Spend Christmas dashing through the pines on Norfolk Island on this exclusive Travel at 60 Community Tour! This amazingly festive itinerary will have you celebrating Christmas in style. Solo travellers, couples and groups are all welcome on this shared community experience!
On this 8 day tour (shared with a group of like-minded travel lovers from the Travel at 60 community) enjoy the history, culture and welcoming hospitality that Norfolk Island is famous for.
With limited seats available, get in quick to secure your place on this exclusive Travel at 60 Community Holiday!
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday.
Your holiday package includes:
Aloha Apartment is, situated in the heart of Burnt Pine – Norfolk’s shopping and café district. The supermarket, cafes, restaurants and clubs are literally a minute’s walk from the front entrance, while the property is set in private landscaped grounds.
Your one bedroom apartment features a lounge room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and 1 bedroom. The bedroom can have either 1 king bed or 2 single beds.
Monday, 21 December 2020 to Monday, 28 December 2020
Departing from Sydney:
Twin share from $2,867 per person twin share / From $3,259 sole use
Departing from Brisbane or Melbourne:
Twin share from $3,267 per person twin share / From $3,659 sole use
Want to avoid the single supplement? If you'd rather not pay the single supplement, we can happily pair you with another solo guest of the same gender. Call us today on freecall 1300 414 198 to secure your place!
DAY 1 - Monday, 21 December 2020
This morning make your way to the airport for your flights to Norfolk Island. This afternoon on arrival at Norfolk, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel to check-in. Tonight you will be transferred to the legendary Progressive Dinner with your fellow Travel at 60 group travellers.The perfect way to get a taste of the real Norfolk lifestyle over the course of this 3-course dinner, you will be taken to three lovely homes in three completely different parts of the island. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the home-cooked food, bursting with the goodness of fresh island produce, chat with your fellow diners and soak up the stories of your island hosts as they share their passion for their little island paradise.
DAY 2 - Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Enjoy a cooked breakfast at your accommodation ahead of this morning's tour. You will be picked up from Aloha Apartments and transferred to the Cyclorama, which is based on an art form made popular in the 1800s. It is one of only a small number of paintings of this type in the world. Winner of multiple Tourism Awards and highly ranked on TripAdvisor, the Cyclorama is an amazing experience with the ‘wow’ factor. This stunning 360° panoramic painting surrounds you with impressive and realistic artwork bringing to life the history of the Bounty mutiny and the Norfolk Island people.
This afternoon, dive deep into the Island's rich history on a museum tour. Visit the Commissariat Store, where fascinating stories emerge from this collection of archaeological remains found in Kingston. We then head to the Pier Store. The legendary mutiny onboard the Bounty has been portrayed in no less than five Hollywood movies, but the true story is to be found here along with major Bounty artefacts. You will also visit No 10 Quality Row: now a museum, this house was built in 1844 for the Foreman of Works, during the height of the infamous Second British Settlement. It is set in a beautiful colonial period garden and gives a vivid feel for life for the civil officers in charge of convicts. Last but not least, finish the tour with a visit to the HMS Sirius Museum: wrecked on Norfolk’s reef in 1790, the flagship of the First Fleet is now Australia’s most significant shipwreck. Her artefacts are displayed together with the story of her loss and recovery, nearly 200 years later. A First Fleet Wall and Descendant’s Books are located here.
Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers at the Island Fish Feast. Scrumptiously fresh, local fish is prepared the local way and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes. including those passed down from our Polynesian fore-mothers. Our feast kicks off with entertainment by a local singer and Tahitian-style dancers. After dinner, experience Norfolk's new Light & Sound Show - the 1856 untold story will follow their journey in the World Heritage Listed Kingston area.
DAY 3 - Wednesday, 23 December 2020
This morning after breakfast you will be picked up from Aloha Apartments and transferred to Colleen McCullough's home for a guided tour. Colleen McCullough, world-renowned 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. Be escorted through her magnificent home and view Ric and Colleen’s priceless collection of artefacts gathered on their travels all over the world. This is a glimpse into the life of a modern day literary icon.
