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Norfolk Island
Commences Sydney 06 Nov and ends Sydney 13 Nov 2017

  • Captain Cook Lookout
    Captain Cook Lookout
  • Kingston
    Kingston
  • Norfolk Island Masked Boobies
    Norfolk Island Masked Boobies
  • Old penal ruins at Kingston
    Old penal ruins at Kingston
  • Norfolk Island Cemetery
    Norfolk Island Cemetery
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 3,250
  • Program Code GCTNIL17
  • Single Supplement AUD 210
  • Program Leader To be advised
  • Activity Rating Easy

Tour Itinerary

  • 7 Nights
    • 7 - Norfolk Island

Commences Sydney 06 November and ends Sydney 13 November 2017

 Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the rich history, culture and unique language of the island
  • Walks through the historical area of Kingston
  • Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden for stunning scenery and rich wildlife
  • Progressive dinner visiting homes on Norfolk Island
  • Breakfast bush walk tour
  • Performance of Mutiny on the Bounty 
  • Convict Settlement field trip

Tour Overview

Norfolk Island has a unique beauty, with its renowned tall majestic pines, crystal clear waters, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Norfolk Island, which lies directly east of Australia and north of New Zealand, is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past.

What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the original Bounty mutineers, who have their own unique culture and their own language. Nearly half of the present population can trace their roots to the mutineers including Fletcher Christian. Of the remainder, a third were born on the Australian mainland and about a fifth in New Zealand. A strong blend of Polynesian and European heritage has created a distinctive society characterised by neighbourliness, mutual support and barter.

Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. On Norfolk Island, you will not find busy roads, railways, ports or harbours. There are 80 kilometres of lane ways across the island and cows still have the right of way. Join local experts as they provide keen insight into the past, present and future of this island. After a week, you will appreciate Norfolk Island’s engaging, friendly people and their unique lifestyle on their beautiful island in the South Pacific.

Tour Inclusions

    • 7 nights in en-suited quality 4 star hotel accommodation
    • Typical local breakfast daily and 7 dinners
    • International flight from Sydney to Norfolk Island return
    • Touring by comfortable air conditioned vehicles
    • Transport, lectures and field trips as indicated
    • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
    • Services of a Program Leader
    • Gratuities and necessary tips
    • Detailed program information booklet
 

This is our first 2017 tour announcement. Combinations will be advised soon.

To be advised

Easy

Most of the cities and towns visited on this program can be explored by coach, where walking tours are relatively short and generally on the flat and all hotels have lifts with easily accessible rooms.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover better the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.

If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Golden Compass's UK, European and North African educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass UK. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompass.co.uk. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 151, Albion Park, NSW 2527, Australia.

Your booking form will then be forwarded electronically to the UK for processing.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe or North Africa. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass in the UK.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 1800 132 385.