Monday, September 30th, 2013

Marilyn and Chris are members of Illawarra Archers (Wollongong NSW). We enjoy our FITA field course, but we sometimes also visit other clubs, for traditional and 3D shoots.

We’ve been working for a few months on Norfolk Island and were given a warm welcome by the local archery club. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been here for the annual “Open Field Archery Championships”; with about 50 visiting archers from Australia & New Zealand, and about 20 local archers, participating.

Each archer’s best 3 field rounds were counted for the final results, and the prizes in each division were shields the shape of the island, made out of famous Norfolk Island Pine; winners also took home a traditional Island woven hat.

Social get-togethers on arrival, plus an Island fish-fry with registration, plus lunches, and the presentation dinner with Island entertainment, were enjoyed by all. Most only stayed for a week, but still found time to take in some of the many non-archery Island activities. Non-shooting partners had no trouble finding other activities (including tax-free shopping) most mornings, when the shooting was on.

Glenn McMahon, a friend from our home club came and joined us. He wrote: “What can I say about Norfolk, the whole place is breathtaking. The people that I met both from the island and those in the tournament, and on tours, were all friendly and welcoming. The tournament was well organized, the catering and off field activities were all well planned and executed, the field itself was ( as I keep telling anyone who will stand still long enough) is without doubt the finest 3D field I have shot…… All these things combined to make this holiday, tournament, trip the most enjoyable experience one could imagine. You can be sure I'll be back”.

Major event sponsor the Norfolk Island Travel Centre has special packages for travel from $899 per person ex Brisbane and $969 per person ex Sydney 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, 7 nights twin share self-contained accommodation, car hire (car hire surcharge of AU$20 per day plus petrol is extra), discount shopping card, complimentary miniature golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’. Prices are current today and subject to availability at time of booking.

For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on freephone 1800 1400 66, email [email protected] fax 00 6723 23205 or visit

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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.

Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Denise Reeves
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10


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