Monday, January 25th, 2016

How could you pass up a jazz festival that is not only held on an island, but in magical venues including under a sprawling Banyan tree perched high on a cliff overlooking coral reef and historic buildings within a World Heritage listed area? Well, all this and more is just part of the experience at Norfolk Island’s annual jazz festival ‘Norfolk Island Jazzes It Up’.

In 2016 the festival runs from the 4th to the 8th of December making it the perfect pre-Christmas get-away. Each year the Islanders equally embrace the musicians and visitors who travel over for the week providing the perfect atmosphere to get in the groove and experience great jazz.  Located mid-way between Australia and New Zealand the festival is able to attract top-liners from both destinations. In 2016 performers from Australia include Dr Don’s Double Dose, The Jazz Factory, Di Bird Quartet and Pearlnoire; while from New Zealand are The Andrew London Trio and Mike Garner’s Bay City Ramblers.

For visitors travelling ex-Melbourne, flying to Norfolk Island has just got a whole lot easier with new direct flights. For the jazz festival 7 night packages that include airfare, accommodation, car hire, ½ day island tour and much more begin at $1399 ex Melbourne, or $999 ex Brisbane, $1049 ex Sydney. Jazz packs are an additional $398 and include Gold Pass seating at 4 concerts; 2 dinners, 1 lunch; a souvenir gift bag, programme and polo shirt.

The beauty of Norfolk is renowned with tall majestic pines, high rising cliffs, green undulating valleys, lush rainforest and beautiful surrounding waters. Many visitors feel a sense of ‘coming home’ perhaps to a way of life they knew from years ago where a friendly, relaxed pace and sense of attention to life customs and community is the norm. Matching that easy pace though is a huge choice of activities and tours on offer, letting you decide how busy or relaxed you’d like your jazz week to be. History and heritage tours, swimming, snorkelling, shopping, fishing and fresh seasonal food are all there to be enjoyed.

Contact us for more information including an information pack or talk to Christan Davies at The Norfolk Island Travel Centre on freecall 1800 1400 66 or email her at [email protected] Further details are also on our web site 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.

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

Christan Davies
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10


Jazz Festival, Norfolk Island




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