First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations 2020

First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations 2020

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04 March 2020 - 07 March 2020


from $1149 pp twin share


A time to connect with your First Fleet ancestor or delve deep into the role Norfolk Island played from the earliest days of the NSW Colony.

Holiday Package Inclusions

Return ‘seat and bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island
Meet & Greet at Norfolk Island Airport
Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
7 nights twin share accommodation
7 days car hire – petrol additional
Half Day Island Tour
Complimentary ‘Mini Golf’ & ‘A Walk in the Wild’ & free bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre
Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card

Event Details

Focus on your First Fleeter, convict ancestor and the first families to make Norfolk Island home during Foundation Day celebrations in 2020. A time to discover the vital and important role Norfolk Island played from 1788.

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With the 6th of March 1788 arrival of 23 First Fleeters, Norfolk Island became the second Settlement of the NSW Colony.

Their lives and the others who joined them to settle the island are intriguing, rugged and detailed. Through sheer grit and determination they survived the wrecking of HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet, that left both Sydney and Norfolk Island on starvation rations.

Of particular resonance to First Fleet descendants, this week will also be of great interest to anyone who wants to discover the fascinating people and events that stemmed from the 6th of March 1788 on Norfolk Island, now known as Foundation Day.

The Optional First Fleet Package 

We highly recommend you get the most out of this First Fleetfocused week by purchasing the Optional First Fleet Package including tours and activities only available during this week.

Holiday Package Prices

03 – 10 March 2020 depart Brisbane from $1149 per person twin share
02 – 09 March 2020 depart Sydney from $1199 per person twin share

Registration Details

Optional First Fleet Package – AU$399pp

We highly recommend you get the most out of this First Fleetfocused week by purchasing the First Fleet Package including tours and activities only available during this week:

  • Foundation Day (06 March) Re-enactment and Luncheon:
    After attending the evocative re-enactment of the First Fleeters landing on 06 March 1788, you’ll enjoy a truly sumptuous luncheon. Transfers from Burnt Pine included
  • A special First Settlement & Research your Family Tour:
    The Norfolk Island Museum will take you on a walk around journey through Kingston, revealing the reasons why the Settlement was opened and closed; the events of the wrecking of HMS Sirius; the personalities and influence of the Island Commandants and much more. You will be taken to Research Centre at No. 9 Quality Row, where you will be equipped to research your family history including where to find convict and genealogical records. Did your ancestors know each other as a land owner, free settler, marine, soldier or even as fellow convicts? Perhaps even meet new family members!
  • Museum Tag-Along Tour: A personalised self-drive guided tour to Pier Store, Commissariat Store, No. 10 Quality Row, HMS Sirius Museum
  • Finish your week with an Exclusive Farewell Celebratory Luncheon and Presentation
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I can strongly recommend doing the same tour arrangement to anyone with an interest in First Fleeters and others on Norfolk Island during the first and second settlements. There is nothing like seeing the locations in person.

Terms and Conditions

Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing.

Conditions/Cancellation Penalties

Please note non-refundable deposit of $200 per person due upon confirmation of booking. Full payment is due prior to 25 November 2019. Airfare is subject to availability and 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.

Payment Options

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.

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And why not extend your trip a little longer and experience the 230th Anniversary of the wrecking of HMS Sirius on the 19th of March. With the wrecking of the First Fleet’s flagship, Norfolk became home to the Nation’s most important shipwreck as well as over 500 First Fleeters.

If you have a family and friends group of 10+ please ask me about conditions for one person’s accommodation to be free!