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Botanica

Norfolk Island History & Gardens

Sydney Return

Trip Code: BTNOFK8
8 Days
12 Apr, 10 May, 10 &19 Oct 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 8 days in a small group with expert Botanical Guide
  • Return economy flights from Sydney or Brisbane (19 October 2021 only), 7 nights' accommodation and 15 meals
  • Travel in a comfortable coach and airport transfers on first and last day
  • Visit Norfolk Island's Private Gardens and meet the owners
  • See rare and endangered plants including Phillip Island Hibiscus and Norfolk Tree Fern
  • Visit the wonderful 'Music Valley' garden and discover its owner's connection to culture
  • Discover Norfolk's convict history and meet the Christian brothers at their cheese factory
  • Enjoy a scenic breakfast bushwalk with incredible coastal views

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size - Up to 30 guests
  • Prices are for land and flights as specified only
Norfolk Island map BTNOFK8 2020-2021
Sydney Return

Meet at Sydney airport for your flight to Norfolk Island. Upon arrival be transferred to the Governor’s Lodge Resort which is set within 12 acres of gardens.

Stay: 7 Nights: The Governor’s Lodge Resort

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today, set off on a guided tour where you will be introduced to Norfolk’s fascinating history. This afternoon we’ll visit a local nursery and a number of private gardens including the wonderful ‘Music Valley’. This naturalist garden is a haven for endemic plants such as the bird’s nest fern, and owner Jane Rutledge plants species that honour her Islander heritage.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning we will experience Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama where visitors walk inside a circular 3D effect painting and are surrounded by the immense artwork that blends a series of lifelike scenes from the famous 1789 mutiny on the Bounty. Afterwards we will learn about Norfolk’s brutal convict history on a tour of the Kingston area which houses the old gaol, the cemetery and other ruins. A delicious dinner will be enjoyed tonight. The Island Fish Fry-Up takes place on an exclusive private property ‘Orn Dar Cliff’ with a spectacular coastal backdrop and sunset views.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning we have two ‘breakfast bushwalks’ to choose from. Both offer spectacular coastal scenery and the chance to spot endemic plants such as Norfolk Tree Fern, Phillip Island Hibiscus, Two Frond Fern and Bastard Oak. The rest of the day is free to relax. This evening’s ‘Progressive Dinner’ takes part in three different private island homes. Enjoy getting to know your local hosts and hearing their Norfolk Island stories.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today we’ll take a look at Norfolk Island’s flourishing cottage industry scene. Visit a pottery and have the chance to buy some locally made pieces as well as a chocolatier to learn about chocolate making. This afternoon we’ll visit some larger-scale enterprises that, along with tourism, sustain the island’s economy.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today we’ll visit a boutique dairy and cheese producer started by brothers Glen and John Christian. This evening’s Convict Dinner is sure to be a highlight! Guests will be invited to dress in convict outfits and enjoy a delicious carvery meal.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Maybe spend this morning relaxing at your resort or perhaps set off on more botanical discoveries with your Botanical Guide. This afternoon, learn more about Norfolk cultural traditions on a visit to local properties.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning after breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport for your included flight back to Sydney.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.

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