Our previous Norfolk departures have sold out in record time. Due to popular demand, we’re thrilled to release a new date. Once again, we’ve handpicked each element to ensure you experience the absolute best of Norfolk Island. Join us for this exclusive tour as we celebrate Thanksgiving this November.
Embark on a culinary adventure of the island’s paddock-to-plate food culture while exploring some of the most iconic sights of the Island. Learn about the convict history and influences of Australian and Polynesian ancestry all the while soaking up the incredible scenery and enviable view of the coastline.
Welcome to incredible Norfolk Island.
Immerse yourself within the beauty of the coral reef that encircles the island. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of colour of the underwater world within Emily and Slaughter Bay as we cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat.
This property once belonged to famed Australian author, Colleen McCullough, who wrote “The Thornbirds”. Colleen loved the tranquillity of the island, and this is evident on this exclusive access experience. It is here that inspired creativity for her popular books.
These World Heritage Listed areas display monumental historic significance, having been the main hub of convict settlement between 1788-1855. It is sure to impress, as you explore the historic colonial era buildings, ruins, and museums.
Celebrate just like a local with our exclusive thanksgiving experience that follows the traditions passed on by from generation to generation and enjoy the festivities and culinary delights. Watch as the island comes together to give thanks at a morning service followed by a picnic lunch complete with all the trimmings.
As this is an exclusive, one-off departure there are special booking conditions that apply. The details are outlined below. Please take the time to read through the below and contact us for any further information on any aspect of the tour.
Secure your place on this one-off special tour with a holding deposit of just $99 p.p.
The current price quoted is for the land portion of your tour and does not include the cost of flights from Australia
When this tour reaches minimum numbers, we will contact you to discuss the additional cost of your flight options
If you decide to arrange your own flights, it's important you don't book these until we have made contact to let you know this tour is guaranteed to depart
A second deposit of $400 will be required to secure the tour and airfare
If flight options and extra costs are not suitable, we understand and will refund your $99 deposit
Chef Julien Vasseur, an organic cookery advocate has relocated to the Island to establish a new cooking school that specialises in paddock to plate cooking. We are thrilled to be amongst the first visitors and participate in a hands-on Masterclass with the Chef himself! Learn tips and tricks on preparing authentic Asian street food and then, the best bit, relish in your creations!
Norfolk is famed for its organic, local produce. One of the best parts of travel is experiencing local flavours and delicacies, and Norfolk will not disappoint. Travel around the island to meet locals and learn about their ‘paddock to plate’ approach. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of how to make green banana fritters, drizzled with local honey of course!
Norfolk is known for its beautiful island seascapes and of course the fresh produce. Why not enjoy both? Take a seat at on one of the Islands best picnic spots and enjoy an afternoon of fresh local food to the sounds of live music.
Welcome to Norfolk Island. You will be greeted by a Wendy Wu Tours driver and taken to your hotel. Start your evening with a 2-course welcome dinner at one of the Island’s well known local restaurants. Note: Itinerary inclusions will be the same regardless of day of arrival, however the day on which they occur may vary. Please see more detail in respective tour dossiers.
Today visit the one of Norfolk’s most popular attractions – Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama; a unique 360-degree painting that brings to life the history of the Island and its locals. The remarkable 360-degree view will impress you with its realistic artistry. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and take the time to wonder around the Island at your own pace before sitting down to enjoy a meal at the Homestead Restaurant, famed for its ‘cooking over embers’ that locks in the delicious flavours of the local fare.
In the morning enjoy an orientation drive through the most important landmarks, with some photo opportunities for our budding photographers. Afterwards, cruise within the lagoon of Emily and Slaughter Bays. Here you will witness the beautiful coral gardens as you cruise the crystal-clear pristine waters of the lagoon on a glass-bottom boat. In the evening enjoy a traditional island BBQ at a scenic location, before our lantern-lit ghost tour where we learn about some of the Islands notorious characters.
Explore the World Heritage Listed area of Kingston. Learn about our first settlers; the Polynesians who arrived 900 years ago as well as the First and Second settlements and hear the legends associated with each. Discover how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny and walk through the historic cemetery. Next, it’s time for lunch – with a twist! Roll up your sleeves and enjoy an exclusive masterclass with Chef Julien Vasseur, an organic cookery advocate who has recently relocated to the Island to establish a new cooking school specialising in paddock to plate cooking. Be one of the first to participate in this interactive and immersive experience. Afterwards, take a well-deserved break as you sit down to enjoy your creations. Our busy day of exploring isn't over just yet! This evening, our incredible setting will see you travel back in time and dine at the elegantly restored Georgian house at No.9 Quality Row, right on the beautiful Kingston foreshore. Take part in a fun-filled, interactive real-life game of Cluedo – aptly titled “Who Killed the Surveyor?”
Visit famed author Colleen McCullough's beloved property “Out Yenna.” After the success of her cult Aussie novel and subsequent movie ‘The Thorn Birds’, Colleen sought refuge in the tranquillity of her island home. As part of this exclusive access experience, you have the chance to see the property first hand, and appreciate why this spot inspired creativity for so many of her popular books. Later this afternoon join a museum exploration within the Kingston Heritage Area. Wander through renovated buildings that date back to the early 1800’s, learning more about the island’s unique settlement history. View archaeological artifacts discovered on the Heritage Kingston and Arthurs Vale historic area (KAVHA) site and uncover their links to the Polynesian First settlers and the convict settlers that followed in the late 1700s. Finish your day with a fun, interactive dinner theatre, where the performers take you on a journey back in time and share the generational stories of times past. The Commandants dinner of traditional English fare will leave you in stiches from the laughter!
This morning join the locals at the Church of England Thanksgiving Service at the historic All Saints Church at Kingston which is beautifully decorated with local produce. Norfolk Island is the only country outside the United States that celebrates Thanksgiving Day, dating back to the time when American whalers were living on Norfolk Island. It’s then time to join the celebrations with a traditional Island picnic lunch. You’ll sample some traditional Norfolk delights and enjoy complimentary red and white wine.
This morning take part in a relaxed, scenic bushwalk through the National Park. Take in the beauty of the dramatic seascapes, the lush Norfolk Pines towering above and the unique flora and fauna that call the island home. Walk along the Bridle Track to Captain Cook’s Memorial and keep your camera handy! Breakfast will be served alfresco, BBQ style. In the afternoon embark on a foodie adventure as you meet passionate local farmers and sample their organic produce from delicious fresh honey to fruits and veggies. Enjoy this evening with a traditional Island Fish Fry, a welcoming Polynesian feast filled with dancing and atmosphere. Afterwards enjoy the first retelling of the island's history, when Bounty Mutineer Descendants first landed on Norfolk on a leisurely coach ride around the Historic area of Kingston.
Today, you will experience a personalised garden exploration that will enthral any garden enthusiast. First, step behind the scenes of a busy flower market and then venture out to a secluded old Island home and marvel at the beauty and colour of its surrounding gardens, still irrigated by a hand dug well from the convict era. Later this afternoon transfer to the airport.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Places Visited: Norfolk Island (7N)
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
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