Anniversary (Bounty) Day 2021
08 June 2021 - 08 June 2021Price
From $1149 per person twin shareDetails
The Norfolk Island community warmly welcomes visitors to witness and take part in their National Day being Anniversary (Bounty) Day
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On the 8th June 1856, the Morayshire arrived on Norfolk where they were met by the Commissariat Storekeeper and his wife. This day became ‘Anniversary Day’ also known as ‘Bounty Day’ and it is celebrated every year by the Norfolk Island community.
Norfolk Island's National Day is always a highlight for visitors, who are welcome to take part and absorb the ‘Norf’k’ culture, embodied through the local language (a mix of Tahitian and old English), food, crafts and customs.
Bounty Day Celebrations 2021
Bounty Day on the 8th of June 2021 will mark the 165th anniversary of Pitcairn Islanders arriving to Norfolk Island.
The Pitcairners were of course, the descendants of the infamous English sailors of ‘mutiny on the Bounty’ fame and the Tahitian women who, under their leader Fletcher Christian, began a new life on isolated Pitcairn Island. After outgrowing tiny Pitcairn, the community, made up of eight family groupings, relocated to Norfolk Island where their descendants live today.
On The Day
The day begins with Islanders dressed in their traditional ‘Bounty’ clothes re-enacting the 1856 landing at Kingston Pier. From there they proceed to the Cenotaph to lay wreaths for those who so readily gave their lives at War. At the end of Quality Row lies the Island’s cemetery and here the children place flowers on the graves of family members as traditional hymns are sung. This poignant action is a deliberate remembrance of ‘Where we have come from’ as above all, Bounty Day is about celebrating heritage with family at its core. Judging of the best dressed family group is always a well-humoured and contested decision!
Perhaps the centrepiece of Bounty Day is the all-of-community picnic that features traditional dishes in amazing abundance! Island dancing and music also kicks in as the festive part of the day really begins. As the afternoon wears on the adults sit back with a ‘baeli ful’ (full belly) and the children play cricket or throw a football about. Children and adults alike also enjoy the ‘Bounty Ball’ during the week. Dressed in their finest suits they compete, waltz and barn-dance the night away.
The community always welcomes visitors to take part in the day and are welcome to walk alongside the procession from Kingston Pier to the Cemetery.
Bounty Day ‘Optional’
Optional Bounty Day Picnic Lunch after the Re-enactment including transfers and entertainment $150 per person. Bookings essential to avoid missing out.
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Terms and Conditions
Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing.
Deposit $200 per person
Norfolk Island Travel Centre would like to advise that our booking conditions have been reconsidered for those travelling as part of the Anniversary (Bounty) Day event in light of the current worldwide COVID19 pandemic. Normally your $200 deposit is non-refundable, however if prior to final payment date of 19 February 2021 you are prevented from travelling due to either a COVID travel ban or event cancellation due to COVID your $200 deposit can be applied to the next year’s event or will be refunded. Please note cancellations for any other reason will incur our standard booking conditions and cancellation policy.
Full payment is due prior to 19 February 2021. Our package prices are based on bulk purchase airfares with Air New Zealand. These fares have conditions that include final payment being completed no later than 90 days before travel. Airfare is subject to change up until time of ticketing and is non-refundable after issue. Changes are permitted until day before departure however date/route changes can only be made within 7 days travel dates either side of your original booked travel dates. Amendments, upgrades and name changes are NOT permitted within 24 hours prior to departure. Payment of a change fee (per passenger) applies plus any applicable upgrade fees to cover the difference between the original fare and the new fare. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you in some instances for unforeseen cancellation.
Cancellation after final payment and ticketing as a result of Covid19
After final payment, and in the event of a lockdown of the Island or border closure from your destination it is unknown how Air New Zealand will handle issued tickets, however it is likely they will do as they have for other affected Covid19 bookings to date and hold your tickets over as a credit for next year’s Anniversary (Bounty) Day event only. Please note Air New Zealand will not provide a refund. Similarly, we would expect accommodation and car hire partners to respond in the same way by holding your bookings as a credit to be used next year. Usually, accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel and within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply.
Prices shown are in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated (New Zealand prices indicated by NZ$ prefix). Prices are valid for payment by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into Norfolk Island Travel Centre client trust account. If you prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard please note credit card surcharge of 1.5% applies to AUD prices.
A word from your dedicated travel agent - Karen
As a Buffet, my family is one of the original Pitcairn families to travel to Norfolk Island on the Morayshire. It brings me joy to share this day and our unique culture with visitors who come from all over the world.
This is one of our most celebrated events on the annual calendar so book early to avoid disappointment.