2025 Norfolk Island

2025 Norfolk Island

Progressive Dinners, Peaceful Pine Trees and Perfect Sun Sets You Will Wish You Were a Local.

8 Days

8th – 15th April 2025

From $4,365*

Be immersed in the warm embrace of local living and discover the rich heritage of the landscape from steep ocean clifftops and patches of sub-tropical rainforest set amongst convict ruins and the famous Norfolk Pines

8 days – Twin / Double $4365
Single $4985
Deposit $500.00pp

Inc Airfares – Brisbane – Norfolk – Brisbane
Inc – Home p/up & return*
*Brisbane > Sunshine Coast Regions

Itinerary

Day 1: Brisbane To Norfolk Island - Tuesday 8 April 2025 (D)

Welcome to our 8 day Norfolk Island adventure. Making our way to the international airport we prepare to board our short flight. It is not long before iconic pine trees and green hills of Norfolk Island come into view from our window and our anticipation will begin to build.  Warmly greeted by a representative from Baunti Tours, we are transferred to our accommodation at the Paradise Hotel & Resort where we unpack and settle in for the next 7 nights. Nestled within superbly landscaped gardens, this well-presented resort has the perfect surroundings and facilities to ease ourselves into our south pacific holiday. The hotel welcomes us with afternoon tea refreshments then we’re free to enjoy a rest from our travels. Tonight we take our dinner seats in the onsite restaurant ready to be spoilt.

Dinner in Hotel
Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island (0011 6723 22177)

Day 2: Introduction To Norfolk Island - Wednesday 9 April (BHTD)

We wake to the peaceful sound of birds, a terrific way to start the day. Embarking on the Discover Our World tour we will be introduced to the island to set the scene for our stay. Our tour includes a visit to the convict buildings in historic Kingston and St Barnabas Chapel, built from the ruins of the New Gaol.  The afternoon tour is for the literature lovers. We visit the property of the late Colleen McCullough for a look into her world. The widely known author of 24 books called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years. She and husband, Norfolk Islander Ric Robinson, created a luxurious hideaway and maintained their privacy to ensure that Colleen had the perfect environment for her writing. Some of her most powerful titles were created in this much loved sanctuary.  As we are escorted through her beloved property “Out Yenna” we can view the priceless collection of artefacts gathered on their travels and see where she worked into the wee hours creating the incredible tales that have sold in their millions.   Dinner this evening is at the Resort.

Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel

Day 3: Breakfast In The Bush & Books - Thursday 10 April (BD)

We have a different breakfast setting this morning as we are taken on a gentle-paced walk through a diverse habitat from rainforest to the Captain Cook Memorial. As we ramble along the track our guide will identify local grasses, ferns, shrubs as well as bird species. Our efforts will be rewarded with a delicious barbeque breakfast with all the trimmings. It will be a wonderful way to start our day. The afternoon is spent at the Pitcairn Settlers Village. Experience what life was like for Norfolk Island’s most recent settlers, the Pitcairners and their descendants at one of the last few remaining original settler’s properties. Light refreshments are included during our visit.

Breakfast on tour| Dinner in Hotel

Day 4: Norfolk Today & The Progressive Dinner - Friday 11 April (BD)

This morning we join the Gardeners Delight Tour, a personalised tour journeying behind the scenes of bounty mutineer descendants, experiencing four gardens each a labour of love with inspirational stories.  Morning tea is served at a scenic location.  The afternoon is ours to do as we wish. Explore Burnt Pine and wander through the shops. 

Tonight we enjoy an evening with some locals and join a Progressive Dinner. We are welcomed into the homes of Norfolk Islanders to enjoy their hospitality, treated to a three course dinner and listen to their wonderful stories of island life.

Breakfast in Hotel | Dinner on tour

Day 5: Local Art & Feasts - Saturday 12 April (BD)

This morning we visit the stunning 360° panoramic painting at Cyclorama which continues to impress with its ‘wow’ factor. It brings to life the Bounty mutiny and the history of the Norfolk Island people.  

Later we transfer to a very special spot – the clifftop destination of Forresters Court, overlooking Cascade Bay. Our visit here will be another tour highlight as we enjoy a delicious High Tea. Served on their magnificent lawns, we’ll enjoy decadent food, a glass of sparkling wine and the glorious scenery. A beautifully presented setting with linen and fine china we enjoy our tea and coffee and a selection of local liqueurs to round out our indulgent afternoon.  Tonight, we dine under the stars so we set off to the western side of the island for the wonderful Island Fish Feast. Perched on the clifftop above Anson Bay we will have an eagle-eyed view of the tiny crescent shaped beach and the magnificent spread of ocean stretching to the far horizon. We’ll enjoy paddock to plate freshness including local fish, prepared the local way! Be charmed by an entertainer and Tahitian-style dancers before returning to our hotel.

