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Archery Action & a South Pacific Holiday on Norfolk Island

Wednesday, August 07, 2019


After a fantastic tournament in July 2019, Norfolk Island continues to uphold our stellar reputation as one of the best 3D archery field tournaments in the pacific. Spots are now open for the 18th annual Norfolk Island Travel Centre 3D Archery Championships in July 2020.

The club will be presenting a week to suit the whole family with 3D events organised for all ages including “cub” divisions, adult compound, recurve and long bow.  Conveniently held during school holidays, the Norfolk Island Champs are excellent for junior shooters to take part in their first international competition. A Traditional Shoot day adds to the fun and is a great opportunity for the kids to feel the spirit of ‘Robin Hood’!  As always family and friends not competing who travel with you are welcome to join in the many social activities with the club after the shoot each day.

Norfolk Island Travel Centre has proudly been the major sponsor of the Archery Championships for 18 years. They have prepared excellent priced holiday packages as detailed on their website to make sure everyone in your family can enjoy this week. Please contact Helen by emailing helen@travelcentre.nf or freecall 1800 1400 66 to receive a full information pack.

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30th Anniversary Veterans Tennis Norfolk Island Championships

Friday, July 05, 2019


Calling all veteran aged tennis players, you are invited to be part of the 30th Norfolk Island Cheryl Tennis Club’s annual Veterans Competition. That’s 30 years of the Norfolk Island Cheryl Tennis Club hosting visitors for competitive tennis and socialising on our picturesque pacific island. Now is the time to lock in your travel plans and ensure your spot, this year will be a popular one.


We have organised a 10 night Holiday Package allowing you to participate in opening and farewell events, play your games and also enjoy any non-tennis activities you’d like to join. This is also a great week for non-playing family and friends to join you on a Norfolk Island holiday together - they are welcome at all social events (tickets can be separately purchased) – and of course cheer you on during your games!


Please contact the Norfolk Island Travel Centre on 1800 1400 66 or email maria@travelcentre.nf and we will send you an Information Pack with your accommodation choices. If you have a preferred place to stay, please let me know. From there a $200 deposit will secure your place!

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Social Ballroom dancing at its best, here on Norfolk Island.

Friday, June 28, 2019


This week we welcomed 93 dancers to Norfolk Island to take part in the legendary Norfolk Island Social Ballroom Dancing Week. There's a reason why this event sell's out year after year months in advance. As with past years there were many dancers who returned to the Island for the week, and they were joined by a number of first time visiting dancers.


Dancers were treated to a week of dancing workshops, socialising, themed dinner dances and amazing costumes! Over 6 workshops dancers learnt new choreography with returning coaches Jan Lawrence and Tanya Kershaw. Since they visited themselves and fell in love with our island, Jan and Tanya have returned to teach ballroom each year for 23 years.


At night dancers attended 5 evening dances, including this year’s themed night ‘Purple & Blue’.  Rawson Hall was transformed into a blue and purple wonderland, with blue trees and shrubbery it was like something out of a Dr Seuss book. The dancers really outdid themselves this year and dug deep into their creative imaginations for some awesome outfits. Many recognisable characters made an appearance including the Joker, Popeye and Olive, Mad Hatter, B1 & B2, plus Doctors, Nurses and Police Officers. Congratulations to the Best Dressed winners.


Dancers pulled out their best frocks and dancing shoes for the favourite Farewell Supper Ball where they waltzed, tangoed, Cha Cha’ed, Rhumbaed and danced the night away.


At the end of an incredible week of dancing, dressing up, socialising and touring, Helen and all the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre wish this year’s visiting dancers a safe journey home. It has been such a pleasure to welcome you to this special year of Social Ballroom Dancing on Norfolk Island – and we look forward to seeing you back here again, places are already filling up for next year. Shall we waltz into 2020?

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A time to celebrate all things Ukulele!

Thursday, June 20, 2019


It’s time again to announce our extremely popular Norfolk Island Autumn Ukulele Festival, the 2020 festival has been moved to May and we’d love you to be here to join in the fun.


