A New NI Golfing Event: Castaway Pairs Invitational Tournament

Thursday, August 22, 2019


With thanks to sponsor Castaway Hotel, pair up to compete on Norfolk Island at this exciting new event on the Norfolk Island golf calendar – The Castaway Pairs Invitational Tournament. With $5,000 worth of prizes, the competition is open to anyone with an official handicap. The tournament is a pairs event with both mixed and same gender partners eligible to enter. Held over 3 consecutive days from 25 May – 28 May 2020, 18 holes are played each day with three different 4 Ball pair games being 4 Ball Best Stableford, 4 ball Aggregate Stableford and 4 Ball Best Ball Matchplay.

Event sponsor Castaway Hotel have the perfect accommodation for you, including a great bar and deck to relax on at the end of each day! Sarah and Tony Watts are a young local couple and proprietors of Castaway Hotel, which comprises newly refurbished accommodation, a bar and a la carte restaurant. You’ll feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you arrive and as you’ll be centrally located to all cafes, shops and restaurants accessing after-golf activities will be easy. 

 
The Norfolk Island Travel Centre have arranged 7 night packages departing Brisbane and Sydney starting from $1349pp. Packages include return airfare, 7 nights twin share accommodation at Castaway, 7 day car hire, complimentary ‘Mini Golf’ & ‘A Walk in the Wild’ & free bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre and a bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card. Please contact Helen by emailing helen@travelcentre.nf or freecall 1800 1400 66 to receive a full information pack.

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First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations 2020

Thursday, August 22, 2019


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Secure your spot NOW for NI Ballroom Dancing 2020

Thursday, August 15, 2019


The secret is out, 2019 was a sell-out and so will 2020! Spots are now available for 2020 get in early to secure your spot at the legendary Norfolk Island Ballroom Dancing Week.

Join us for a magical week of dancing, socialising and fun. A time to make new dancing friends, learn new dance routines and enjoy a marvellous South Pacific Holiday. This event is so popular within the dancing community that the limited spaces available usually book up well in advance. Make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment.

To secure both a spot in the festival and also your first preference accommodation choice, please don’t delay in contacting Helen at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre to receive a full Information Pack detailing how to make your reservation. The Pack details a number of accommodation choices, however if you have a preferred place to stay and you don’t see it listed please let Helen know and she can obtain a quote for you.

This year’s dress up theme will be 'Christmas in July' - Set up the tree and the Chrissy lights, then grab your favourite Christmas fancy dress costumes for a festive time in July!

You can reach Helen at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre on  1800 1400 66 or email helen@travelcentre.nf to reserve your place.

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Rhythm ‘n’ Pines – a celebration of Kiwi Blues Music

Thursday, August 15, 2019


This week you may have noticed an alarming number of groovy Kiwis wondering about! Direct from Auckland via charter we welcome New Zealand Blues lovers for the inaugural ‘Rhythm n Pines’ festival. The festival line up featured top NZ favourites returning once again to Norfolk Island ‘The Andrew London Trio’ and newcomers ‘Wayne Mason’ and ‘Laura Collins & the Back Porch Blues Band’.


Straight out the gate the artists were ready to perform with an opening concert featuring ‘The Andrew London Trio’ and guests from ‘Laura Collins & the Back Porch Blues Band’ at Paradise Hotel including a two course dinner. Footage from the night is available on Norfolk Island Travel Centre’s Facebook page. Andrew’s quirky and satirical song writing was very much in evidence. Wednesday ‘Laura Collins & the Back Porch Blues Band’ graced the stage at the ‘Bounty Lodge Bash’. The concert at Bounty Lodge included a buffet lunch and especially energised soul-influenced originals from Laura and her band.  An early performance from Andrew and Kirsten with amazing sax from Brian Omundsen was also enjoyed during the afternoon.


Concerts still to come are ‘Orn Da Cliff’ Fish Fry dinner featuring ‘Wayne Mason’ on Saturday night and ‘A Bitter Sweet Goodbye’ finale concert at Paradise Hotel. Tickets are still available for Sunday’s lunch time finale concert at Paradise Hotel 12:00pm. Sunday tickets can purchased from Paradise Hotel $40pp. Cost includes two course lunch (drinks at own expense). Featuring ‘Wayne Mason’, ‘The Andrew London Trio’ and ‘Laura Collins & the Back Porch Blues Band’.  This collaboration of all featured musicians in a free-for-all jam session will be the undoubted climax of the festival. Anyone is welcome to attend!


From Chrissy and the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we say thank you for travelling to Norfolk Island for our very first Rhythm n Pines Festival and we hope to see you back again next year and enjoy some fabulous blues.

