Norfolk Island Wa’a Outrigger Club (NIWOC) in conjunction with the Norfolk Island Travel Centre invite paddlers and spectators to join them for the Norfolk Ocean Challenge being held for the very first time on Norfolk 18 - 23 January 2015. Crew spaces are strictly limited and spectators should book early to secure the best prices to travel during what is shaping up to be a very popular week.
With special thanks to Varua Va’a on the manufacture of twelve brand new OC6 canoes, crews are invited from the international recreational paddling circuit including longstanding Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand and Australia to converge on Norfolk Island to battle it out over four fantastic events OC6 Sprints, V1 sprints, OC6 12km Iron and OC6 32km and Round the Rock iron marathon. Crews can be Women, Men and Mixed.
AOCRA have some awesome courses planned – including circumnavigating Phillip Island and Norfolk Island and also in between the islets on the northwest side of Norfolk Island. The beauty about Norfolk is that there is fabulous coastline for vantage points – it’s guaranteed many locals and visitors will be chasing the canoes by land as they go around the island in the Norfolk Island Travel Centre Round the ROCK marathon.
There’s another side to travelling for the NOC, paddlers, family and friends enjoy a holiday on Norfolk Island at the same time. The NOC is held mid-summer so it’s the perfect time to visit and enjoy the beaches, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and all activities on offer.
Take advantage of the super special packages on offer starting from NZ$1139 per person twin share ex Auckland. Prices includes return ‘seat + bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, pre-paid airline taxes, meet & greet at the Norfolk airport, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (car hire surcharge AU$20 per day and petrol extra), discount shopping card with free gift, complimentary mini-golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’. Prices are current today and subject to change without notice. Conditions apply.
Paddler registration is additional to holiday package prices. Registration is AU$345 per paddler and is payable direct to AOCRA. Package includes registration for all three main events, welcome function and closing ceremony (both including transfers), NOC the ROCK bag, t-shirt, cap and program.
We look forward to welcoming you to Norfolk Island for the Inaugural NOC the Rock!
Norfolk Island Travel Centre
Norfolk Island Travel Centre 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.
Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10