Southern Lightscapes Photography Workshop


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Norfolk Island Country Music Festival


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Keeping the Community Informed - Sussan Ley


Dear residents

I am looking forward to visiting the Island which I can now confirm will be from 12-16 November 2018. My trip will include a visit to key tourism destinations, including the Norfolk Island National Park and the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA). I know that KAVHA is a massive drawcard for national and international tourism, and that many tourists say that this is the main reason they become interested in visiting Norfolk. I would like to hear more about the community involvement and collaborative partnerships that have a positive impact on the sustainability of KAVHA going forward.


In good news for tourism, the custom-built passenger transfer vessels are on track to be delivered to Norfolk Island in mid-2019 in readiness for the 2019-20 cruise ship season. The vessels will be used to transfer passengers from the ships to the pier at either Cascade or Kingston. This will mean that cruise ships don’t need to use their own boats and should increase the numbers of cruise ship passengers that can visit Norfolk Island.


The first of the three vessels is nearing completion, with sea trials happening in the coming weeks. Design is also underway for the modifications to the roads which are necessary for the safe movement of the vessels to and from Cascade Pier.


I am disappointed to hear that the Pacific Explorer was not able to disembark passengers onto the Island last week. Cruise ship visits are a huge economic opportunity for the community and a fantastic time to showcase the local heritage and culture. I hope the new passenger transport vessels may assist with more frequent visits from cruise ship passengers.


I understand there are several projects that are likely to start in the Kingston area in the coming months. Some of these focus on improving the appeal of KAVHA to tourists.


Across the road from the golf club, a damaged roof of the duplex will be replaced, using Norfolk pine shingles. This is a great opportunity to showcase the traditional trades of Norfolk Island.


Preparations are underway to improve access to the disabled toilets near Slaughter Bay, which will improve the visitor experience to KAVHA. 

A project aimed at replacing old and poorly functioning sewage transfer and storage infrastructure in Kingston will also commence soon. This project will improve the quality of water flowing into Emily Bay, helping protect the health of residents and tourists who swim in the area. The reduction in pollution will also help protect the environment in the Norfolk Island Marine Reserve. 


The retaining wall at Cemetery Bay will also be rehabilitated, using timber and other materials that are similar to the existing structure.


Don’t forget that Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund closes for applications on 15 November 2018, and with $45 million earmarked for tourism-related ventures, I encourage Norfolk Island organisations to consider submitting an application. This funding opportunity has the potential to drive economic development, create local jobs and grow stronger partnerships across the community. I encourage interested applicants to speak with the Administrator about their application. 


As always, I encourage you to contact the Administrator’s office should you have any questions or concerns, or a particular matter on which you would like an update.


Lastly, I am very pleased to be able to visit Norfolk Island next month. During this time I would like to meet as many people as I am able to. I will make time to meet with individual residents. Please contact Eric Hutchinson, the Administrator, if you would like to meet with me.


Sussan

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2018 Norfolk Island Fly-In


There’s been a buzz quite literally in the air this week with the sights and sounds of model aeroplanes being flown around the island by our local and 33 visiting model aero flyers from Tingalpa, Rockhampton and RANS Model Aero Clubs – also a flyer from Thailand! Here for the 2018 ‘Norfolk Island Fly In, Allen Danvers Challenge’ they’ve had a brilliant week of flying all around the Island.


Participating flyers brought over a range of electric planes and gliders for flying this week, all especially freighted over. There have not only been planes both big and small but also a para motor glider (complete with parachute); a quad copter with a 4 motors controller that can flip, roll – and get up to speeds of 160kmph! We can’t wait to see some of the imagery from a DJI Mavc quad with inbuilt camera that has taken footage over Kingston and the Island during the week.


Over the past six years the success of this annual event means it has become the highlight of the year for many flyers and each year more and more flyers participate. One of the reasons it works so well is that Norfolk Island is a pretty unique model-aero flying destination due to the variety of places to fly from according to conditions and that are all only 5 - 10 minutes away. Flying locations this week included early mornings at Kingston, each afternoon at Cemetery Bay, Ball Bay and on private properties. The guys would like to especially thank David and Margaret Buffett and Mat and Natalie Christian for use of their land.


As hosts for the week the local Norfolk Island Model Aero Club organised not only a great week of flying but also socialising with plenty of time to catch up with friends. From Helen and everyone at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we wish the Tingalpa Model Aero Club and other Club members a good trip home today. We certainly hope to see you all back next year for another fabulous Norfolk Island Fly In, Allan Danvers Challenge.

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Time To Book Your Vets Tennis Place


Maybe you’re feeling the same as we are that this year is flying by much too quickly and Christmas will soon be here which means that it’s just 6 months the Cheryl Tennis Club once again hosts their Vets Tennis Championships in April 2019. And right now is the time to book your spot!


10 night Holiday Packages have been prepared 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 and they are welcome at all social events  as tickets can be separately purchased. Importantly that means of course they can also be there to cheer you on during your games!


Contact Maria Massey today on 1800 1400 66 or email maria@travelcentre.nf for an Information Pack filled with accommodation choices and from there a $200 deposit will secure your place!


If you have a group of 10+ (including players and non-players), let Maria know as depending on where you choose to stay, one person’s accommodation will be for free!

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VETS Tennis Championships


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2019 Bounty Fours Bowls Tournament


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Kids Stay for Free at Archery Norfolk Island Championships


Ask any archer who has competed in an annual Norfolk Island Travel Centre 3D Archery Championships and they will most likely describe the event using words such as ‘fun, welcoming, genuinely friendly, safe and a brilliant course’. Norfolk Island certainly seems to have it all when it comes to an archery holiday.

The local Norfolk Island Archery Club stands out in the way they encourage and include juniors to join up, learn the sport and compete. This happens not only during weekly Club meets, but also during their Championships when local children compete alongside visiting archers. Timed to occur during the July school holidays and including events for cubs and juniors as well as adults, really makes this competition a fabulous family friendly event and holiday.


As a family you’ll have plenty to choose to do in between the competition including Mini Golf fun, Strawberry Fields maze, museums, golf, Ghost tours, 

And there are now even more reasons to book in to July 2019’s Norfolk Island Travel Centre 3D Archery Championships with a special ‘kids stay free’ deal, PLUS the chance to win a $100 voucher to either local businesses the Bounty Centre Toy Shop or the Golden Orb Cafe!


Make a 7 night family booking staying with Archery Norfolk Island accommodation sponsors and your kids will stay for free. This offer is valid when two adults book with up to 2 accompanying children aged 14 years or under at either Fletcher Christian Apartments or Pine Valley Apartments. Based on a family of four, you’ll save $380 staying at Fletcher Christian Apartments or $360 staying at Pine Valley.


Make the most of Norfolk Island Travel Centre’s Early Bird competition and go in the draw to win a $100 voucher from your choice of the Bounty Centre Toy Shop or the Golden Orb Café  by making your booking by Friday 21 December 2018. For full conditions and details on the Kids Stay Free offer and the Early Bird competition contact Helen reeves at helen@travelcentre.nf or on 1800 1400 66.

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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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Norfolk Island Country Music


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Norfolk Island Jazzes it up!


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Norfolk Island Set To Jazz It Up In 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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A Special First Fleet Family Reunion Event in 2019


In March 2019 Norfolk Island’s First Fleet Anniversary celebrations present as the perfect opportunity for a family reunion and chance to meet fellow descendants of your First Fleeter ancestor. For the many Nathaniel Lucas and Olivia Gascoigne descendants who gathered for this year’s event, the week provided an opportunity to meet new family members, learn more about family connections, exchange contacts - and holiday together. Lucas descendants who visit in 2019 will once again experience this wonderful exchange.

Already other First Fleet families are organising reunions to coincide with the 6 March 2019 anniversary including descendants of Andrew Goodwin and Lydia Munroe, with family members likely to travel from every State except the Northern Territory. As a convict Lydia was transported for theft with co-accused Ann Forbes – and Andrew alongside William Butler after they were caught stealing a load of lead. What a wonderful meeting it would be if Andrew and Lydia’s descendants met up on Norfolk Island with Ann Forbes and William Butler’s descendants!

Finding the opportunity to exchange stories with fellow descendants is an important part of our First Fleet celebrations. A special mediated Your Family Forum session offers just this, with dedicated time to tell your family story and hear from others. It’s highly likely the session will end up revealing family commonalities and differences; intriguing details about life on the Island; and ‘who knew who’ as a fellow convict, land owner, free settler, marine or soldier.

If you are interested in this earliest period of British settlement on Norfolk Island then this is the week for you to travel. It is the only time dedicated experiences and tours are organised within a one week program delving in detail into life on the Island between 1788 and 1814 (when the Settlement closed).

Contact Maria Massey at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre for details of both their 2019 First Fleet and Holiday Packages, as well as accommodation discounts available when groups of 10+ travel together (perfect for a family reunion!).  Email Maria at maria@travelcentre.nf or call 1800 1400 66.