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Norfolk Island Social Ballroom Dancing Week

Thursday, August 15, 2019


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Norfolk Island Jazzes it up!!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019


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Norfolk Island Country Music Festival

Wednesday, August 07, 2019


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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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Norfolk Island : The Ideal Bowls Holiday

Friday, August 02, 2019


Only two hours flight from Australia, Norfolk Island is a lawn bowls paradise and after winning two gold and two silver medals at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games the world now knows it too! There must be something in the water at the local Norfolk Island Bowling Club with their representative competitors exceeding all expectations at the Games. For years Norfolk Island has been renowned as the friendliest island in the South Pacific which the club slogan sums up nicely as “there are no strangers in this club, only friends you haven’t met”. Locals find genuine pleasure in welcoming visiting bowlers, sometimes returning every year for their favourite tournament. It’s easy to see why Norfolk Island draws bowlers of all skill level to their tournaments.


It doesn’t take long for visitors to slip into Norfolk mode after they arrive. The airport is 5 minutes away so you can deplane, collect your bags, book in and be on the green within an hour of arrival if you choose! The Norfolk Island Bowling Club is located in the heart of town with a few accommodation options close-by so you can choose whether you drive after play. As a golden rule most things are 5 minutes, maximum 10 minutes away from the Bowling Club! There’s no such thing as traffic jams on Norfolk in fact the island has no traffic lights, one roundabout and locking your car is optional.


Norfolk Island enjoys a sub-tropical climate and the Norfolk Island Bowling Club makes the most of it with three main tournaments scheduled in the year, appealing to bowlers in three different ways as Pairs, Triples and Fours events. The Club’s longest standing signature event, the Bounty Bowls Tournament is on in May (May 03 - 08 Open Fours and 11 - 14 May 2020 Mixed Fours). 2020 will be the 59th Bounty Bowls Tournament. NIO Classic Triples 16 - 21 August 2020, has men’s or ladies teams and a minimum of five qualifying rounds. The South Pacific Pairs is an open comp for men’s, women or mixed pairs and runs 17 - 21 February 2020. Of course bowlers are welcome to travel as a group or individually.

The Norfolk tournaments give bowlers, family and friends the perfect excuse to combine bowls with a holiday. Norfolk Island is a fascinating destination offering a pristine environment with lots to see and do around tournament times. The beauty of the Island is renowned with its tall majestic pines, high rising cliffs, green undulating valleys, lush rainforest and brilliant turquoise waters over coral reefs. Many visitors report experiencing a  feeling of ‘coming home’ perhaps to a way of life they knew from years ago with a relaxed pace, a sense of quiet, genuine friendliness, attention to life customs and community. Tours and activities on offer include 4WD tours, Glass-Bottom Boats, eco-tours, progressive dinners to island homes, museums and heritage tours, sunset fish frys, golf, art trails and cottage industries. Norfolk’s fishing is renowned for every trip coming home with a great catch, such as Kingfish, Silver Trevally, Amberjack and Sweetlip (Red Throat Emperor).

The Norfolk Island Bowling Club invites bowlers to join them for one of their annual or at any other time of year either individually or with a group. Traveling as with friends or fellow Club members for a social bowls holiday has some great incentives with some accommodation properties offering a 1 in 11 stay free deal. Local bowlers love any opportunity to mix, mingle and roll up with bowlers and invite visitors to travel over any time of year.


Take advantage of the super special packages on offer with Norfolk Island Travel Centre a locally owned travel agency who also proudly sponsor the Norfolk Island Bowling Club. Special travel packages are available with prices starting from $1099 per person ex Brisbane or $1149 per person twin share ex Sydney for a seven night stay. Prices includes return ‘seat and bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, pre-paid airline taxes, meet & greet at the Norfolk airport, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (petrol usage extra cost), Complimentary ‘Mini Golf’ & ‘A Walk in the Wild’ & free bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre, Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card.  Prices are current today and subject to change without notice. Conditions apply.


For those interested in travelling with friends from your local bowling club ask Norfolk Island Travel Centre about a special club promotion where some accommodation properties provide 1 in 11 bowlers stay free. Conditions apply.


The Norfolk Island Travel Centre is a proud sponsor of the NI Bowls Club and puts together Holiday Packages for visiting clubs, groups and individual bowlers including return airfares, accommodation, car hire, bowls playing times, tours, meals and inclusions of your choice. 7 night Holiday Packages including return airfares, twin share accommodation and car hire start at $1099pp ex Brisbane or $1149pp ex Sydney. Contact them for a quote to join any of the Club’s regular tournaments, put together a trip for your group, more information on 10+ group benefits, Carmen Anderson’s escorted bowls trip or other enquiries.

Freecall 1800 1400     email Joyce Judd at joyce@travelcentre.nf      www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com

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18th Norfolk Island Travel Centre 3D Archery Championships 2020

Friday, August 02, 2019


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