Friday, March 18th, 2016

Great news for travellers with the recent announcement of direct flights from Melbourne to Norfolk Island! For Victorian visitors the need for an over-night stay in Sydney or Brisbane to meet connecting flights is now removed. Not only will this save on the extra cost of domestic flights, but as ‘time is money’ additional savings are made as up to 24 hours is taken off travelling times.

With scheduled dates throughout the year the service is operated by Alliance Airlines who will also add flights depending on demand. For selected events booked or run by the Norfolk Island Travel Centre package prices ex Melbourne can be prepared. With over 100 annual events to choose from there is no shortage of choice.

Sporting events include golf, bowls, tennis, 3D archery, pistol shooting, clay target – and even outrigging! The history and heritage of the island is renowned and Bounty Day, First Fleet celebrations and Norfolk Island Folk History are amongst the choices. Music, dancing and art are celebrated with annual festivals of jazz, country music, ukulele playing, line-dancing and ballroom dancing. En Plein Air and art workshops run nearly every month of the year, while leading photographers run tours, and quilting workshops and retreats are also popular.

Likely to be of interest to Melbourne ‘foodies’ is the Norfolk Island Food Festival held from the 28th November to 2nd December 2016.  Fresh seasonal produce is all that Norfolk Island ever produces and the Island only imports potatoes, garlic, ginger and onions and there is no cold storage of fruit and vegetables. That means you eat what the season dictates - often freshly picked the morning of the day it is purchased.

The Norfolk Island Food Festival is the event that showcases our food, talented local chefs and visiting celebrity chefs who find inspiration from the produce. Those who joined us last year had a hard time deciding what was the best event and meal of the week – was it the Wild Wetls Four Chef Dinner, Baunti Breakfast beside sparkling Emily Bay, the Convict Settlement Dinner, one of the cooking demonstrations, the Indulgence Tour, Thanksgiving Day Lunch or the Taste Norfolk’s Bounty Festival Night? Or perhaps it was watching celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo in action or being there for Vali Little’s book launch. To say it was a great week is an understatement – it was absolutely scrumptious!

Many who came to last year’s Festival have already decided to return for 2016. Fabulous travel packages pp twin share start ex Melbourne at $2149, ex Brisbane $1749 and ex Sydney $1799 including airfare, accommodation, car hire and the full Norfolk Island Food Festival Package – and more.

Contact Jacqui for more information by freecall 1800 1400 66 or email [email protected] 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

Jacqui Jackson
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10


Norfolk Island, direct flight, Melbourne




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