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Time lock in your 2019 3D Archery Holiday


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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Norfolk island Conservation Project


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Stolley Shield Golf


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South Pacific Bowls


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Time to plan for December’s Pistol Shooting Champs


As a recreational pistol shooter, if you subscribe to Pistol Shooting Queensland, Australian Shooter’s newletters or Focus Magazine you’ll be seeing some of Norfolk Island Travel Centre’s promotions for this December’s Norfolk Island Pistol Shooting Championships. It’s certainly gearing up to be a fantastic competition this year and we hope that you might also help to spread the word as well as join us on-Island for the competition.

The local Norfolk Island Pistol Shooting Club were recently thrilled that The Polynesian Apartments Norfolk Island have come on board as new sponsors. They are offering great group savings with one room for free when a group of ten plus book and stay together (groups can be made up of both shooters and non-shooters). Please ask Christan Davies about package prices for staying at the Polynesian to take advantage of this great offer – perhaps a group from your Club would like to stay together?

As Norfolk Island Travel Centre can secure group airline bookings our Holiday Packages include very competitive prices to bring competitors combined return airfares, accommodation and car hire in one neat bundle.

This year is going to be a fantastic year to compete on Norfolk Island – and we’d be honoured to bring you here for the competition. Don’t delay in calling Christan Davies on 1800 1400 66 or by email christan@travelcentre.nf. 

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Norfolk Island Conservation Project


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U3A Jazz, Conservation and Much More on Norfolk Island


Many U3A groups have enjoyed travelling to Norfolk Island over the past few years, and now Norfolk Island Travel Centre has grouped the Fabulous Four U3A Norfolk Island Trips that are sure to have resonance with U3A members. Of course your U3A group can travel at any time of year to either coincide with another of the Island’s annual events, or we can help you design your own itinerary.


Our Fabulous Four are:


1.            Norfolk Island Jazzes It Up!         December 3 – 6 2018

How could you pass up on a jazz festival not only held on an Island, but in magical venues including under a sprawling Banyan Tree perched high on a cliff overlooking coral reef, historic buildings and a World Heritage listed site? Contact Christan Davies christan@travelcentre.nf

2.            First Fleet celebrations:                1 – 9 March 2019

A number of U3A groups have already enjoyed this annual event celebrating the 6 March 1788 arrival of Phillip Gidley King and 23 others to start the second settlement of the colony. Perfect for those with First Fleet ancestry or a love of Australia’s earliest British settlement history. Contact Maria Massey maria@travelcentre.nf

3.            Line Dancing with Kate Simpkin:               12 – 19 April 2019

She’s the multi award winning Line Dancing teacher who has fun at the top of her Norfolk Island trips! You’ll love the combination of dancing and holidaying with Kate – there’s a reason why her holidays are usually booked out well in advance. Contact Teresa Langusch teresa@travelcentre.nf

4.            Wildmob Conservation Trips:                     September & November 2018, April & July 2019

Take a holiday that matters on a small group Norfolk Island Wildmob holiday. You’ll carry out hands-on bush regeneration and conservation work restoring natural habitats of threatened and endangered species - as well as enjoy snorkelling, bird watching, hiking and relaxing. Led by expert guides. Contact Joyce Judd joyce@travelcentre.nf

Make sure to share this information with your friends and U3A members. We would be pleased to provide any further  information on our Fabulous Four Norfolk Island Trips or any other Island event or holiday.


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Hitting an Ace on Norfolk Island


Norfolk Island Travel Centre is pleased to bring details of the 2019 Vets Tennis Championships on Norfolk Island so players can put them straight onto their calendar and 2019 travelling plans!


 As usual the Cheryl Tennis Club have organised the competition to run during the week, so a 10 day travel package will get you here in time for their opening event as well as the final farewell function. Our twin share 10 day Holiday Packages prices are:


From $1329pp ex Brisbane           20 – 30 April 2019

From $1399pp ex Sydney             19 – 29 April 2019

Package prices include your return airfares, meet & greet at NI airport, 10 night’s accommodation, 10 days car hire + other benefits.


As you most likely know the Vets Champs on Norfolk is always a fun week of socialising and competition – and of course touring and holidaying. Please contact me for a detailed Information Pack to get your booking underway on email maria@travelcentre.nf or freecall 1800 1400 66.


Score an ace by joining the Cheryl Tennis Club on Norfolk Island in April 2019!

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2018 Norfolk Island Travel Centre 16th Pistol Shooting Championships


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Food Festival 2018


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Aust Wide Tours Visit Norfolk Island


It was wonderful to welcome Brett Parker escorting 32 clients on a Norfolk Island holiday this week. Brett and his group have had a very busy week travelling around the Island and enjoying many tours.


Staying at Paradise Hotel daily tours have included Half day Island Orientation, Convict Settlement tour, Glass Bottom Boat, Wonderland by Night, Colleen McCullough Home Tour, Island Adventures $WD, Sound and Light Show, Mutiny on the Bounty Show and Xtian Bothers Cheese Tour. In the evening they’ve enjoyed meals at Hilli’s, the RSL Bistro, Paradise Hotel, on a Progressive Dinner and Island Fishy Fry.


Kelly and all the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre wish Brett and his Aust Wide Tours Group a safe trip home and hope to see you all back on Norfolk Island again one day soon.

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'Mad May'Norfolk Island Holiday Package Specials


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Norfolk Island Set To Jazz It Up In 2018


The main headline performers have been revealed for December’s Norfolk Island Jazzes It Up! and it 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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Norfolk Island Jazzes it up! 2018


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Foundation Day 2018


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NOC the Rock 2019


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Governor's Cup


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NOC the Rock 2019: The Biggest One Yet!


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Fun Over 50’s Norfolk Island Visit


It was wonderful to welcome Andi Watherston and Helen Hinwood leading twenty three Fun Over 50’s travellers on a Norfolk Island holiday.


Staying at Paradise Hotel the group has kept up with an itinerary that has taken them not only to every corner of the island, but on a range of tours covering our environment, history, heritage and culture. 


Exploring the Island they have joined a Half Day Island Tour, Island Adventures 4WD, Convict Settlement Tour, Culla & Co, a Glass Bottom Boat trip and Pitcairn Settlers Village tour. Enjoying numerous meals at the Paradise Hotel including a welcome dinner 3 course meal and Sunset Cocktails & Canapes, other dinning during the week has included at a Progressive Dinner and Island Fish Fry, as well as last night’s Night as a Convict.


Maria and everyone at Norfolk Island Travel Centre wishes Andi, Helen and all the Fun Over 50s group a safe trip home today. We hope to see you all back on Norfolk Island one day soon.

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Kings Coaches visit Norfolk Island


Newcastle based Kings Coaches in conjunction with Norfolk Island Travel Centre welcomed a group of twenty eight travellers from Palm Lakes Resort to Norfolk last week. It was wonderful to welcome back Rod King for this first Kings Coaches trip for 2018.


Staying at Paradise Hotel & Resort as a group of bowlers they enjoyed a number of bowling sessions as well as a busy week of touring and travelling around the Island. Starting their touring last Tuesday, an orientation to the Island was gained on a half day tour. Dinner that night at the RSL Bistro was followed by the drama of the Sound and Light Show. Visiting the 4 Norfolk Island Museums during Tag-A-Long tours across two mornings was complimented with a relaxing Culla & Co Horse and Carriage Tour. A Breakfast Bushwalk, Pitcairn Settlers Village and the wonderful Cyclorama have also been highlights.


During the evenings many delicious meals have been consumed including an Island Cuisine Tasting Table Dinner, Bowling Club Bistro, Night as a Convict Dinner and Island Fish Fry followed by Wonderland By Night. Their final night dinner at Hilli’s was a fabulous end to a wonderful week.


On behalf of Helen, Rebecca and all the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we say thank you to Rod and his group for visiting our island and travelling in conjunction with us. We hope to see you back on-Island again one day soon.

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A Diamond Red Hatter Gathering


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Painting Workshop on Norfolk island with Pamela Pretty


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10th annual Red hatters Gathering on Norfolk island


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Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival


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Norfolk Island Flora Week


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Belinda Biggs painting Holiday on Norfolk Island


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Norfolk Island Fly in


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β€˜Belinda Biggs Norfolk Island Painting Holiday’.


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 5 – 12 October 2018 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 kelly@travelcentre.nf or call on 1800 1400 66.


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South Pacific Pairs Lawn Bowls Tournament 2019


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Norfolk Island Veterans Golf Tournament 2019


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Painting Workshop on Norfolk Island with Joe Cartwright



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Daydreamer Winter Special


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Southern Lightscapes Phototgraphy Workshop


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Norfolk Island Folk History


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Last Chance for Kiwi’s to Join us at the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival!


