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Norfolk Island
Commences Sydney 22 August and ends Sydney 29 August 2022

  • Captain Cook Lookout
    Captain Cook Lookout
  • Kingston
  • Norfolk Island Masked Boobies
    Norfolk Island Masked Boobies
  • Old penal ruins at Kingston
    Old penal ruins at Kingston
  • Norfolk Island Cemetery
    Norfolk Island Cemetery
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 3,450
  • Program Code GCTNIL22.08
  • Single Supplement AUD 620
  • Program Leader Dinty Wilson
  • Activity Rating Easy

Tour Itinerary

  • 7 Nights
    • 7 - Norfolk Island

Commences Sydney 22 August and ends Sydney 29 August 2022

 Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the rich history, culture and unique language of the island
  • Explore the historical area of Kingston with led walks through the town
  • Experience Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden for stunning scenery rich birdlife
  • Enjoy progressive dinner visiting homes on Norfolk Island
  • Visit world renowned author Colleen McCulloch’s home
  • Discover the island on a breakfast bush walk tour
  • Enjoy a performance of Mutiny on the Bounty 
  • Lean about the Convict Settlement on a dedicated field trip

Tour Overview

Norfolk Island has a unique beauty, with its renowned tall, majestic pines, crystal clear waters, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs, and beautiful beaches. Norfolk Island, which lies directly east of Australia and north of New Zealand, is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past.

What was once a convict’s nightmare is now the tranquil home of descendants of the original Bounty mutineers, their distinctive culture and language are unique. Almost half of the present population can trace their roots to the mutineers including Fletcher Christian. Of the remainder, a third were born on the Australian mainland and about a fifth in New Zealand. A strong blend of Polynesian and European heritage has created a distinctive society characterised by neighbourliness, mutual support and barter.

Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. On Norfolk Island, you will not find busy roads, railways, ports or harbours. There are 80 kilometres of laneways across the island and the livestock still have the right of way. Join local experts as they provide keen insight into the past, present and future of this island. After a week, you will appreciate Norfolk Island’s engaging, friendly people and their unique lifestyle on their beautiful island in the South Pacific.

Tour Inclusions

    • Return flights from Sydney to Norfolk Island with Qantas
    • 7 nights in en-suited quality 4 star hotel accommodation
    • Typical local breakfast daily and 7 dinners
    • Touring by comfortable air conditioned vehicles
    • Transport, lectures and field trips as indicated
    • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
    • Gratuities and necessary tips
    • Detailed program information booklet


Most of the cities and towns visited on this program can be explored by coach, where walking tours are relatively short and generally on the flat and all hotels have lifts with easily accessible rooms.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover better the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.

If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Golden Compass’s Tours educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 80 days prior to the start of your program.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 80 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be charged by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance, please call our Freecall number on 1800 132 385.