Norfolk Island shares a special connection with Fletcher Christian who famously led the Mutiny on the Bounty. The arrival of the Bounty settlers from Pitcairn is celebrated annually, this year being 10 June.
Each year the descendants dress in period costume and re-enact the landing on Norfolk Island, islanders join as a community to feast island style on a bounty of food beside the sea among the Kingston convict ruins.
The arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders on Norfolk in 1856 was a sequel to one of the most famous shipboard mutinies ever, the Mutiny of the Bounty. These events have been recorded, argued about and celebrated ever since Lieutenant Fletcher Christian led the dramatic seizing of the Her Majesty’s vessel “Bounty”.
On May 3, 1856, the Queen of England gave permission to settle on Norfolk Island, and the entire population of Pitcairn Island (194 islanders) along with everything they owned began the voyage. It is the descendants of the Pitcairners who live on Norfolk today. On the 8th June 1856, the Morayshire arrived at Norfolk where they were met by the Commissariat Storekeeper and his wife. This day became Bounty Day, also known as Anniversary Day and it is celebrated every year by the Norfolk Island community.
Planning a family reunion? If you would like us to keep you or your family members informed about specially discounted holiday packages to return home for Bounty Day or any other time of year, ask about our group booking discounts.
Take advantage of the super special packages on offer starting from $849 per person ex Brisbane for travel 4-11 June. 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 $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.
Bounty Day ‘Optional’ Package - $275 per person includes Bounty Day Lunch - enjoy a delicious Bounty Day Buffet Lunch under the marquee down at Kingston amongst the Bounty Day festivities (consisting of a huge variety of food including many scrumptious local dishes), Norfolk Island Museum Pass; Island Culture Tour, Cyclorama and Mutiny on the Bounty Show. Bookings essential.
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.
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