Calling all Kiwi Country Music fans! If you haven’t already booked to be on Norfolk Island for May’s Country Music Festival it’s not too late! Limited seats are still available for you to be here for the special 25th Anniversary celebrations from 19 to 26 May by joining our direct charter service ex Auckland – but you must book by the 23rd March.


With no regular service to Norfolk our charter service is perhaps the only time you can fly direct from Auckland for a fabulous country-music-filled holiday. The Holiday Package includes return charter airfares ex Auckland, 7 nights twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire, Half Day Island tour – and more. For your Country Music Pass, choose between the Ultimate and Elite Packages or a Night Tickets Only pack.


Get set to enjoy performances from a whole range of New Zealand and Australian performers including Dennis Marsh, The Topp Twins, Troy Cassar-Daley and Shannon Noll to name just a few!


To make sure you don’t miss out, contact Christan Davies ASAP by email at christan@travelcentre.nf or on free call 0800 0088 10. Please pass this message on to friends and family who may be interested in this rare opportunity to fly direct from Auckland to Norfolk Island.


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The 2018 Stolley Shield


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Conservation Projects 2018


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Garden Clubs of Australia Inc. National Convention October 2019 Expressions of Interest from local garden owners


From 14 to 18 October 2019 the Garden Clubs of Australia Inc. will be holding their National Convention on Norfolk Island. Local hosts, the Norfolk Island Garden Club are now organising elements of the Convention ‘Gardening Norfolk Island Style: Convicts, Community and Coral’ which expects to attract in excess of 200 visitors for the week.


The Convention program includes tours of local gardens and Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now called from local garden owners who are interested in having their property included as one of those visited. It is anticipated that approximately nine gardens will be chosen to be open over a two day period allowing a rotation of groups through each property. Selected gardens will need to be of a high standard and a commitment made by the owner in the lead up to the Convention to ensuring they are prepared for optimal presentation.


For further information please email Rebecca Christian at rebecca@travelcentre.nf or call 22502

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230th Anniversary First Fleet Celebrations


The Norfolk Island Travel Centre was delighted to welcome 83 people travelling to the Island this week to participate in First Fleet Celebrations centring on the re-enactment on Foundation Day. With many in the group descended from First and Second Fleeters who also lived on Norfolk Island, the week presented a moving opportunity to stand on the very land where their ancestors lived and worked.


Over 60 of the group participated in a special program of activities to explore their ancestor’s time on the Island. This included a special Customised First Settlement Tour and Family History Research presentation by the Norfolk Island Museum offering the opportunity to be immersed in the island’s history from 1788 to 1814. For those whose ancestors arrived here on the last voyage of the Sirius before wrecking here in 1790, the visit to the Sirius Museum must have been especially poignant.


Sharing of their ancestor stories and connections occurred during an ‘In their Footsteps: Nathaniel and Olivia Lucas’ guided tour, followed by visiting the places of importance to Nathaniel and Olivia and other of the First Fleeter and Settler descendants.   Foundation Day itself offered the chance to be immersed in the arrival of the first group of 23 to Norfolk Island in 1788 and then be happily entertained over a sumptuous lunch with Pinetrees Tours. An exclusive Farewell Luncheon at Forrester’s Court provided not only a stunning backdrop and food, but the First Settlement story of First Fleeter Robert Forrester. In between, many in the group joined a number of tours, activities and dinners throughout the week.


From Maria and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre Team we hope that your week on the Island where your ancestors lived has been a very special and happy one. We wish you a safe return home and look forward to welcoming you back to Norfolk Island one day soon.   

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Solo Connections Norfolk Island Trip


Norfolk Island Travel Centre were delighted to welcome this week Solo Connections’ Bek Ortega escorting ten travellers for a week of holidaying and fun on Norfolk Island. As a single traveller it can often be daunting to undertake travelling alone, which is where travel company Solo Connections fits right in! As Bek spent most of her childhood living on Norfolk she is passionate about promoting the Island through the business and offers a real ‘insiders’ perspective to her group.


Bek organised the week’s program to take in her best pick of the Island’s dining and tours. Starting their first night off with dinner at Dino’s followed by the Sound & Light Show set the pace for the week.  Staying at and well looked after by Sue at Aloha Apartments, they have ventured out each day to enjoy tours including: Half Day Island tour, Convict Settlement Tour, the Cyclorama and Queen Victoria Gardens followed by lunch at Hilli’s, Breakfast Bushwalk, Xtian Brothers Cheers tour, Island Adventures 4WD, Colleen McCullough Home Tour and Hilli Goat Tour. Added to all that was attending Tuesday’s Foundation Day re-enactment followed by lunch with Pinetrees.


To revive themselves from each day’s activity and also add in some extra evening entertainment, the group loved the Island Culture Evening BBQ, dinner at Castaway followed by Wonderland at Night, dinner at the Bowlo, a Progressive Dinner, Island Fish Fry and Night as a Convict.


At the end of such a great week seeing the Island under Bek’s knowledgeable care, the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre wish all the Solo Connections travellers a safe trip home. We hope the memories of this holiday will stay with you a long time.

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Travel Team visit Norfolk Island


Travel Team in conjunction with Norfolk Island Travel Centre warmly welcomed a group of 21 visitors for a week’s holiday on Norfolk Island, timed to include the Island’s Foundation Day celebrations. Travelling from Brisbane and staying at the Paradise Hotel, the group has been personally escorted by Judith Fraser from Travel Team.


Everyone has had a busy week exploring the Island and joining many tours and activities. On their first full day and after a leisurely wander around the Sunday Markets, the half-day Island tour provided a great overview and orientation to the island and tours to come. These included the Behind the Hedges Tour, Island Culture Tour, Convict Settlement Tour, Culla & Co Carriage ride and Pitcairn Settlers Village. Evening meals have included Fletcher’s Fate, Progressive Dinner, Island Fish Fry and meals at Paradise Hotel. Of course attending the Foundation Day re-enactment followed by a delicious lunch added an extra historical and scenic feature to the week.


On behalf of Norfolk Island Travel Centre we hope Judith and all on the Travel Team tour have had a wonderful Norfolk Island holiday.  We look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon.

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A New Golf Tournament for Norfolk Island


The Norfolk Island Golf Club’s inaugural playing of the Stolley Shield Golf Tournament occurs this year from 10 to 13 December 2018. In the tradition of the Ryder & Presidents Cup, you’ll sign up to join ‘The Rest of the World Team’ to pitch yourselves against the local Norfolk Islanders with handicap match play used to determine the winning team.


However if you already understand the meaning behind the name of this Tournament, you’ll have a clue to the mood for this event. With ‘stolley’ meaning talking rubbish or telling a few porky pies, you’ll be sure to experience plenty of  friendly banter, team rivalry and the golf equivalent of the ‘size of the one that got away’!


However to participate you’ll need to move quickly as visiting entries are strictly capped at the first 20 received. There are some very special functions with this event including a Dinner in the Ruins in The Crank Mill in Kingston and a fabulous Presentation Dinner Fish Fry.


To bring you to the competition the Norfolk Island Travel Centre has a choice of suggested travel packages including return flights ex Sydney or Brisbane, 7 nights twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire and Stolley Shield tournament entry. Four day packages can also be organised. Contact Karen Buffett by email at karen@travelcentre.nf or call 1800 1400 66.

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Norfolk Island TAB Classic Triples Bowls Tournament


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Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic


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Terry’s Tours Group Re-Discover Norfolk Island


Terry’s Tours in conjunction with Norfolk Island Travel Centre have just presented a wonderful week for 34 local seniors and retiree’s from the Tweed and Gold Coast. Escorted by Lynne Sullivan they’ve enjoyed a week of fun and touring around the Island.


Staying at South Pacific Resort the group have enjoyed a range of tour, dining and entertainment choices. Starting with a half day Island tour they have also explored our convict heritage on a Convict Settlement Tour and at the Sound and Light Show. Norfolk’s Bounty heritage was covered during the Norfolk Indulgence Tour, at History in the Making and at Pitcairn Settlers Village. With our fresh seasonal food another focus, Xtian Brothers Cheese Tour and the Hilli Goat tour were no doubt delicious, as was the Island Fish Fry, dinner at the Bowlo and South Pac and on a Progressive Dinner. Other evening entertainment included the Trial of the Fifteen. Some in the group chose to also join a Culla & Co Horse Carriage Ride and Colleen McCullough Home tour.


After a busy week we wish Lynne and all the Terry’s Tours Group a safe journey home. We sincerely hope you’ve loved your Norfolk Island holiday.

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Escape the Winter Blues at the Norfolk Island TAB Bowls Tournament


Many lawn bowlers are already booked to beat the winter blues this year enjoying the warmth of their welcome at the Norfolk Island Bowling Club for the TAB Classic Triples Bowls Tournament. Shaping up to be a great competition from 19 to 24 August 2018, you’ll also find plenty of clear skies and mild Autumn weather, perfect for great bowling-holiday conditions.