This afternoon you will be picked up from your accommodation for the Convict Kingston tour. Learn about World Heritage Listed Kingston and hear about the first settlers, the Polynesians who came 900 years ago, as well as the First and second settlements and the facts and legends associated with each. Learn how Norfolk became home to the descendants of the infamous Bounty mutiny and wander through the historic cemetery.
Tonight experience the Commandants Dinner. This factual, yet fun dinner theatre is Norfolk Island’s newest interactive show and a great way to learn about Norfolk’s history. The cast of actors will take you on an entertaining journey back in time. Explore their great challenges, impressive successes and shameful secrets. The venue has created a special three course dinner menu of traditional English fare to compliment the theatrical setting - hearty and wholesome British tucker, fit for a Commandant and his good lady wife. The Commandant’s Dinner is a night of great entertainment, delectable food and loads of fun.
DAY 4 - Thursday, 24 December 2020
Enjoy breakfast at Aloha this morning ahead of the Pitcairn Settlers Village tour. Experience the proud heritage of the Pitcairn Island Settlers. Your guided tour will include the gracious and original Bailey homestead and gardens, including a stroll through the barn dairy and outbuildings. Visit the museum filled with items of nostalgic and historic interest and see the oldest working forge in the South Pacific. Also included is a visit to an ex-New Zealand Army hut with war–time memorabilia. Complimentary refreshments are included.
Enjoy your afternoon at leisure to relax and take in the facilities on offer at your accommodation, or perhaps you'd like to explore the island a little more? The choice is yours!
Tonight. return transfers for the Travel at 60 passengers will be provided to the Leagues Club Bistro. (Dinner at own expense)
DAY 5 - Friday, 25 December 2020
Merry Christmas! You will be provided with a breakfast hamper in your room to enjoy a relaxing morning - this is a holiday after all! For anyone ready to kick off the festivities early in the day, Aloha Apartments have a communal outdoor BBQ area where you could enjoy brekky with your fellow Travel at 60 friends.
This afternoon, put on your finest outfits and dancing shoes as you will be transferred to the Paradise Hotel & Resort for Christmas lunch on the Deck. Enjoy a full Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and groove the afternoon away with much loved local performers singing Christmas carols. After lunch, you will be transferred back to Aloha apartments to enjoy a leisurely evening.The restaurant at your accommodation will be open tonight for dinner if you wish to do so (at own expense).
DAY 6 - Saturday, 26 December 2020
This morning enjoy a fully cooked breakfast at Aloha's restaurant before your half day Island tour. This tour is an ideal way to explore this long-lost paradise with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide. Your guidewill introduce you to the very best that Norfolk has to offer and share fascinating insights into its rich and varied past as well as what life on the islandis like today. Morning tea at a beautiful scenic location is included.
Enjoy an afternoon to relax at your own pace. This evening we will be providing transfers for all Travel at 60 passengers to the Bowls Club Bistro, where you can enjoy an evening socialising with your fellow travellers. (Dinner at own expense)
DAY 7 - Sunday, 27 December 2020
After breakfast take a short walk down to the Island Arts & Craft Markets at the Bicentennial Complex. The markets cater for visitors and locals with supplies of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, cut flowers, home cooking, craft and souvenir items, books, jewellery, stamps, post cards and so much more! The Sunday Arts and Craft markets operate rain, hail or shine! Located in the Bicentennial Complex next to the Visitors Information Centre. It is the place to be on a Sunday morning and stall holders are open from 8.30am - 11.00am.
This afternoon is yours to explore the island at your own pace or simply relax. The perfect opportunity to finish one of those books you packed in your bag?!
DAY 8 - Monday, 28 December 2020
This morning enjoy one last Island breakfast and bid farewell to your newfound friends before you are transferred to the airport for your homeward flights.
Flight times are yet to be confirmed and will be available 11 months prior to departure.
Travel at 60 bookings conditions apply.
Minimum numbers required for group to proceed.
Deposit $500 per person non refundable within 5 days of booking / Final balance due no later than 22 September 2020.