Norfolk Island is a place bursting with history and culture, and with that comes a responsibility to educate yourself during your stay. Luckily, there is a range of amazing tours to partake in that you simply cannot miss during your holiday there. However, with so many tours, it can be so hard to make a choice and decide which ones are worth your pennies. At Spacifica Travel, we specialise in Norfolk Island holidays and are passionate about helping others plan their holiday and explore the history of this beautiful island. In fact, many of our favourite tours are included in our Norfolk Island holiday packages. Therefore, we’ve put together a guide of three unmissable Norfolk Island tours that you’ll talk about for weeks to come.
World of Norfolk
More of an exhibit than a tour, The World of Norfolk is an educative, engaging gallery put together by professional photographer and creative designer, Rob Nisbet. Rob has put two years of his time into curating the breathtaking images for this gallery, which are all depicting different spots in Norfolk, capturing the essence and beauty of the island. Not only does Rob’s imagery reflect the modernized Norfolk of today, but also the island’s descendants of the Bounty Mutineers, Pitcairn Island, landscapes, and traditions. The World of Norfolk exhibition is home to 14 interpretive displays which feature Rob’s stunning photography, paired with narrative in custom glass panels designed for easy reading. Needless to say, visitors will leave this exhibition with a wealth of knowledge and a new appreciation for Norfolk Island’s beautiful story.
History in the Making Tour
Another must visit while you’re at Norfolk Island is to book a ticket to the History in the Making Tour by Aatu Orn tours. In Norfolk Language, Aatu Orn translates to a ‘discerning in depth look at history’- need we say more? On this tour, you’ll be engaged as your guide gives a comprehensive account of the 4 settlements of Norfolk, covering everything from the Polynesian settlement, to the Colonisation settlement, the Penal Settlement and finally the Pitcairn Settlement, otherwise known as Bounty Day. Each of these settlements play an important part in Norfolk Island’s history and shaping it into the place we visit today. The best part? the History in the Making Tour is exclusive to Spacifica Travel customers and is included when you book your Norfolk Island package with us.
Finally, the DIY audio tour is perfect for those wanting to do things at their own pace and explore independently. The “Voices from the Past” tour is included in all Spacifica Norfolk Island packages and can be collected in exchange for your tour voucher at the World of Norfolk Exhibit in the Norfolk Mall. Upon handover, you will receive a CD for your hire car along with a map with easy-to-follow instructions showing you where to drive to and stop to listen to the commentary. The DIY Tour commences at Kingston Heritage Site and takes you to a range of stops including the place where Norfolk was first discovered, the Blacksmith Compound, the New Gaol, New Military Barracks, the Cemetery, Government House, No 10 Quality Row, two island homes and the airport runway. If you enjoy the “Voices from the Past” tour, you also have the option to upgrade to all 6 audio tours, with discounts available with your Bounty Pass, included in every Spacifica package.
Spacifica Travel specialises in Norfolk Island holiday packages full of exclusive deals at a competitive price. To book your next holiday and discover an important piece of Australian history, contact one of our friendly travel agents on 1800 800 722.
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