Located in the heart of Burnt Pine you can choose accommodation within walking distance of the Bowling Club and also enjoy the ease of Island life with a range of after bowls activities and tours. Equipped with a fabulous bistro and Club amenities however, you may find you don’t want to stray too far from the Club and the competition!


As proud sponsors of the Norfolk Island Bowling Club, the Norfolk Island Travel Centre has excellent value Holiday Packages combining return airfares, 7 night’s accommodation, 7 day’s car hire, tours and more. Joyce Judd is our consultant looking after all bowls bookings (for individuals and groups) and can provide all the details you need to make your booking. Contact Joyce at joyce@travelcentre.nf or call her on 1800 1400 66.

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Norfolk Island Theatre Festival 2018


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Norfolk island Jazzes it up! 2018


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Hibiscus Crown Specials


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NOC on the Rock


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Bird Week Norfolk Island


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Come and See our Amazing Birds at Norfolk Island Bird Week 2018


In November 2018 Norfolk Island Travel Centre are partnering again with Wild Mob to offer bird watchers the opportunity to see our endemic and endangered Green Parakeet, endemic Norfolk Island golden whistler & scarlet robin; and seabirds such as masked booby, grey ternlet, white tern, sooty tern & wedge-tailed shearwater just to name a few. Norfolk Island Bird Week will be amazing!


With maximum birdwatching sessions of no more than 15 people the week is organised to ensure maximum opportunities for bird-sightings. An incredible wealth of bird knowledge will be on-tap with local Norfolk Island bird expert Margaret Christian and Derek Ball, CEO of Wild Mob and Chairperson of Island Arks Australia.

Our Holiday Package is packed! Priced from $1999pp twin share ex Brisbane and $2019 twin share ex Sydney (prices TBC ex Auckland).


The package includes: return airfares, 7 nights twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire, welcome dinner and briefing, half day Island tour, Norfolk Island Birds book by Margaret Christian, bird tour with Margaret Christian (Green Eyes Tour) followed by lunch, Experience Norfolk Island Birds by night, guided birding tours of Norfolk Island’s rainforest & seabird breeding colonies, presentations by researchers & managers of the endemic & endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot, meet a local Park Ranger over dinner at a local restaurant, entry to Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, farewell Dinner – and more!


Extra tours include travelling out to magic Phillip Island, offering access to one of the largest breeding populations of red-tailed tropic birds in Australia. Contact Joyce Judd at joyce@travelcentre.nf or  freecall from Australia on 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10.

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Gregory Hills Probus Group visit Norfolk Island


A group of twenty members of the Gregory Hills Probus Group led by Julie Johnson are nearing the end of a wonderful week on Norfolk Island organised in conjunction with John Till Group Tour Consultancy and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre. Staying at the South Pacific Hotel they have joined many tours and enjoyed a variety of evening entertainment and meals. They really have sampled the best of Norfolk Island!


Tours and activities during the days have included a Half Day Island tour, Museums visit and Tag-A-Long, Farm & Industry Tour, Breakfast Bushwalk, Island Culture Tour, Behind the Hedges, Convict Settlement Tour and Fletchers Mutiny Cyclorama.  After busy days, everyone has then gone on to enjoy evening meals and entertainment including a Carvery dinner at Southpac, Progressive Dinner, Traditional ‘Norfolk Umu’ Dinner at Bounty Lodge, an Island Fish Fry and Night as a Convict Dinner. To finish their week the group will venture out tonight after dinner to the Sound and Light Show.


From Maria and all the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we wish all the Gregory Hills Probus Group a safe trip home on Sunday. We sincerely hope you’ve loved your Norfolk Island holiday and hope to see you return one day soon.

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Governor's Cup


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10th Annual Red Hatters Gathering on Norfolk island


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Norfolk Island Flora Week


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Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival


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Quilters Getaway 2018


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16th Norfolk Island Travel Centre 3D Archery Championships


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Quilters Getaway 2018


We are so pleased to bring you details of the 2018 Norfolk Island Quilters Getaway to be held 29 October to 2 November 2018. With many quilting events on offer across Australia, Quilt Norfolk’s Getaway really stands out.


Previous attendee S.H. from Queensland commented that the week “far exceeded my expectations” and W.H. from Victoria reflected, “Your organisation of the whole time was A1, everything worked, timetables were adhered to and the venues were tops”. In 2018 Tutors Amanda Daly, Caroline Sharkey and Andrea Taylor will teach a diverse range of techniques, patterns and styles as described on the flyer following this message.


Amanda Daly’s work could best be described as contemporary with a particular love for appliqué and quilting. She also enjoys making quilts that are a twist on the traditional as well as pushing the boundaries with new and different materials.


Caroline Sharkey is driven by colour and strives to find that special combination with a WOW! factor. She teaches her techniques of fabric embellishments and textured surface always loving the journey that she is on to inspire and encourage everyone to experience the creative side of Textile Art.


Andrea Taylor was drawn to the simplicity, boldness and geometry of Japanese Sashiko designs and finds teaching the method a rewarding one. She finds using the traditional “chaco” drafting pattern transfer method gives her freedom of expression in her designs. Andrea’s classes are bound to be filled with insights into this genre in a relaxed and peaceful environment.


As interest has already been strong and bookings made, the week is shaping up to be a brilliant quilting holiday. Please contact Kelly Schmitz for a full Information Pack at kelly@travelcentre.nf or on freecall 1800 1400 66.  

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bounty Day 2018


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VETS Tennis Championships


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Fun Over 50’s Norfolk Island Holiday


It was wonderful to welcome back Anne Richards to the Island last Saturday, escorting a group of twenty Fun Over 50s travellers for a fabulous Christmas week on Norfolk Island. Based from their accommodation at South Pacific Hotel they have spent the week touring and relaxing and hopefully loving their special Christmas Day lunch at the Hotel.


Before Christmas Day they were able to gain an orientation to the Island on a Half Day Tour, followed by a visit to Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama. Perhaps feeling like they were ‘se moosa bust’ (so full to busting!) after Christmas Day lunch and dinner, hopefully Culla & Co’s Horse carriage ride eased them into the day before joining a Convict Settlement Tour and a Progressive Dinner that night. The weather was perfect for a Glass Bottom Boat ride on Thursday, followed by an Island Culture Tour. Yesterday the group enjoyed the Island Adventures 4WD before finishing their Christmas Week with all the fun at Night As a Convict. 


From Maria and the team at Norfolk Island Travel Centre it has been our pleasure to be travel partners with Fun Over 50’s bringing Anne and her group to Norfolk Island for Christmas this year. We hope you have all had a memorable festive time and hope to see you back again one day soon.

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Christmas on Norfolk Island for Seniors Holiday Travel Team


Seniors Holiday Travel Team has run another “Christmas on Norfolk Island” holiday this year, with seventeen enthusiastic travellers now coming to the end of a wonderful Christmas week. Offered in conjunction with Norfolk Island Travel Centre, the group leader for this trip was Carol Holt returning again to lead the tour.

Some of the tours to start the week off were Half Day Island Tour, followed by the Greenfinger Tour to explore the birds and nature of the Island. Dinner at Hilli’s hopefully didn’t fill everyone up too much as both Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner were relished the next day at Paradise Hotel. The best way to recover from any excesses on Boxing Day was to join the Behind the Hedges Tour to enjoy a number of private gardens, followed by the Convict Settlement Tour, a BBQ dinner and then Wonderland by Night. Other tours and evening events have included Island Culture Tour, Fletcher’s Fate Mystery Dinner, Culla & Co, Island Fish Fry, Mutiny on the Bounty Show and Pitcairn Settlers Village.


 As Carol and her group depart the Island today, Maria & all at Norfolk Island Travel Centre wish everyone a Happy New Year and certainly hope a very special 2017 Christmas holiday has been had by all. 

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Bounty Fours Bowls Tournament 2018


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Anzac Day on Norfolk Island 2018


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Groups Visiting 2017 Norfolk Island Jazzes it up!



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Take a Norfolk Island Trip That Matters


So many of us come home from a holiday with a deep desire to just go back!


Not many of us however are so inspired that we return within months, but this is exactly what Di, a recent volunteer on a Norfolk Island Wild mob trip has done. Di’s ‘holiday’ also challenges our conventional view of what we should do with precious vacation time as you discover she was volunteering her time to weed invasive species on Reserves and private properties around the Island, undertake bird counts and other bush restoration activities as a member of a Wild mob trip.


‘Get wild. Do things that matter’ is the tag lines of Wild mob, a not-for-profit, non-political organisation who takes volunteers on adventures to save endangered species and restore their habitats.  Their Norfolk Island Project focuses on bush-land restoration to improve habitat for over 55 threatened or endangered species and up to 18 species of seabirds that breed within Norfolk, Phillip and Nepean Islands. 


