Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Clear skies and expected weather conditions make Norfolk Island the place to be for the solar eclipse 14th November. Join astronomer/photographer James Barclay for a week of day, night and astronomical delights on stunning Norfolk Island.

Norfolk Island Travel Centre is inviting visitors to one of the best vantage points for the solar eclipse and to enjoy a week of astronomy with James Barclay. On 14th November the sun will be 98% eclipsed by the moon the unique conditions on Norfolk Island should be excellent.

Astronomer James Barclay says Norfolk Island is ideal for astrophotography because the island has no light pollution. "The night skies are so dark," he said, "The whole island is bathed in starlight from horizon to horizon".

On eclipse day the group will tuck into a BBQ breakfast before sunrise prior to assembling their equipment, on a private property overlooking the ocean.

During the evenings visitors will marvel at the green laser pointer guided tour of the night skies and the close up view of stars and planets by powerful telescope. Photographers will have the opportunity and tuition from James to take award-winning day, night and astro pics from various scenic spots around the island.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has special packages for travel from Sydney 09-16 November and from Brisbane 10-17 November to Norfolk Island. Prices start from ex Brisbane $1499 twin share per person and ex Sydney from $1549 twin share per person for a seven night stay. The prices include return economy class airfare to Norfolk Island (seat and bag), airline taxes, meet and greet at Norfolk Island airport, 7 nights twin share accommodation, (car hire surcharge $18 per day plus petrol is extra), half day tour, BBQ Breakfast at the conclusion of the partial solar eclipse, welcome dinner under the stars, Clifftop Fish Fry while viewing and learning about the stars, alfresco BBQ under the stars at Kingston, farewell dinner, afternoon tea with complimentary round of mini golf and ‘A Walk in the Wild’ and bonus discount Shopping Card. Prices subject to availability, conditions apply.

For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email, fax 0011 6723 23205 or visit us at

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk IslandTravel 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.

Joyce Judd
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