2023 Norfolk Island

2023 Norfolk Island

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

9 Days

1 – 9 May 2023

From $3710*

9 days
Twin / Double $TBA pp
Single $TBA
Deposit $500.00

Itinerary

Day 1: Brisbane - Monday 01 May 2023 (D)

Welcome to our 9 day Norfolk Island adventure. With an early flight from Brisbane International Airport tomorrow morning we travel to Brisbane this afternoon to enable an early start.

Overnighting at the Royal on the Park Hotel we get to know our fellow travellers over dinner tonight and look forward to the adventure to Norfolk Island.

Day 2: Brisbane To Norfolk Island - Tuesday 02 May 2023 (BD)

Making our way to the international airport we prepare to board the short flight across to Norfolk Island. We arrive on the island mid-afternoon and warmly greeted by a representative from Baunti Tours. From the airport we are driven to our accommodation at the Paradise Hotel & Resort. Nestled within superbly landscaped gardens, this well-presented resort has the perfect surroundings and facilities to ease ourselves into our south pacific holiday. Unpack and settle in for

the next 7 nights. Enjoy a rest from our travels or take a wander around the resort to see what’s on offer.  Tonight, we take our seats in the onsite restaurant ready to be spoilt.

Dinner in Hotel …  Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island

Day 3: Discover Magical Norfolk Island - Wednesday 03 May (BD)

We wake to the peaceful sound of birds, a terrific way to start the day. Collected by Baunti Tours, we head off 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’s Convict Kingston Tour returns to Kingston and 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 4: Breakfast In The Bush & Books - Thursday 04 May (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. Our next 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. 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.   Dinner this evening is back at our resort.

Breakfast on tour| Dinner in Hotel

Day 5: Gardens & Goats - Friday 05 May (BD)

Gardeners Delight is a personalised tour journeying behind the scenes of bounty mutineer descendants, experiencing a market garden complete with a flower garden and an orchard.  A secluded old island home surrounded by the most amazing gardens, are irrigated by a hand dug well which was dug in the convict era.  Next stop is a labour of love that is inspirational.  We visit a picturesque garden with amazing views.  Morning tea is served at a scenic location.  The four gardens visited have all been well received by Gardening Australia.  Next we visit a clean, green and sustainable dairy goat farm. We meet Emily from the Hilli Goat – the Norfolk Whey and her cheeky goats for an enchanting afternoon. Witness the happy and healthy goats being milked, walk the edible garden and see the cheese making. It is a fun and interesting tour with an array of delicious treats, served on the front deck of her home.  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 6: Explore Norfolk Through Art & A Fish Feast - Saturday 06 May (BD)

Our morning is free to do as we wish. Wander through the Burnt Pine shops or simply relax at the resort.  This afternoon 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.  

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 & Dinner in Hotel

Day 7: Clifftop Views & High Tea - Sunday 07 May (BHTD)

Following some time to wander through the markets, 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. Our day complete, we return to Burnt Pine.

Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel | High Tea lunch

Day 8: Norfolk Island Today - Monday 08 May (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 9: Norfolk Island To Brisbane - Tuesday 09 May (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. Once our flight lands, we clear customs and immigration then head for home, completing our fabulous Norfolk Island tour.

Breakfast in Hotel

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days of some attractions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.

Tour Highlights

  • Home p/up & return * (conditions Apply)
  • Return Coach transfers – Sunshine Coast to Brisbane Airport
  • Return Economy Airfares – Brisbane / Norfolk Isl
  • 8 night’s motel accommodation
  • 8 cooked motel breakfasts
  • 5 motel dinners – 3 other dinners included
  • Baunti Tours Airport meet and greet and return
  • Baunti Tours Progressive Dinner (3 course)
  • Baunti Tours Discover Our World
  • Baunti Tours Convict Kingston Tour
  • Pinetree Tours Wonderland by Night
  • Baunti Tours Pitcairn Settlers Village
  • Baunti Tours Island Fish Feast with transfers
  • Baunti Tours Gardeners Delight
  • Baunti Tours The Hilli Goat – The Norfolk Whey
  • Baunti Tours Cyclorama
  • Baunti Tours Traditional Dinner
  • Baunti Tours High Tea at Forresters Court
  • Baunti Tours Norfolk Today Tour
  • Baunti Tours Glass Bottom Boat
  • Baunti Tours Colleen McCullough Home Tour

Accommodation

  • Royal on the Park. Brisbane
  • Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island

Airline

  • Qantas

Cancellation Policies

  • VALID PHOTO ID REQUIRED – passport preferred
  • Qantas – once deposits become non-refundable any cancellation after this period forfeits the deposit.
  • Once ticketed, any passenger cancellation will be refunded the air taxes only.
  • Accommodation cancelled within 30 days has a 100% cancellation fee applicable
  • Touring on Norfolk – within 7 days 100% cancellation fee applies

Coolum Tours & Travel advises:

  • The Airline 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.
  • 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
  • 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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