While most holiday-goers to Norfolk Island don’t spend their time weeding, they also won’t have the opportunity to go onto private properties or engage so much with locals and our environment. Another member of Di’s group was thrilled with the interactive and social aspects of the week – particularly in comparison to other conservation projects she has worked on. To see what it’s all about check out this Youtube clip: http://youtu.be/I6r8XjqQ6To


Joining a Wild mob Conservation trip really proves the saying ‘the more you give the more you get’. There are trips in April and July in 2018. Contact Joyce at Norfolk Island Travel Centre for details and 

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230th Foundation Day Anniversary Celebrations


The 2018 First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations on Norfolk Island are shaping up to be very special.


Marking the 230th anniversary of the 1788 landing of Lieutenant Philip Gidley King and 22 others to start the Norfolk Island Settlement, this week offers the opportunity to honour and reflect on not only their lives but all who subsequently came to the Island over the ensuing 25 years until the Settlements closure in 1814.  


The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has prepared what we hope to be a special Optional First Fleet Package for the week. It includes attending the 6 March Foundation Day re-enactment of the landing followed by a sumptuous luncheon by the water; a First Settlement tour by the Norfolk Island Museum; a ‘Focus on Family’ tour visiting the places Nathaniel and Olivia Lucas called home and work that intertwines with other descendant families and common life features of the time (as well as information on haemochromatosis, the hereditary condition Nathanial and Olivia passed on to many of their descendants); a research session at the KAVHA Research Centre; and finally an exclusive cliff-top celebratory luncheon.


Many Lucas family descendants have already booked for this trip which is fast becoming a fabulous and unique Lucas family get together.


We would love you to be on Norfolk Island for this special 230th anniversary event. Please contact me for Holiday Package and Optional First Fleet Package details, at maria@travelcentre.nf or on 1800 1400 66.

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Norfolk Island Country Music Festival


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Norfolk Island Conservation Project


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A Diamond Red Hatter Gathering


In 2018 the 10th Annual Red Hatter Gathering on Norfolk Island will be held – and it’s going to be a dazzling Diamond Anniversary like none other! For this special year Queenalee Rosalie and her Bounty Babes intend to up the ante of fun, mayhem, crazy antics  -  and so much more!! They would be thrilled if Red Hatters would join them for the celebrations.


Imagine yourself starting the week on a cliff-top at sunset (specially ordered intense-red for this gathering) dining on our Island’s famous fish fry. You’ll love the 10th Anniversary Diamond luncheon and the Farewell ‘Diamonds are Forever’ themed Dinner will include fabulous entertainment (you’ll just have to be here to find out who the special guest appearance is from!) All sorts of other activities are included in the Red Hatter Registration (contact us for full details). Remember that if you book your Holiday Package through Norfolk Island travel centre you’ll receive $50 off the Registration price.


For 2018 we have included a choice of Holiday Packages with or without a car. Also, note the later time of year than previous Gatherings. This one will be held in the last week of September and beginning of October so you can come and enjoy Spring with us! This is going to be a simply dazzling Gathering and week to be on Norfolk Island. We’d so love to welcome you.


Contact Christan Davies for enquiries and a full Information Package on 1800 1400 66 or by email christan@travelcentre.nf

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Norfolk Island Folk History


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Red Hatters 10th Annual Gathering on Norfolk Island


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Foundation Day 2018


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2018 Norfolk Island Line Dancing Festival with Kate Simpkin


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Theatre in Paradise in 2018


Next year marks the 21st Anniversary of the Norfolk Island Theatre Festival and there are many reasons to celebrate this significant anniversary and achievement by Norfolk Amateur Theatrical Society who annually present the Festival. In 2018 it runs from 30 September to 5 October.


The Norfolk Island Theatre Festival is not only excellent for actors, but theatre lovers in general. During this week you’ll enjoy a week of competition performances of one-act plays or an excerpt from a full length play of not more than 20 minutes duration.  Entries are judged by a visiting Adjudicator who offers constructive feedback on each performance to actors and directors alike.  For the actors there are also workshops and of course for everyone, plenty of sightseeing and socialising to enjoy!


Brisbane local Julie Bray must surely have set the record for appearances at the Theatre Festival as for the past 17 years she has travelled to Norfolk Island with Front Row Theatre (originally API Theatre) to perform. We certainly hope she will be back for the 21st anniversary event in 2018 as Julie says “I love coming to the Festival because it is such a complete experience... it is a real highlight of my year”. 


Make performing or attending the Norfolk Island Theatre Festival a highlight of your 2018 year. Contact Kelly Schmitz for further information via email kelly@travelcentre.nf or freecall 1800 1400 66

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Southern Lightscapes Photography Workshop


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Norfolk Island Theatre Festival 2018


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Julie Hartwig - Photography Tour


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Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival


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World Photo Adventures


Some of you would remember Darran Leal as he was the Islands photographer (for Tim Wood Pine Studio’s) in 1980. He met his wife Julia at Puppies Point with a photo group that he brought from Brisbane in 1989 and was married on the island in 1991 with Boo and Agnes as witnesses. Since then, Darran and Julia have brought several groups of photographers to explore the place they know as paradise and this week returned to lead another tour.


Darren says: “I had another fantastic group this week who explored many of the places that most visitors miss. The walk along the base at Cascades again offered beautiful nesting Red-tailed Tropic Birds. 100 Acres is a special place on the island for nature lovers. A highlight was finding a nesting fan-tail feeding its chicks. We even added some ghostly fun with long exposures at night and a convict model (Darran) - a lot of fun and laughs”.


The group came from several locations in Australia and one Kiwi. What did they enjoy shooting the most?  “First of all they loved the people and the food. The Fish Fry was the best, with diets forgotten for 24 hours! The seascapes where a highlight with everyone shooting a mix of water and iconic trees. Then the general nature shots, but without doubt the birds won out. From boobies to little terns with fish, hours were spent trying to get that unique moment in time. The group’s favourite bird was a young little tern at 100 Acres”.


From Tara and all at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre it was wonderful to welcome (back) Darran and Julia and their group of photographers. No doubt Darran and Julia will bring back another group in future – we certainly hope so!


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Seniors Holiday Travel Group


Seniors Holiday Travel Team in conjunction with Norfolk Island Travel Centre warmly welcomed a group of 20 visitors for a week’s holiday on Norfolk Island this week. Travelling from both Sydney and Brisbane and staying at the Paradise Hotel, the group has been personally escorted around the island by Peter Francis from Seniors Holiday Travel Team.


They have had a busy week exploring the Island and joining many tours and activities. The half-day Island tour at the beginning of the week provided an overview of the island which was then explored in more detail during the Behind the Hedges Tour, Xtian Brothers Cheese Tour, Island Culture Tour, Convict Settlement Tour and Pitcairn Settlers Village. Evening meals have included Fletcher’s Fate, Progressive Dinner, Island Fish Fry and a BBQ dinner at Paradise Hotel.


On behalf of Norfolk Island Travel Centre we hope Peter and all on the Seniors Travel Team tour have had a wonderful Norfolk Island holiday.  We look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon.

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Julie Hartwig Photography Tour


For the third year running freelance photographer Julie Hartwig will be leading another Julie Hartwig Norfolk Island Photography Tour from 10 – 17 April 2018.


Tin Can Bay QLD based Julie loves Norfolk Island as a photographers destination so much she established a facebook page called “The Magic of Norfolk Island” as a one-stop photography resource of Island photography for use by anyone interested in promoting the island. During her April trip she will once again lead her group to the places and spaces across the Island that she knows will best deliver a diverse range of subject matters. From colonial buildings to wild seascapes, quaint valley views, cows, chooks, sub-tropical flora, birds and dramatic cliff-tops – you’ll find no end of inspiration.


Julie has a gift for passing on her skills and passion for photography. If you’ve ever dreamt of joining a photography trip – seriously consider travelling with Julie Hartwig, you won’t regret it. Contact Karen for Holiday Packages information at karen@travelcentre.nf or on 1800 140066. And you don’t need to leave behind your non-photographer spouse or significant other as there are non-photographer packages also available!

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Kate Simpkin Norfolk Island Tour Is Hotting Up


Kate Simpkin’s 2018 Norfolk Island Line Dancing Festival is hotting up to be a brilliant event. Already well booked, the week is certainly going to be full of dancing, socialising and touring fun – make sure not to miss this Line Dancing Holiday!


Kate always takes care to organise every detail of the week to ensure it is filled with every opportunity to learn new dances, dress up, party and generally enjoy our beautiful Island.  To make sure that in your after-dancing hours you get to see the best of the Island, make sure to check out Kate’s 5 Star Extra’s, her special selection of her hand-picked best Island experiences. If you have a non-dancing spouse or friend please ask about our non-dancers package, making it easy and possible to still holiday together while you enjoy the dancing.