Breakfast in Hotel | High Tea lunch| Dinner on tour

Day 6: The Convict Past Of Norfolk Island - Sunday 13 April (BD)

We have time to enjoy a wander through the markets this morning and see what’s on offer or attend a local church service.  The afternoon’s Convict Kingston Tour returns us to Kingston to hear about the first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago and the facts and legends associated with the first and second convict settlements.  Returning to our hotel, refresh and relax prior to dinner.

Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel

Day 7: Gardens Above & Below The Water - Monday 14 April (BD)

This morning we join the Norfolk Today Tour and learn how Norfolk Islanders live in the 21st century and make life on this tiny South Pacific Island possible. How is petrol and gas brought to the island? How is the island powered? This is a behind the scenes tour where we’ll meet the locals and see how Norfolk plays a role in the worldwide weather monitoring as well as visiting the community radio station.  Later today we are picked up for our unique Glass Bottom Boat tour. Once we’ve “walked the plank” with these ‘mutineer descendants’ it takes a minute to get to the Reef. View beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish inside the calm crystal waters of Norfolk’s lagoon. Our guide will provide interesting commentary on this environmental tour. Dinner is at our resort before retiring for the evening.

Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel

Day 8: Norfolk Island To Brisbane - Tuesday 15 April (B)

Packing our belongings we farewell our lovely hosts. Before heading to the airport we take in a treasure chest of history. The Bounty Museum is an Aladdin’s Cave of inspiring stories stretching back to 1788.  Learn how the Norfolk Island flag came to be and pour over bounty memorabilia building a picture of how life looked in those early days compared to that of Norfolk Island today.    Arriving at the Norfolk Island airport we prepare for our return flight to Brisbane. (QF184 NLK 1645 – BNE 1710) Once our flight lands, we clear customs and immigration then head for home, completing our fabulous Norfolk Island tour.

Breakfast in Hotel

The itinerary may be subject to change without notice. Whilst every effort is made to adhere to the itinerary as provided, CT Travel reserves the right to alter the touring and attractions as dictated by circumstances and conditions outside the company’s control. Alterations may be made to ensure the smooth running of the tour. Every attempt will be made to ensure alterations do not adversely affect the operation of the tour. CT Travel will not be held responsible for weather-based cancellations, or those closures made at a venue’s discretion.

Tour Inclusions

  • Home p/up & return * (conditions Apply)
  • Return Coach transfers – Sunshine Coast to Brisbane Airport
  • Return Economy Airfares – Brisbane / Norfolk Isl
  • 7 night’s hotel accommodation
  • 6 cooked hotel breakfasts plus one other
  • 7 dinners included 4x hotel dinners and 3x other
  • 1 included lunch
  • Meet and Greet on Norfolk Island Airport and transfer to Paradise Hotel & Resort with Baunti Tours
  • Island Orientation Tour (Discover Our World)
  • High tea at Forresters Court and Transfers
  • Breakfast Bushwalk
  • Colleen McCullough Home Tour
  • Pitcairn Settlers Village
  • Norfolk Today Tour
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Cyclorama visit with
  • Baunti Island Fish Fry   
  • Return transfers to Island Markets Sundays
  • Convict Kingston Tour
  • Gardeners Delight Tour
  • Glass Bottom Boat including transfers
  • Entry to Baunti Folk Museum

Confirmed Accommodation

  • Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island (7 nights)

Airline

  • Qantas

Cancellation Policies

  • VALID PHOTO ID REQUIRED – Drivers Licence or passport
  • Qantas – once deposits become non-refundable any cancellation after this period forfeits the deposit.

Coolum Tours & Travel advises:

  • The Airline ( Qantas) reserves the right to amend their schedule and airfares without notice
  • The airfares and applicable government taxes may change without notice
  • Norfolk Island is now classified as part of Australia however travel is still via the international airports and international terminals.
  • Medicare covers Norfolk Island.
  • Coolum Tours & Travel does not accept any responsibility for damage to or loss of personal belongings and suggests that suitable insurance is advisable for protection of the same
  • Coolum Tours & Travel does not accept any responsibility or liability for delays, accidents, injury, irregularity, or damage caused by other transport / touring companies used as part of this tour or the weather.

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