Norfolk Delights Christmas in July

from 

AU$3,579

per person
 
Duration: 7 Nights
Destination: Norfolk Island
Region: Australia
Deal Code: PA16HVP2

 

 

Description

Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to introduce a second departure to our sold-out Norfolk Delights program. This time round, we are celebrating Christmas in July! What better reason to light the island up with Christmas joy than on this limited-edition tour?

Join us for the fun and festivities coupled with a specially crafted exploration through 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. Space is limited, so join now to avoid disappointment.


Your Guided Holiday Includes:

  • 7 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Most meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Expert Tour Leader throughout tour
  • All transportation and transfers
  • Specialist advice from Travel Experts

Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 08-15 July 2022

**09-16 July 2022 also available**

Call us to add flights!


Tour Highlights:

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. We are thrilled to introduce a Christmas in July themed experience, one that celebrates the joy and giving of Christmas as well as the delicious food and ambience amongst the Norfolk Pines. There’s so much to see and do, that we have bundled up a perfect explorative program.

  • Norfolk Reef
  • “Out Yenna” Property
  • The Heritage Kingston and Arthurs Vale historic area (KAVHA)
  • Christmas in July

Tour Experience:

Luxury High Tea

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.

Taste of Norfolk

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!

Christmas Cuisine Masterclass with Julien Vasseur

Chef Julien Vasseur, an organic cookery advocate has relocated to the Island to establish a new 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 the perfect Christmas feast, the best bit, relish in your creations!


Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Norfolk Island

Welcome to Norfolk Island. You will be greeted by a Wendy Wu Tours driver and taken to your hotel. Start your evening with a welcome dinner at Hilli restaurant.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Discover Norfolk Island

In the morning visit 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 take an orientation drive through the most important landmarks, with some photo opportunities for our budding photographers. Dinner tonight is at the Homestead Restaurant, famed for its 'cooking over embers’ that locks in flavours.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Reef Cruise & Festive High Tea

Today start the day with 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. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive event; a private High Tea with a festive touch on the lawns of magnificent Forrester Court, overlooking the stunning views of Cascade Bay where you will lavish in all the scrumptious sweet treats Christmas has to offer. In the evening enjoy a traditional island BBQ at a scenic location. Followed by 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Christmas in July celebrations

Start the day with some leisure time for shopping. Then join us in your finest for an ultimate Christmas luncheon, complete with all the trimmings. You will enjoy an open-air, ambience filled celebration in the Kingston Area, with the focus being on the wide selection of delicacies before you. We know you will enjoy every moment. Later this evening in true Charles Dicken’s spirit we will venture on a lantern lit ghost tour to visit the ghosts of Christmas past. Oh my! Dressed in period clothing with only a lantern to light our path we will venture through the cemetery, stopping at murderers’ mound and enter the Duplex (Australia’s most haunted building) on our way to Kingston pier where we will stop to enjoy some delicious, mulled wine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Characters of Norfolk Island

This morning 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. Later take part in 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. Finish the day on a progressive dinner that allows you to share a meal with the locals. Visit some local homes and enjoy true home cooked food packed with the goodness of the fresh produce Norfolk has to offer. A unique way to learn about the true island lifestyle.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Gardens and Christmas Cuisine Masterclass

A personalised garden exploration that will enthral any garden enthusiast. Frist, 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. For lunch roll up your sleeves and enjoy an exclusive Christmas cuisine 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. 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!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Breakfast Bushwalk & Island Fish Fry

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. Tonight dine on a traditional Island Fish Fry, a welcoming Polynesian feast filled with dancing and atmosphere.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Depart Norfolk Island

Later this afternoon transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast


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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 06 January 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Flights are not included. Secure your place on this one-off special tour with a holding deposit of just $99 p.p. A second deposit of $400 will be required to secure the tour. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.