We have crafted a new specialty tour that celebrates an undiscovered Aussie paradise. Welcome to Norfolk Island.
Tucked away between Australia and New Zealand, this island paradise will surprise and delight at every turn. Join us for an exploration through its iconic seascapes, sparkling turquoise waters, historical landmarks, and a true paddock to plate food culture. The unique mix of Aussie and Polynesian ancestry is evident through the friendly, happy nature of the locals waiting to welcome you.
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Look out into the blue, marvel at the verdant treetops up above, step into the historic folklore and savour the delights of fresh, local produce. There’s so much to see and do, that we have bundled up a perfect explorative program.
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.
Celebrate just like a local with this exclusive Bounty Day departure, enjoying the festivities and ceremony of Norfolk Island’s history. Be amongst the crowd as you witness the Bounty Mutineer descendants enact the landing of their ancestors.
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.
Our Norfolk Delights Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
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!
Perched between the sea and the sky, enjoy a luxurious High Tea from the prestigious lawns of Forrester Court, an award-winning property with unrivalled views of Cascade Bay. Enjoy the exclusive clifftop setting and the decadent High Tea ceremony regaling in the property’s links to history dating back to 1791.
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!
Welcome to Norfolk Island. You will be greeted by a Wendy Wu Tours driver and taken to your hotel. Start your evening with a traditional Island Fish Fry, a welcoming Polynesian feast filled with dancing and atmosphere. Afterwards enjoy the first re telling of the island's history, when Bounty Mutineer Descendants first landed on Norfolk on a leisurely coach ride around the Historic area of Kingston. 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.
In the morning enjoy an orientation drive through the most important landmarks, with some photo opportunities for our budding photographers. Afterwards enjoy a 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.
Today begins with 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 1st settlers and the convict settlers that followed in the late 1700s. For lunch 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. To finish the evening, we have created a fun, interactive experience. Travel back in time and dine at the elegantly restored Georgian house at No.9 Quality Row, right on the beautiful Kingston foreshore. Here you will take part in a 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. On this exclusive access experience, you will tour the property, and appreciate why this spot inspired creativity for so many of her popular books. Afterwards, enjoy another exclusive event; a private High Tea on the lawns of magnificent Forrester Court, overlooking the stunning views of Cascade Bay. Finish the 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 and show will leave you in stiches, from food and laughter!
The main attraction of our visit has arrived! Today you become honoury locals, as you join the pomp and ceremony of the National Holiday – Bounty Day. Venture down to Kingston pier to watch Bounty Mutineer descendants enact the landing of their ancestors. Delight in the festive atmosphere as you follow the procession of the Bounty Mutineer descendants, all dressed in period costume. The highlight today will be a traditional picnic lunch where you can savour the local wettles (food). Evening at leisure.
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 cameras 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. Dinner tonight is at the Homestead Restaurant, famed for its ‘cooking over embers’ that locks in flavours.
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. This afternoon will be at leisure before regrouping over dinner.
Before your departure 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 with its realistic artistry. 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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