Kate is an incredible and dedicated Line Dancing teacher who welcomes and encourages dancers from all experience levels. Proof of her teaching skills is in the fact she’s a multiple winner of the Australian Line Dancing Instructor of the Year – including for 2016/17.


Contact Kelly Schmitz on 1800 1400 66 or by email kelly@travelcentre.nf for a full information pack and bookings. Kate Simpkin’s Line Dancing Festival  going to be a ‘hot’ week of dancing on Norfolk Island, just don’t miss out! 

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Hardys Wines Pro Am Golf Classic


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TAB Classic


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Creative Art Workshop Norfolk Island with Fiona George


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The Castaway Bounty Open


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Port Stephens Coaches Norfolk Island Tour


Norfolk Island Travel Centre in conjunction with Port Stephens Coaches was deligted to welcome Kay & Terry Fogg and a group of visitors to the Island this week. Responding to requests from their customers for a Norfolk Island holiday, Port Stephen’s Coaches added the trip to their schedule, which was then enthusaistically filled with the group of 40 travellers.


Based at the South Pacific Resort the group have seen and done so much since arriving last Monday. The range of tours they’ve enjoyed include the Half day Island tour, Breakfst Bushwalk, Pitcairn Settlers Village, Cyclorama and Queen Victoria Gardens, Colleen McCullough Home Tour, Hilli Goat Tour, High Tea with a view and the Convict Setlement Tour.


Norfolk’s great food and evening entertainment has been sampled during dinner at Hilli’s, a Progressive Dinner, Island Fish Fry and Mutiny on the Bounty Show, Night as a Convict Dinner, Wonderland by Night and The Jolly Roger.


At the end of a busy week on Norfolk Island we wish Kay, Terry and their group a great journey home on Monday. We hope that everyone has loved their choice of a Norfolk Island tour and hope to welcome future Port Stephens Coach Tour groups to our Island home.

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Scenic Reunion Norfolk Island Holiday


The story of this group of twenty friends travelling together began in Canada 11 years ago when they all met on a Scenic Holiday tour. Their time together was so enjoyable that they have been meeting up to travel together every 18 months since and for 2017 they decided on a Norfolk Island holiday.  Staying at Aloha Apartments the group have enjoyed a week of sightseeing and touring, as well as enjoying plenty of catch-up time over meals and evening entertainment.


The tours they have joined together include Sound and Light Show, Half Day Island Tour, Convict Settlement, Island Culture Tour and Wonderland by Night. In the evenings they’ve dinned together at The Jolly Roger and on an Island Fish Fry. They are looking forward to their farewell night on Sunday where they will visit island homes for a Progressive Dinner.


Jannise and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre team hope that group leader Kathy Biggs and all the Scenic Reunion group have thoroughly enjoyed their Norfolk Island get-together, sharing time and friendship together on our beautiful Island.

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2018 Veterans Tennis Championships


In April 2018 you have the chance to combine your passion for tennis with a brilliant holiday at the Norfolk Island Veterans Tennis Championships. The overwhelming feedback we receive from visiting players is that joining this event actually ‘makes’ their holiday.


You’ll find here a truly friendly, fun and social week on our beautiful Sub-Tropical Island and we’d love you to join us!


The Norfolk Island Cheryl Tennis Club warmly invites Aussie and Kiwi players to ‘meet in the middle’ for 5 days of competition in Men’s, Ladies and mixed doubles events. There are 4 age divisions starting from 40years running up to 70+years. The Club courts are all sand based astro turf and they have excellent amenities for on and off the court playing.


The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has 10 day packages designed to allow enough time to play in the Championships and also enjoy the Island. Aside from just relaxing at the beach or on one of many National Park rainforest walks, there is shopping, World Heritage listed Kingston, museums, tours, great cafes, snorkelling, golf and…more!


If you or your Club would like to bring a group there are some special accommodation and flight benefits that can apply. Please contact Maria Massey for more details and conditions of tour leader benefits further information regarding the competition, bookings or any other questions you may have, on freecall from Australia 1800 1400 66 or from New Zealand 0800 0088 10. 

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Vets Tennis Championships Norfolk Island 2018


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South Pacific Pairs Lawn Bowls Tournament


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Merimbula Coach Tours visit Norfolk Island


Twenty nine travellers from the NSW South Coast are spending a wonderful week on Norfolk Island travelling on a Merimbula Coach Tours holidays. Owners Paul and Liz Pincini are the 3rd generation from their family to be involved in coach travel and pride themselves on offering travel services that are personalised and small in nature to ensure their customers feel like they are travelling “as a group, not a crowd”. Rebecca and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre team were delighted to work with Paul and Liz on this special Norfolk Island trip.


Staying at both Castaway Hotel and Fletcher Christian Apartments the group have so far enjoyed tours including a Half day Island Orientation, Breakfast Bushwalk, Behind the Hedges Norfolk Cottage Industries Tour, Fletchers Cyclorama and a Queen Victoria Gardens visit. Over the weekend they have Pitcairn Settlers Village and Convict Settlement tours on their program. Each evening meals and tours have included Hilli’s Restaurant, a Progressive Dinner, Clifftop Island Fish Fry and Night as a Convict. Dinner at the Bowlo followed by Wonderland by Night and a farewell evening at The Jolly Roger over the weekend will cap off their week.


From Rebecca, Tara and the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we wish Paul, Liz and their Merimbula Coach Tours group a safe journey home on Monday. We hope you’ve thoroughly enjoyed your week and hope to see you back on-Island again one day soon.

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Bounty Four Bowls Tournament 2018


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Bounty Fours Bowls Tournament 2018


The Norfolk Island Bowling Club invites you to their signature event the Bounty Fours Bowls Tournament. This great event offers the choice of playing for one or two weeks from either 29 April to 4 May, or 7 to 10 May 2018. Teams can be mens, women or mixed for the first week, but must be only mixed for the second. 


Norfolk Island is a great destination for clubs, groups and individual bowlers alike. Travelling to bowl here means you’ll experience not only great bowls and socialising with the locals, but also a fabulous South Pacific Island holiday. The Bounty Fours allows you to really enjoy both bowling and holidaying when you elect to stay for two weeks – and many bowlers do just that!


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, tours, meals and inclusions of your choice. For bowlers flying from Brisbane they have the choice of travelling with Norfolk Island Airlines and when a group of ten team together the 11th seat will be FREE (taxes need to be paid and there are conditions). You can share the savings among yourselves or earn it as the organiser! Non-bowling members in a group are included.


For all the details please call Joyce Judd on 1800 1400 or email at joyce@travelcentre.nf

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Good News For New Zealanders’s Travelling To The 2018 Norfolk Island Country Music Festival


Good news from the Norfolk Island Travel Centre came recently with the announcement that they are chartering an Air New Zealand service to bring both performing Kiwi country music artists and holidaying fans to next May’s Norfolk Island Country Music Festival. This comes as welcome relief following the recent announcement by Norfolk Island Airlines that direct flights between New Zealand and Norfolk Island will cease after 14 January, potentially disrupting travel plans for those already booked to attend the Festival.

The Norfolk Island Country Music Festival is among the biggest and most loved events on the Island’s annual calendar. As the 2018 Festival marks the 25th anniversary the local Norfolk Island Country Music Association (NICMA) is presenting a week big on performances and celebrations.  New Zealand performers and audience members have played a large part in the sustained success of this Festival over the past 25 years and this is now set to continue in 2018.

Headline NZ performers include Dennis Marsh and The Topp Twins. Dennis Marsh has performed and attended so many previous Festivals that it was inconceivable for NICMA to imagine the 25th celebration without him. The return of The Topp Twins has been applauded by local Islanders who so enjoyed the music, unique humour and style of those boot stompin’ Gingham Sisters in their last Festival performance.  Travis Collins, Fanny Lumsden and Mason Hope are among the line-up of Australian performers. And as the size and nature of Norfolk is small and easy, fans will find that they’ll be rubbing shoulders with headlining performers, perhaps bumping into them at a café or in the local supermarket.

Travelling to attend this Festival delivers so much more than a usual festival experience. On Norfolk Island visitors find excellent music and a great ‘festival feel’ combined with a brilliant holiday destination. On top of the music many enjoy coral reef snorkelling; World Heritage listed Kingston; exploring the unique local Norf’k culture; or a game of golf or bowls or a rainforest walks. 


Holiday Packages to attend the 2018 Norfolk Island Country Music Festival from 19 – 26 May start from AU$1289pp (NZ$1547)twin share ex Auckland including return airfares and taxes, NI airport transfers, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire, half day Island tour and more.    

