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JTW Short Tours –
Norfolk Island

27 January 2017 – 3 February 2017

“A Haven to Lighten the Soul
and bring Hope to the Heart.”
Let your spirit soar with the birds,
Truly Paradise found…

Norfolk Island is South Pacific paradise, abundant with stories, activity and character.  A sub-tropical island, Norfolk Island moves to a unique cadence, a steady soothing rhythm that’s neither fast nor slow, but is in sync with the natural order of life. With 360° of variety, Norfolk Island is the quiet achiever of the South Pacific, unforgettable once found.

Norfolk Island is the perfect escape from a demanding world. The delightful switch to “Norfolk Time” allows the internal clock to release the passing of each hour, and frees the mind from expectation.

From a cruisy cafe lunch to a snorkel in Emily Bay lagoon – all the island asks is that you enjoy its offerings.Discover for yourself why visitors return time and time again, there’s so much more to Norfolk Island.

NTHighlights

// Two Chimney Winery Lunch
The building is ‘Norfolk Island  style’ and constructed throughout with Norfolk Island Pine. A well-appointed Cellar Door opens onto large verandas’ that overlook the vines, the perfect setting for tasting wines and divine platters. The platter is the very best example of quality, fresh produce that is available from the family garden.

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Carousel House & Carriage Tour
This quiet and peaceful tour is like stepping back in time, when life wasn’t rushed and you had time to see the roadside cows, trees and birds as you travelled along the lanes.  The only noise will be the clip-clop of the horses as they walk along pulling the carriage… guided by Culla sit back and enjoy stories of the local area and about life growing up on beautiful Norfolk Island.

// Wonderland By Night
Wait until you experience the magic of 10 acres of Norfolk pines and bushland, lit up like an enchanted forest! Meander along (or ride in the ‘moon buggy’) a winding pathway with Archie, a  descendant of the Bounty mutineers, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas.

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Day One // Friday 27th January 2017
This morning you will be transferred from your home address (in Newcastle/Hunter) to Sydney airport. We will be flying with Air New Zealand direct onto Norfolk Island. Once arrived you will be checked into your rooms at The Castaway Hotel. Offering a breakfast cafe and bar featuring a fireplace, the centrally located Castaway Norfolk Island is within 5 minutes’ walk of Burnt Pine’s shops and services. For dinner you will enjoy a lovely two-course meal at the hotel.
Meals: In flight, Dinner

Day Two //  Saturday 28th January 2017
This morning you will you will visit historic Kingston, Cascade, Longride & much more of beautiful Norfolk Island. Hear about the famous Convict Buildings, see the lovely beaches & golf course, plus visit the renowned Melanesian Chapel. Enjoy views from scenic spots, giving you a great orientation of the island. For lunch and wine tastings, we stop at the Two Chimney’s Winery – a boutique Vineyard set against a backdrop of tropical rainforest.  Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the view from the hotel before travelling to Award Winning Dino’s Restaurant for a delicious 2 course dinner. This beautiful island home is constructed of Norfolk Island Pine, convict cut sand stone and is decorated with an eclectic mix of artworks and chandeliers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day Three // Sunday 29th January 2017
Relax and enjoy free time this morning now that you know your way around the island.
Norfolk has the Island Markets this morning and offer a great opportunity to explore local produce and goods. Later join Pinetrees Tour on an “In Depth” tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery and hear the history of interesting convict and colonial headstones …  hear stories of the houses along Quality Row and walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed & the Crank Mill! This is all before we have a fantastic and fun evening planned with a Murder Mystery themed dinner.  I wonder ‘who did it’??!!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Four // Monday 30th January 2017
Today we explore all the local produce Norfolk is so proud of – from visiting Sweeties for a demonstration on how chocolate is made on the island to a factory to see how they make local liqueurs! But a ‘foodie’ day is never complete without cheese, biscuits and afternoon tea at Mt Pitt! Tonight we venture to Hili’s for dinner where we get to experience a great atmosphere and a mouth-watering meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Tastings, Dinner

Day Five // Tuesday 31st January 2017
This morning we will be treated to a visit at Glen & John Christine’s dairy farm, the Christian Brothers Cheese Company. Venture through the boutique farm, try using the milking machine, see beehives and hear about producing the local honey. Head back to Glen’s house where you sample the range of cheeses with tasty condiments and complimentary wine on the veranda with scenic ocean and valley views. Once our stomachs settle from the delicious overload of cheeses, we will wander through the museum to learn more of the islands history. For dinner we will go to one of the local favourites, Barney Duffy’s.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day Six // Wednesday 1st February 2017
An early rise this morning as we take a leisurely 3.5km walk through scenic Mt Bates to Captain Cook Monument. Don’t worry, there is an option to take the easy 100 acres reserve which takes you to the same spot and either way the effort will be worth it! Here we will enjoy a delicious BBQ breakfast on the clifftop, taking in the amazing views. Afterwards we continue around the island to experience culture of their forebears, from their Mutineer ancestors & their Tahitian wives. See a woodturning demonstration and visit an Island home where you will learn about their cooking. This is all followed by an afternoon tea break, Island weaving demonstration and an insight into the Norfolk language. Dinner will be at your hotel tonight, followed by Wonderland By Night –10 acres of magical Norfolk pines & bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Meander along or ride in the “moon buggy” a gently winding path with descendant of the Bounty Mutineer, as he recites his poems and lights up the dioramas. This is sure to be a great night out.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Seven // Thursday 2nd February 2017
This morning clip-clop “down memory lane” on the big beautiful Clydesdale horses & their driver Culla, while enjoying breathtaking views from private properties.  Later on, “walk the plank” onto Christians Glaas Bohtom Boets (Glass bottom boat) as your guides share their knowledge of Norfolk’s marine life.  Here, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of coral gardens while the tropical fish explore the calm crystal waters of Norfolk’s lagoon. Tonight you will enjoy a feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade bread and fresh fried fish; followed by Islands desserts as you watch the sunset from Puppy’s Point on Norfolk’s beautiful western coastline.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Eight // Friday 3rd February 2017
You’ll have time in the morning for breakfast and any last minute shopping or exploring before being transferred to the airport for your flight home. Once arrived in Sydney you will be transferred to your home address.
Meals: Breakfast, In flight

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This 8 day tour will have great inclusions such as the following:

// Pre tour get together with your travel companions, including afternoon tea and coffee
// Return airport transfers from your doorstep in the Newcastle/Hunter/Lake Macquarie region
// Return economy flights with Air New Zealand (direct between Sydney & Norfolk Island)
// A JTW tour leader
// At least two meals a day – sometimes more!
// 7 nights’ accommodation at 4 star Castaway Hotel
// All sightseeing, meals and inclusions as per the above itinerary

And as always this tour is LIMITED TO ONLY 16 LADIES, giving you a personal touring experience.

For this tour to operate, we will need a minimum of 10 ladies. Remember there are limited number of 16 spots available, so if you are after a place on the tour, get in fast that way you won’t miss out!

To secure your place, all you need to do is contact our office on 1300 89 11 00 and pay a deposit within 7 days. The balance of your holiday will be due by the end of October 2016. Travel insurance is an additional cost and we will provide a comprehensive quote based on your age and any pre-existing medical conditions.

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