Norfolk Island Country Music Festival

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Norfolk Island Garden Week

Forty three visitors travelled to the Island this week to participate in Norfolk Island Garden Week activities. Included in the group were both CWA and U3A members, combining with avid gardeners and those simply interested in our wonderful natural environment. Timed to coincide with the Royal A & H Show, participants have joined a number of tours as well as independently joining many others.

Following a Welcome Dinner at Castaway Restaurant, everyone started their week with a half day island tour providing an overall orientation to the Island. Other tours during the week included a Guided Tour of the Botanical Gardens including green parrot talk and a private Bush Walk with Arthur Evans followed by morning tea at Captain Cook lookout.  The Hilli Goat tour – the Norfolk Whey was no doubt informative as well as delicious. Visiting a local Norfolk Island Garden Club member’s garden would have proved a highlight with the chance to see a local garden and talk with the owners. Attending the A & H Show also provided the opportunity to view our local produce, flowers, cooking, crafts and much more.

One participant commented on how thankful they felt towards all the locals they encounter running tours and opening up their gardens during this week, they have been welcomed wholeheartedly and had such a great time.

After finishing the week at a Farewell Dinner at The Olive Branch at the Golf Club, Teresa and all at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre sincerely hope that everyone has enjoyed their week. We’d love to welcome you back to the Island one day soon.

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Belinda Biggs Norfolk Island Painting Holiday

This week the Norfolk Island Travel Centre has again welcomed Belinda Biggs and an enthusiastic group of artists to the island for her 8th ‘Belinda Biggs Norfolk Island Painting Holiday’. Inspired by the Island’s natural beauty Belinda has again shared her love of Norfolk with her students who have enjoyed painting at various sites around the Island.

This year Belinda’s group consisted of 10 painters and also some non-painters.  They’ve had a busy week of painting, dining, and touring and also enjoying Monday’s Royal A&H Show. In between painting workshops the group managed to also enjoy some sightseeing, local shopping and general relaxation.

Belinda is a leading Australian botanical artist, internationally recognised for her wildlife and botanical art and 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 acquired for their permanent collection, and she was subsequently invited to submit another work for their next exhibition.  In addition Belinda has been included in the German publication, ‘Who’s Who in Visual Arts – 50 Masters of Realistic Imagery’!

Teresa and Rebecca and all at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre were so thrilled that Belinda returned this year to lead another of her popular Norfolk Island Painting Holidays. We wish her and the group all the best in their future artistic endeavours and look forward to welcoming Belinda back with another keen group of painters one day soon.

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Travel Team Norfolk Island holiday

A happy group of visitors travelling with Travel Team in conjunction with Norfolk Island Travel Centre have spent a wonderful week enjoying a Norfolk Island holiday. Under the guidance of tour leader Kristine Cant and mostly clear blue skies and warm weather, the group of fourteen joined an array of tours and island experiences as well of course as attending the Royal A & H Show.

Staying at Paradise Hotel their first night included an introduction to convict Kingston at the Sound and Light Show. Other night meals and entertainment included Musical Dining at Paradise Hotel, dinner at Hilli’s followed by Wonderland by Night, a Progressive Dinner and an Island Fish Fry. Attending Monday’s A&H Show hopefully left the group with an appreciation for the skills of our local producers, cooks and crafts people - as well as a fun community day. Daily tours included a Half Day Island tour, Culla & Co Horse Carriage ride, Mt Pitt Tour and Pitcairn Settlers Village.

From Maria and all the Norfolk Island Travel Centre team we wish the group a safe journey home on Friday & Saturday. We hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you back on Norfolk Island one day again.

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Hardys Wine Golf Classic

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Oaktree Retirement Village Norfolk Island trip

Teresa and the team at Norfolk Island Travel Centre were delighted to welcome thirteen visitors from the Oaktree Retirement Village in Cardiff NSW to Norfolk this week. Arriving last Monday and staying at Aloha Apartments, the group have enjoyed a number of tours together and then also independently joined other activities and events.  Overall however the group has had a busy week exploring all that Norfolk offers.

