Cruise Ship Activities
Norfolk Island has a range of cruise ship activities on offer. Burnt Pine Travel has worked in conjunction with Australian inbound tour operators to create exclusive touring programs for high end cruise brands. Today Norfolk Island’s major industry is tourism and we’ve been doing it for over 70 years! During the Second World War the United States Army Air Forces built an airstrip on the Island. This then became the main gateway into the Island after the war ended. A boutique tourism industry then developed to cater for visitors.
As a result Norfolk Island has a well established and wide range of activities to offer visiting cruise lines. Choose from historical, cultural, food, scenic and adventure tours, numerous sporting activities, shopping, markets as well as many other options for passengers to fill a day. Whatever experiences your market is seeking, Norfolk Island can tailor make an encounter that will exceed expectations.
Here’s a sample of the cruise ship activities already on offer…
Snapshot of Norfolk
This tour takes in the most significant landmarks. You will be transported back in time with stories of the Polynesian Settlement, Convict Settlement and the Bounty Mutineer Descendants who settled the Island in 1856, bringing with them a language which is a mixture of old English and Tahitian and is still in use today.
Convict Heritage Tour
Visit the fortress–like Military Barracks and hear stories of the former occupants. Drive along Quality Row to view the elegant houses that provided quarters for military and civil officers. The heritage listed Convict Kingston area has the finest examples of Georgian Architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.
Bridal Track Coastal Walk
A great way to learn about the Island’s fascinating flora and fauna. There are 25 rare and endemic bird species which can be found in Norfolk Island’s subtropical rainforest and over the summer breeding season the island is home to a few migratory seabirds. Along the way you will discover the secret life of plants, a few which are found nowhere else in the world.
This moderate hike is well-paced and led by passionate local guides. A fabulous chance to stretch your legs, burn off a few calories, and sooth your soul as you immerse yourself in Norfolk Island’s pristine nature. You will find some great photographic opportunities as we wind our way from Red Road to Captain Cook’s landing place. Walking through the rainforest and out along the stunning coastline to the northwest point of the island where we will enjoy an intriguing cultural presentation. A perfect and relaxing way to end our island adventure.
Island Adventures 4wd Tour
Climb aboard our 18 seater 4 x 4 bus for a pioneering adventure off the beaten tracks. A state of the art Norfolk Island experience suitable for all ages to the young at heart. Enjoy air-conditioned comfort and safety, as we share authentic insights of Norfolk’s unexplored valleys, ridges, coastlines and private properties.
Alfresco Fish Feast
The beautifully set tables will delight you – it’s the most glamorous picnic you will ever attend! And then the food! Scrumptiously fresh, local fish is prepared the local way in golden beer batter and accompanied with a range of seasonal island dishes including those passed down from our Polynesian fore-mothers. See how we make the most of our home grown produce and enjoy paddock to plate freshness. This extends even to dessert which is Norfolk Island pies made from local eggs and fruit in season. A cash bar offers wine, beer and juice.
The Botanical Garden Walk
Norfolk Island is a tiny fragile island eco-system and home to a few vary rare and unique plants and birdlife. Join your passionate and knowledgeable local guide for an easy relaxing stroll through cool forest glades, explore the sounds and sights of nature and learn about the island’s fabulous flora and fauna up close and personal. Includes a guided walk, an opportunity to enjoy the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, and a cultural presentation highlighting the islanders’ unique way of life.
Norfolk's Underwater World
This glass bottom boat, designed for passenger comfort and the environment, provide large viewing areas that are perfect for observing fish, coral and unique marine life. Norfolk’s’ coral lagoon boasts one of the most diverse marine life eco systems with over 100 fish and 70 species of coral. Tour guides, direct descendants of HMAS Bounty, show where the fish live and the habitats of the unique marine life. This tour is not only educational but also with a touch of Norfolk humour provides a wonderful memory of Norfolk.
* These are just some of the tours that will make a visit to Norfolk Island so memorable. There’s so much more we can offer your clients. We also have a Liqueur Manufacturer Tour, Museum tours, Melanesian Mission Chapel tour and more. Contact Burnt Pine Travel for further information or to enquire about customisation options.
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