Uke players and musicians of all levels are invited to attend. The “cultural stew” of Aussies and Kiwis join with Bounty Pitcairn descendants and their unique culture, Norf’k language songs and Island dancers.


You and your group are welcome to perform during the Yuukalieli Showcase and share your talents during workshops and other performances. Previous attendants rave about the fun atmosphere and the unique musical blends that come from a fusion of talented visitors with different cultures.


Get your group together of 10+ and experience accommodation benefits with some properties, where one person can stay for free.  The saving can be made by the key organiser of a group, or shared across everyone to bring costs down. Please contact Joyce for full conditions and further information.


Make time now to lock in your plans for the 2020 Autumn Uke Festival. We’d love to welcome you to the Island.

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40th Norfolk Island International Clay Target Championships 2020

Friday, May 10, 2019


Keep your eyes high at the 40th Norfolk Island International Clay Target Championships in 2020! That’s 40 years of the Norfolk Island Clay Target Association hosting visitors for competitive shooting and socialising atop picturesque Anson Bay. Now is the time to lock in your travel plans and ensure your spot, this year will be a popular one.


The 2020 competition runs from 2 – 7 February, come for the shoot while enjoying a holiday too. There are 7 night packages from Brisbane, Sydney and now introducing a direct Air Chathams flight from Auckland, NZ. A 10 night option is recommended for those departing Sydney in order to have practice rounds on Saturday and Sunday before the comp begins on Monday.


An Information Pack with full accommodation choices is available to make your selection. However if a group of 10+ from your Club would like to stay at the same accommodation property, please let us know as there are excellent discounts available. For details and Information Packs please contact Joyce Judd at joyce@travelcentre.nfor on 1800 1400 66.

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It’s time to book your Norfolk Island Model Aero holiday

Friday, April 05, 2019


Our local Norfolk Island model aero flyers are well into preparing for late October 2019’s Norfolk Island Fly In and now is the time to reserve your place to attend!


The local guys together with Tingalpa Model Aero Club members warmly invite enthusiasts from all over Australia and New Zealand to join them on Norfolk for this special fly-in. Each year the Tingalpa members report that their week on Norfolk has been just fantastic – and that they’ll definitely be back for October’s event. As more flyers from other clubs join them, they too enthusiastically rave about the flying, the socialising what a great holiday they’ve experienced.


To get your booking underway please email Helen Reeves at helen@travelcentre.nf or call her on 1800 1400 66. Helen will send you an Information Pack to make your accommodation choice and from there, a $200 deposit will have your model –aero flying holiday all planned!  She will also advise on the best method to get your planes to Norfolk if you want to bring a big sized plane with you.


If you belong to a club and there is a group of 10+ who would like to attend (include accompanying partners and family in your count), please let me know as one person’s accommodation can be free of charge! Conditions apply so please ask for details.

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‘Belinda Biggs Norfolk Island Painting Holiday’.

Friday, March 22, 2019


Inspired by Norfolk’s natural beauty Belinda Biggs is once again set to share her love of the Island when she tutors artists during her 4 – 11 October 2019 Belinda Biggs Norfolk Island Painting Holiday.


Belinda is a leading Australian botanical artist who has been riding high on the crest of amazing artistic success. Not only has she been internationally recognised for her wildlife and botanical art, but is also well known and awarded in other genre painting and drawing work. Her painting NSW Waratah, exhibited in the prestigious ‘Focus on Nature XIII’ at the New York State Museum was recently acquired by the museum for their permanent collection and she was subsequently invited to submit another work for their next exhibition.  In addition, she has been included in the German publication, ‘Who’s Who in Visual Arts – 50 Masters of Realistic Imagery’. Her works are treasured in private and public collections worldwide.


However for all this fame when joining Belinda on her trip, students will also realise that she is a generous and attentive teacher taking care to ensure that everyone from newer to more experienced artists are all individually supported on their artistic journey. Belinda’s love and good knowledge of Norfolk Island is a major asset to this week as she personally selects and introduces each painting location.


