Why not partake of some extra yuletide cheer and enjoy the festive season twice this year?! Spend a week on rugged Norfolk Island with its stunning scenery, sandy beaches and jagged cliffs AND have an extra Christmas as well! Home of the Norfolk Island Pine (which makes a great Christmas tree by the way!) there is so much to see and do – and all at your own pace. We’ve included some great accommodation, a hire car so you can explore, some fabulous tours that you won’t want to miss, and to top it all off a sumptuous Christmas dinner with all the trimmings at Paradise Hotel & Resort. Chase away those winters blues and have some fun in this pacific paradise instead.
Day 1, Depart Home Port for Norfolk Island
Departing your home port today as per your pre-arranged flights. On arrival in to Norfolk you will be meet by the Island Hosts, Pine Tree Tours and transferred to your accommodation. Your Hire Car will be available at your accommodation. Dinner tonight is at your own arrangements and jump in your car for a drive around the town.
Day 2, Pinetree Tours Half Day Orientation Tour
This morning we 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, local Government laws and lifestyle. Enjoy views from scenic spots on this full commentary conducted tour. Morning tea is included. Lunch today is own arrangements and the afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3, Explore Norfolk at your Leisure
Jump in your hire car today and take a drive around this amazing Island.
Tour Optional Extra: Convict Settlement Tour
Join us on 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, hear stories of the houses along Quality Row. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol; see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill. Afternoon tea included.
Day 4, Explore Norfolk at your Leisure
The day is at leisure today and jump in your hire car today and take a drive around this amazing Island. Tonight will be a two-course dinner with entertainment at a local hotel. (D)
Day 5, At Leisure / Island Fish Fry Dinner
The day is at leisure today and then this afternoon enjoy a dinner 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’. (D)
Day 6, Breakfast Bush Walk / Dinner Paradise Hotel
This morning take your choice of 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 and returning to your hotel mid-morning. The rest of the day is at leisure and then tonight there will be an island style dinner with entertainment at the Paradise Hotel. (B, D)
Tour Optional Extra: Island Culture Tour
From the mutineer ancestors and their Tahitian wives came the arts of woodcraft, weaving, cooking and our Norfolk language. See a wood turning demonstration, visit an island home where you will learn about the island cooking. An island weaving demonstration and a presentation on the Norfolk language will follow the afternoon tea break.
Day 7, Christmas Dinner Merry Christmas in July
The day is at leisure and then tonight enjoy a festive delicious Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.
Tour Optional Extra: Behind the Hedges Tour
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.
Day 8, Depart Norfolk Island for Home Port
It is time to bid farewell to your new found friends and this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home following your fantastic Christmas in July.
Return Airfares EX, BNE, SYD
Return Airport Transfers on Norfolk
8 Days Car Hire & Island Orientation Tour
Accommodation at Ocean Breeze Hotel
Double/Twin, Single ADD $470