Contact Christan Davies at christan@travelcentre.nf or call 0800 0088 10 for further information on the Air New Zealand Charter, Holiday Packages and Country Music Pass options. Also visit https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/events/country-music-festival

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St. George High School Wildmob Conservation Trip


It’s hard to imagine what appeal small, isolated and largely untouched Norfolk Island could have for city teenagers accustomed to a plethora of entertainment options and non-stop stimulation. Well, according to Maja, one of a group of twelve visiting St. George Girls High School students, one of the stand out reasons is that Norfolk is a “really peaceful place, it’s calming and so different to Sydney.” Maja and classmates Kimberley and Rouya, have really enjoyed not only discovering the many contrasts between Norfolk and Sydney but also undertaking beach clean-ups and weeding work as part of the week’s conservation outcomes.


Traveling on a Wildmob Conservation trip offers these students an opportunity to really understand our own and collective impact on the environment. The pervasiveness of plastic rubbish really hit the girls this week with their eyes newly opened to how it has made its way even onto what would appear to be our pristine beaches: “Once you look you can see it everywhere.” They each expressed a desire to try and cut down on use of plastics, be more aware of overly packaged goods and closely watch what they were consuming.


An appreciation for life on our small Island with a close-knit community, shared heritage and “the way you treat each other” also struck the girls. They have seen and heard how residents live together and have a unique shared identity and sense of belonging, so much so that Kimberley remarked that this week “makes me want to go home and celebrate my heritage.”  


The students have been escorted this week by St. George Girls High School teachers Dianne Duffy and Tina Whitehead and Wildmob’s CEO Derek Ball. This is the 2nd trip for Diana who is enthusiastic about the opportunities a week of conservation work brings to the girls and also the opportunity it offers for them to take a rest and break from the non-stop nature of city life.


The outcome of this week certainly feels like a win-win, both for the girls and also our environment. On behalf of Joyce, Rebecca and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre team we wish you all a safe journey back home to Sydney. We hope the special lessons learned, and calm from the relaxed time you’ve had on our Island stay with you a long time. 

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Our Biggest Year Yet - 25 Years Of Country Music Festivals


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Norfolk Island Social Ballroom Dancing Week 2018


It’s been 3 months since we farewelled everyone from June’s Social Ballroom Dancing Week. If you were lucky enough to be a participant, we hope that the memories are still fresh bringing a smile to your face and a tap in your toes!


The Norfolk Island Travel Centre is now very pleased to present details of the 2018 Social Ballroom Dancing Week and hope that dancers will join the Norfolk Island Social Ballroom Dancing Committee and dancing friends for this wonderful week. The dates for 2018 are 17-22 June and once again Tanya Kershaw and Jan Lawrence will be leading tutors.


Every year this event includes a fabulous themed night and in 2018 the theme is Jungle Safari – we can only imagine the wild creations that will appear at Rawson Hall next June. For those who may have enquired, but have never travelled for this week before, we would just like to say there is no need to hesitate you really will have a Ball! With limited spaces and heavy bookings however our best suggestion is to reserve your place as soon as you can.


Contact Jannise Witt at jannise@travelcentre.nf or on 1800 1400 66 for 7 night  Holiday Package details or any further enquiries. Don’t forget - non-dancing partners and friends will have plenty to see and do while you are dancing, please ask Jannise for a copy of our Tours & Activities book or go to https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/tours-activities

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Kings Tours visit Norfolk Island


It was wonderful to welcome Rod King of Kings of Newcastle Coach Tours & Travel escorting 27 Newcastle region based visitors on a Norfolk Island holiday. Kings Coaches have travelled to Norfolk Island many, many times over the years, initially escorted by Rod’s parents and founders of the business, Grahame and Helen and since their retirement by Rod and his wife Amanda.


Staying at Paradise Hotel & Resort the group are having had a busy week of touring and travelling around the Island. By the time Rod and his group depart on Monday they will certainly have seen the best Norfolk has to offer!


Starting their touring last Tuesday, an orientation to the Island was gained on a half day tour. Dinner that night at Castaway Hotel was followed by the drama of the Sound and Light Show. Visiting the 4 Norfolk Island Museums during Tag-A-Long tours across two mornings has been complimented with an Interesting Places Tour and relaxing Culla & Co Horse and Carriage Tour. Today they group will enjoy a Breakfast Bushwalk and Island Culture Tour and on Sunday the wonderful Cyclorama. During the evenings many delicious meals have been consumed including an Island Cuisine Tasting Table Dinner, Island Fish Fry and Night as a Convict Dinner. After dinner at the RSL tonight, we’re sure Wonderland by Night will be a treat, as will tomorrow nights’ final meal at a Clifftop Dinner at Bedrock.


On behalf of Jannise, Rebecca and all the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we say thank you to Rod and his group for visiting our island and travelling in conjunction with us. We wish you a safe trip home on Monday and hope to see you back on-Island again one day soon.

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Take a Norfolk Island Trip That Matters


So many of us come home from a holiday with a deep desire to just go back!


Not many of us however are so inspired that we return within months, but this is exactly what Di, a recent volunteer on a Norfolk Island Wildmob trip has done. Di’s ‘holiday’ also challenges our conventional view of what we should do with precious vacation time as you discover she was volunteering her time to weed invasive species on Reserves and private properties around the Island, undertake bird counts and other bush restoration activities as a member of a Wildmob trip.


‘Get wild. Do things that matter’ is the tag lines of Wildmob, a not-for-profit, non-political organisation who takes volunteers on adventures to save endangered species and restore their habitats.  Their Norfolk Island Project focuses on bush-land restoration to improve habitat for over 55 threatened or endangered species and up to 18 species of seabirds that breed within Norfolk, Phillip and Nepean Islands. 


While most holiday-goers to Norfolk Island don’t spend their time weeding, they also won’t have the opportunity to go onto private properties or engage so much with locals and our environment. Another member of Di’s group was thrilled with the interactive and social aspects of the week – particularly in comparison to other conservation projects she has worked on. To see what it’s all about check out this Youtube clip: http://youtu.be/I6r8XjqQ6To


Joining a Wildmob Conservation trip really proves the saying ‘the more you give the more you get’. There is one more trip scheduled for early October this year (limited spaces still available) and a trip in April and July in 2018. Contact Joyce at Norfolk Island Travel Centre for details and enquiries at joyce@travelcentre.nf or see https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/?s=Wildmob

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Spring Ukulele Festival


The Norfolk Island Travel Centre was thrilled this week to welcome 60 visiting ukulele players travelling to Norfolk to participate in the Spring Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival. Their hosts the Norfolk Island Uke Band led by Don Reynolds have presented a week of playing, learning and performing mixed together with terrific meals, socialising and activities.


We hope that playing uke’s at places such as the Sunday markets, beside the sparkling waters at Emily Bay, at Kingston’s Old Government House site, during the Yuukalieli Showcase at Rawson Hall, at the farewell night dressed in Rock & Roll fancy dress and during workshops at Tampali have been not only entertaining but inspiring.  


The cultural mix of this Festival is fantastic. Aussies, Kiwi’s and Norfolk Islanders have all exchanged music, cultural traditions, languages, singing and dancing this week. It’s hard to think of a more enjoyable holiday than attending a Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival! We wish all the players a safe trip home and hope to see you back, with your uke, on Norfolk Island again one day soon.

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Southern Lightscapes tour with Ian Rolfe


It’s no wonder that Ian Rolfe’s 2017 Norfolk Island tour was sold out months ago. Ian, a Master of Photography, professional photographer, multi-award winner and author of ‘Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography’ – is also a fabulous photography teacher. Add this to the fact that this is his 15th trip to the Island, so he really knows the Island’s best spots 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”.


The sixteen lucky photographers on this trip are spending 12 days indulging their passion and enthusiasm for photography. Together they have been capturing first morning light, afternoon shadows and dusky evenings against a back drop of Kingston’s historic buildings, craggy cliff-tops, lush green valleys, majestic pine trees and sparkling waters. At night they have braved the cemetery to take time-lapse photos of the evening sky, then risen early the next morning to capture the changing dawn light from Queen Elizabeth lookout. Time –lapse photography is a passion of Ian’s and judging by the stunning footage he showed Norfolk Island Travel Centre staff, his students must be filled with awe and enthusiasm for the technique.


As if all this is not enough, each evening Ian has critiqued photos taken that day and taught enhancement techniques in Photoshop sessions. Of course the group have had some down time from taking photos when they’ve enjoyed a number of tours and dinners around the Island.


Ian had a special surprise for Rebecca Christan and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre this year. While NITC’s new premises already have Ian’s photos on the walls, he presented Rebecca with a special set of unique metallic finish prints of Norfolk Island scenes. These stunning prints will be proudly framed and hung throughout the office and will no doubt become an amazing showcase of the Island’s beauty for all our office visitors. An extraordinarily generous and beautiful gift indeed.


Ian and his group have another week 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 book ‘Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography’ are still 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. We have a limited number of personally signed copies by Ian, please call in to view a copy.

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Green Travel Concepts visit Norfolk Island


It was wonderful to welcome this week Vanessa from Green Travel Concepts escorting 8 South Australian travellers on a tour of Norfolk Island. Designed as a small group tour, Green Travel Concepts organised an itinerary to capture a varied week of experiences, tours and meals.