As an artist, there could be no better trip to choose to experience an incredible Norfolk Island art retreat and holiday. Belinda has selected a number of tours and meals that are also included in the package price together with daily painting tuition sessions. For further information contact joyce@travelcentre.nf or call on 1800 1400 66.

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Step on Stage on Norfolk Island In 2019

Saturday, March 02, 2019


If you and your Amateur theatre company are considering competing in late September’s Norfolk Island Theatre Festival  then now is the time to get in contact with us to get your bookings underway.


For those who have participated before you’ll know what an incredible experience the Festival is.  As Paula told us last year: “Absolutely loved my time on the island, it blew away all my expectations. Will definitely be back”.


The experience of this Festival is unique. With your fellow actors you’ll holiday together for 7 nights, participate in workshops, perform alongside other companies, receive feedback from the adjudicator and be in the running to win a number of prizes including best male or female actor, best director and best production. As individuals and a group you learn, play and grow together. It’s a brilliant experience.


To help you and your group to decide if you want to participate, Norfolk Island Travel Centre can easily send you a complete Information Pack with package prices for a number of accommodation choices including airfares, accommodation and car hire.


Email Helen Reeves at helen@travelcentre.nf or on freecall 1800 1400 66 for holiday package details or to answer any of your questions.


Helen would love to help you and your amateur theatre company step on stage on Norfolk Island in 2019.

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Norfolk Island Set To Jazz It Up In 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018


December’s Norfolk Island Jazzes It Up! really looks like the Island is set to once again host a brilliant week of jazz. New Zealand’s Andrew London Quartet, Noosa’s The Jazz Factory, Brisbane’s Jazz 4 You and Melbourne’s Stephenson’s Rockets are among the line-up.


If you’ve previously travelled for Norfolk’s jazz festival then you’ll be well aware of the fabulous concert locations, dinners and lunch that are included in the Jazz Pack. We highly recommend purchasing a Jazz Pack as it guarantees reserved seating at all concerts including: the Official Opening Concert; a dinner performance Under the Banyan Tree; at Emily Bay’s lunch performance; and the final Evening Party with the Stars Concert.  You’ll also go home with a souvenir programme and gift bag.


Norfolk Island Travel Centre have a great selection of accommodation choices that are detailed in our Information Pack, however if you have a favourite place to stay please that’s not listed let us know and we’ll make sure you don’t miss out by making your reservation. Our Holiday Packages wrap up your return airfares, accommodation, car hire and more. Please contact Christan Davies to receive an Information Pack with full Holiday Package inclusions and accommodation choices at christan@travelcentre.nfor on 1800 1400 66. 


Norfolk Island is really set to Jazz It Up! this December and we’d love you to be here for the fun.

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Time lock in your 2019 3D Archery Holiday

Friday, August 10, 2018


Norfolk Island Travel Centre are very pleased to advise that Holiday Packages to bring archers and their fellow Club members to the 2019 Norfolk Island Travel Centre Archery Championships are now in place.


This week presents as a wonderful winter’s holiday. Norfolk is an incredibly safe, easy and friendly destination – and you really will receive the warmest welcome from Archery Norfolk Island members. Members who represented Norfolk at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games have many stories to tell including competing against England and ranking around the middle of the field – not bad for a small South Pacific Island Club!


And the good news from the Club is that they’re extending their facilities from a 12 to 24 target FITA field. Match this with the variety of terrain available on their course and the Club really can boast having exceptional facilities.


Family or Club groups of 10+ can be eligible for accommodation benefits including one person staying for free! Please contact Helen Reeves on 1800 1400 66 or by email helen@travelcentre.nf for conditions as well as a detailed Information Pack with accommodation and flight options.


Check out this fantastic video put together by Archery Norfolk Island member Jonno Snell after this year’s event highlighting what a fantastic family-friendly event this is https://youtu.be/uHX8ODoYDu8


Lock in your Club’s 2019 Archery Holiday by reserving your place at the Norfolk Island Archery Championships – we’d love to see you here!

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