Starting with an Island half day tour on their first day everyone was able to get oriented to the Island before relaxing Orn da Cliff for a Clifftop Island Fish Fry. Coming together most evenings they’ve enjoyed a Progressive Dinner and Night as A Convict as well as local clubs and restaurants. All joined the Glass Bottom Boat tour and also a Convict Settlement tour.

We sincerely thank the Oaktree Retirement Village group for travelling with Norfolk Island Travel Centre and to our Island. We wish you all an enjoyable last weekend and a safe journey home on Monday.

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St. George Probus Club

A happy group of twenty four St. George Probus Club members have enjoyed a wonderful Norfolk Island holiday this week. Staying at the South Pacific Resort, tour leader Christine Kemp oversaw a busy program that took the group right across the island and on many tours.

During the day they enjoyed a half day island Tour, Convict Settlement tour, Fletchers Mutiny Cyclorama, Behind the Hedges tour, Farm & industry tour, Breakfast Bushwalk, Island Culture tour and Norfolk Island Museums. Their evenings were filled with Night as a Convict, Sound and Light Show, dinner at Hilli’s, a traditional Norfolk Umu Dinner, Carvery Night at South Pac, the Trial of the Fifteen play, a Progressive dinner and a Clifftop Island fish Fry.

At the end of their week Helen and all the Norfolk Island Travel Centre team wish Christine and all the St. George Probus Club members a safe trip home and thanks you for organising your travel with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon.

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Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival

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Taralgon Probus Visit Norfolk Island

Sixteen members of the Taralgon Probus Club have come to the end of a very happy week on Norfolk Island. Staying at Aloha Apartments the group has been led by member Helen Bullen who organised a great range of activities and tours for all to enjoy.

Tours have included Half day island Tour, the Cyclorama, Convict Settlement Tour, Breakfast Bushwalk, Pitcairn Settlers Village and Behind the Hedges. In the evening entertainment and meals have included Night As A Convict, Dino’s, the Bowlo Bistro, Progressive Dinner, Hillis, Wonderland by Night and a Clifftop Island Fish Fry.

As Helen and her group depart back to Melbourne we wish them a safe trip home and hope to welcome you all back to Norfolk again one day soon.

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Southern Lightscapes Photography Tour with Ian Rolfe

How wonderful to welcome back Ian Rolfe to Norfolk Island leading another Southern Lightscapes Photography Tour. Ian was recently awarded as a Grand Master of the Australian Photography Society (APS), is an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer and author of ‘Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography’. And with this being his 16th trip to the Island, he is not only a wonderful friend to the Island but also knows so many places to follow the sun and stars around the island. His passion for Norfolk Island is summed up with his comment “I love Norfolk Island and it’s assuredly my favourite South Pacific destination”.

On this trip twelve lucky photographers from newcomers to more experienced, are spending 10 days immersed in their passion and enthusiasm for photography. Under Ian’s tuition they have been capturing dawn and first morning light, afternoon shadows, dusky evenings – and then our beautiful night skies. Exposure compensation, back lighting and time –lapse photography have been key focus areas of Ian’s tuition. Each evening he has critiqued photos taken that day and taught Photoshop enhancement techniques. Of course the group have also had down time from taking photos when they’ve enjoyed a number of tours and dinners around the Island.

Last year during Ian’s 2017 trip he presented Rebecca with a special set of unique metallic finish prints of Norfolk Island scenes for the Norfolk Island Travel Centre office. These stunning prints, framed locally in lovely Norfolk Pine by Tim Pearson, are now hung throughout the office and are an incredible showcase of his work and our island’s beauty. If you are passing our office, make sure to call in and see them.

Ian and his group have another few days left to still photograph the Island and enjoy their holiday. We hope that the weather remains as beautiful as this week and you are all inspired by the amazing beauty of our island. 

Copies of Ian’s personally signed book ‘Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography’ are available at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre office opposite the RSL and sell for $59. They are a beautiful coffee table book and an excellent present for friends and family both on and off-Island. Please call in to view a copy. You may also catch Ian during a radio interview on Radio 2NI this coming week. Rebecca, Karen and all at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre wish Ian and his group a safe trip home later this week.

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