Staying at Paradise Hotel the group have ventured out each day to so far enjoy Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, Norfolk Today tour, Pitcairn Settlers Village, Behind the Hedges tour and Colleen McCullough Home tour. Today and tomorrow we know they’ll also love joining the Island Culture tour and Convict Settlement tour; and during the evenings the Sound and Light tour and Murder Mystery Dinner. Other evening entertainment has included an Island Fish Fry, Hilli Restaurant, Mutiny on the Bounty Show and Pizza Dinner at Castaway.


We hope that when Vanessa and her group depart on Monday to begin their journey home, after having seen and experienced so much of our island, that they feel like they’ve really had a very special Green Travel Concepts Norfolk Island holiday. On behalf of Jannise and all the team at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we wish you a safe trip home and hope to welcome you back one day soon.

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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island with Lizzie Connos



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Wild Mob - Norfolk Island conservation Project


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2018 NI Line Dancing Festival with Kate Simpkin


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Norfolk Island Veterans Golf Tournament 2018


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island with Jenny Macnaughton


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ANZAC Day on Norfolk Island 2018


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First Fleet Celebrations on Norfolk Island


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The Castaway Bounty Open NI Golf Club


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island with Terry Jarvis


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Vets Tennis Championships Norfolk Island 2018


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island with Wayne Davis


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38th Norfolk Island International Clay Target Championships


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South Pacific Pairs Lawn Bowls Tournament


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ANZAC Day on Norfolk Island 2018


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island with Craig Penny


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NOC the Rock


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Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival


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Heritage Bounty Fours Bowls Tournament 2018


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Norfolk Island Jazzes it up! 2017


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island


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NI Photography Workshop


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Food Festival 2017


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9th Norfolk Island Red Hatter's Gathering


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Anzac Day 2017


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Chinese New Year Sale


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Norfolk Island Conservation Project


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Norfolk Fly in 2017


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Pacific Island on Sale


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Governors Cup Golf Tournament


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island With Amanda McLean


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Specials to Norfolk Island from Aussie


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Norfolk Island Social Ballroom Dancing week


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Hardys Wines Pro-Am Golf Classic


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Pacific Islands on Sale


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Norfolk to Auckland Travel Specials


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South Pacific Pairs Lawn Bowls Tournament


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First Fleet Celebrations on Norfolk Island


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37th Norfolk Island International Clay Target Championships


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Norfolk Island Ukulele Festival


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Fly from Australia to Norfolk Island


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Norfolk Island TAB Classic


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En Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island


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Norfolk Island to London Specials


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Culture Club Concert Tickets


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Norfolk Island Line Dancing Festival with Kate Simpkin


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Southern Lightscapes Photography Workshop


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NORFOLK ISLAND JASSES IT UP!


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NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL CENTRE 14TH PISTOL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016



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USA ON SALE


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NORFOLK ISLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017


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SPECIALS FROM AUSTRALIA TO NORFOLK ISLAND


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NOC THE ROCK


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15TH NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL CENTRE 3D ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS


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ANZAC DAY ON NORFOLK ISLAND 2017


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NORFOLK ISLAND SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING WEEK


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FIRST FLEET CELEBRATIONS ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND WITH CHRIS BLAKE


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2017 NORFOLK ISLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL


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HERITAGE BOUNTY FOUR BOWLS TOURNAMENT 2017


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NORFOLK ISLAND FOOD FESTIVAL



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SPECIALS TO AND FROM NORFOLK ISLAND


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NORFOLK ISLAND TO LONDON SPECIALS


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$100 OFF RETURN AIRFARES BETWEEN NORFOLK ISLAND AMD AUSTRALIA


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WILDMOB NORFOLK ISLAND CONSERVATION PROJECT


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THE CASTAWAY BOUNTY OPEN


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NORFOLK ISLAND VETERANS GOLF TOURNAMENT 2017


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NORFOLK ISLAND JAZZES IT UP! 2016


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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KEITH URBAN IN WELLINGTON


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ADAM WOODHAMS GARDENERS AND GOURMETS DELIGHT TOUR NORFOLK ISLAND


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND WITH ROSS PATERSON


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NORFOLK ISLAND TO LOS ANGELES


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NORFOLK ISLAND STAYING AT FLETCHER CHRISTIAN APARTMENTS 2016


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NORFOLK ISLAND LINE DANCING FESTIVAL WITH KATE SIMPKIN


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NORFOLK ISLAND UKULELE FESTIVAL


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BURNT PINE TRAVEL - FLY FROM NORFOLK ISLAND TO AUCKLAND


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VETS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS NORFOLK ISLAND 2017


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BELINDA BIGGS PAINTING HOLIDAY ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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COME TO NORFOLK ISLAND AND STAY AT HERITAGE HILL


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GO SEE COLD PLAY IN DECEMBER


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NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL CENTRE 14TH PISTOL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016


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NORFOLK ISLAND BIRD WEEK


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GOVERNORS CUP TOURNAMENT


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NORFOLK ISLAND UKULELE FESTIVAL


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DRAWING AND PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR NORFOLK ISLAND WITH CILLA CAMPBELL


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PACIFIC ISLAND ON SALE


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SPECIAL TO NORFOLK ISLAND TO AUCKLAND


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NOC THE ROCK


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THE CURE 2016


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND WITH HARRY WESTERA


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2016 NORFOLK ISLAND THEATHE IN PARADISE


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HERITAGE HILL RESORT AUTUMN SPECIAL


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TRAVEL TO THE USA


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NORFOLK ISLAND FOOD FESTIVAL


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37th NORFOLK ISLAND INTERNATIONAL CLAY TARGET CHAMPIONSHIPS


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NORFOLK ISLAND FLY IN ALLEN DANVERS CHALLENGE


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NORFOLK ISLAND BIRD WEEK


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NORFOLK ISLAND TO USA SPECIAL


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NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL CENTRE 3D ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS


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NORFOLK TO NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL SPECAILS


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BELINDA BIGGS PAINTING HOLIDAY ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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NORFOLK ISLAND FOLK HISTORY


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DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM MELBOURNE TO NORFOLK ISLAND


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NORFOLK ISLAND UKULELE FESTIVALS


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NORFOLK ISLAND CONSERVATION PROJECT


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NORFOLK ISLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016


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23rd NORFOLK ISLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL


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THE CASTAWAY BOUNTY OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT


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HIDEAWAY RETREAT PACKAGE DEAL


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JAZZ 2016


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PISTOL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016


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TRAVEL SPECIALS TO AUCKLAND


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$100 OFF RETURN AIRFARES FROM AUSSIE


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PAINTING HOLIDAY ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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FIRST FLEET CELEBRATIONS ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND WITH MAXINE WADE


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ANZAC DAY 2016


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VETS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS NORFOLK ISLAND 2016


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NORFOLK ISLAND FOLK HISTORY


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2016 NORFOLK ISLAND THEATHE IN PARADISE


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NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL CENTRE 3D ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS


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CONSERVATION INSIDERS


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND WITH CRAIG PENNY


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TRAVEL SPECIALS TO NEW ZEALAND


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NORFOLK ISLAND SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIPS


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HARDYS WINES PRO AM GOLF CLASSIC


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8TH NORFOLK ISLAND RED HATTERS GATHERING


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND WITH JENNY MACNAUGHTON


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AIR NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL SPECIALS


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CHRISTMAS IN JULY 2016


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SOUTH PACIFIC PAIRS LAWN BOWLS TOURNAMENT


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NORFOLK ISLAND VETERANS GOLF TOURNAMENT


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EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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NORFOLK ISLAND UKULELE FESTIVALS


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48 HOURS SALE TO NEW ZEALAND


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WILDMOB NORFOLK ISLAND CONSERVATION PROJECT


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23rd NORFOLK ISLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL


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NORFOLK ISLAND ART WORKSHOP


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BOUNTY DAY 2016


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NORFOLK ISLAND TAB CLASSIC TRIPLES BOWLS TOURNAMENT


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NORFOLK ISLAND LINE DANCING FESTIVAL WITH KATE SIMPKIN


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36th ANNUAL NORFOLK ISLAND CLAY TARGET CHAMPIONSHIPS


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55th BOUNTY BOWLS FOUR TOURNAMENT 2016


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ANZAC DAY 2016


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THE RETURN OF SIMPLY RED


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SPECIALS FROM NORFOLK ISLAND TO AUSTRALIA


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SPECIALS FROM AUSTRALIA TO NORFOLK ISLAND


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FLYING FROM NORFOLK ISLAND TO HONOLULU


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VETS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS NORFOLK ISLAND 2016


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FIRST FLEET CELEBRATIONS ON NORFOLK ISLAND


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NORFOLK ISLAND 13TH PISTOL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2015


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NORFOLK ISLAND JAZZES IT UP 2015


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NOC THE ROCK


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