Friday, August 10th, 2012

Norfolk Island travel specialist, The Travel Centre is offering Australians the perfect new year’s resolution for 2013 to experience inner calm, clarity of mind while learning the ancient Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong in one of the region’s most peaceful and pristine environments.

Pronounced chee-gung, Qigong was first practiced 3000 years ago and went on to become the basis of Tai Chi and most Eastern martial art forms. It consists of meditation, physical movements and breathing exercises.

Tai Chi is based on relaxed and slow moving exercises, one posture flowing into the next like a stream of water.

Leading Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner Master Zhang Hao came to Australia in 1988 to promote the benefits of these oriental health systems. He will visit Norfolk Island from 04-11 January to focus on the skills required to develop the rejuvenating Five Animal Play Qigong and the ever popular Tai Chi fan (based on the simplified 24 Tai Chi Form).

Throughout the week classes will be held daily. No previous experience is required, Master Zhang Hao will match tuition to the ability of each participant.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has special packages for travel from Sydney 04-11 January and from Brisbane 05-12 January to Norfolk Island. Prices start from ex Brisbane $1590 twin share per person and ex Sydney from $1635 twin share per person for a seven night stay. The prices includes 6 tai chi and qigong training sessions with Master Zhang Hao, return economy class airfare (seat and bag) to Norfolk Island, airline taxes, meet & greet at the airport, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (car hire surcharge and petrol extra), discount shopping card, complimentary miniature golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’. Prices subject to availability.

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


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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.

Maria Massey
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