The Travel Centre teams with the Norfolk Island Museum to invite you to a special maritime week ‘From the Sirius to the Bounty’ to be held on Norfolk Island and forming part of the 2013 First Fleet anniversary celebrations.
The Travel Centre invites visitors to share in celebrating Norfolk Island’s amazing and varied maritime stories. Norfolk became the only place in Australia that early Polynesian’s settled and much mystery around their time here remains. Captain Cook’s discovery of the island and recording of the endemic Norfolk Island pine became a key reason why the island was settled within months of the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788.
With the 1790 wrecking of the flagship of the First Fleet Norfolk became home to the Nation’s most important shipwreck site and material. Captain John Hunter’s conduct on that fateful day will be put under the microscope. What follows, but the dramatic story of the Mutiny on the Bounty! Hollywood fiction will be separated from fact in this most famous of mutinies. Norfolk’s whaling and lighterage stories provide fascinating glimpses into an island whose fate right up to today has been greatly impacted by the sea.
Being on Norfolk Island for this special Maritime week visitors will experience what it’s like to be amongst the evidence of such an intriguing mix of maritime stories. Options include walking the reef to find the Sirius causeway, visiting the HMS Sirius museum and seeing some of the over 6,000 recovered artefacts, walk the Norfolk Pine forests and chat with the local Bounty descendants.
‘From the Sirius to the Bounty’ will be held 16-23 March 2013 ex Brisbane and 15-22 March 2013 ex Sydney. The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has special packages for travel from $899 per person ex Sydney and from $859 per person ex Brisbane for a seven night twin share stay. The prices include return economy class airfare (seat + bag) to Norfolk Island, airline taxes, meet & greet at the airport, self-contained accommodation, car hire (car hire surcharge $18 per day plus petrol is extra), discount shopping card, complimentary miniature golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’. Prices are subject to availability.
For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email [email protected] or fax 0011 6723 23205 or visit us at www.travelcentre.nf
Norfolk Island Travel Centre
Norfolk Island Travel Centre, located on Norfolk Island, is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10