass allows entry to four of Norfolk Island’s World Heritage Buildings. Explore at your own pace and discover the Island’s turbulent past and today’s living culture.

Day 8

Time TBA     Transfer to Airport by Pinetree Tours.

Today it is bags packed, and we are transferred to Norfolk Island Airport for our Air New Zealand homeward bound flight to Sydney/Brisbane.

Tour Itinerary is a sample order

This Tour Itinerary is a sample order and as such, is subject to change in order depending upon time of year taken and Tour Company schedule.**

Prices:  Based on Twin Share: $2580.00 per person (Seasonal accommodation and airline specials are sometimes available which can reduce this price) for all of the above and inclusions below.

Travelling alone? No problem! Contact us for sole occupancy pricing.
All prices are subject to availability and price confirmation at the time of booking (packages are based on our airline seating and accommodation being available).

Included In Your Tour Price!

  • Return Airfares ex: Sydney or Brisbane to Norfolk Island, incl. all taxes ex: Australia.
  • 7 nights accommodation on Norfolk Island
  • Full Breakfast daily.
  • Dinner on some nights as per the above Itinerary.
  • A hire car for the duration of your stay, including all compulsory charges
  •  All touring included as per the above Itinerary.

Travel insurance is separate and highly recommended.

Deposit Required

Please be advised a non refundable deposit of $1,000 p/p (or $1500.00 p/p from other ports) is required to our office within 5 days of making a booking and final payment is due 2 months prior to departure.

We can tailor make any Group Travel

Norfolk Select Marketing can tailor make any Group Tour Itineraries as requested, and group tours can be arranged from a minimum of 10 Passengers

Please compare our inclusions, and you will see what great value for money we offer, and you will find it very hard to beat our products, pricing and service.

Please note we can tailor make this package to suit individual travel plans, please contact our office so we can take your unique travel requirements into consideration.

Enquire Today

Contact us on 1800 724 400 or using the Contact Form below.