First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

Foundation Day 001

05 March 2024 - 11 March 2024


from $1739 pp twin share - on request


Join us for a fabulous historical snap-shot of convict life centred around an evocative re-enactment of the 06 March 1788 landing of First Fleeters.

Holiday Package Inclusions

Return economy airfare to Norfolk Island
Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
7 nights twin share accommodation
7 days car hire – petrol additional
Half Day Island Tour
Norfolk Island shopping bag, map, handy hints & shopping discounts

Event Details

The 6 March 1788 arrival on Norfolk Island of Commandant Philip Gidley King and a small group of convicts and free settlers saw the beginnings of the First British Settlement on Norfolk Island.

Centered around an evocative re-enactment of their landing on that day, this week offers the chance to discover some of Norfolk's fascinating but relatively un-known history, during a week designed to provide a snap-shot of convict life -  but also provide plenty of time for self-discovery and touring. If you've never seen the re-enactment before it will add an extra 'wow' to your Norfolk Island holiday. And if you've visited often at this time, you'll know that it really is a lovely time of year to be here.

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Separate First Fleeter Registration


We have packaged three excellent experiences to make the most of your First Fleeters week. 

  1. Foundation Day re-enactment and luncheon: Celebrated as a public holiday your day includes transfers to the Emily Bay re-enactment followed by a water-side, sumptuous luncheon under a marquee with entertainment.
  2. The Music Valley Experience: Visit the substantial remains of the home of Bellett family, the only remaining First Settlement house, followed by a presentation on heritage, family history and traditions of the current owner Jane Rutledge of the Evans family. Includes delicious seasonal tasting plate.
  3. Settlement Secrets Tour: An in depth tour of iconic World Heritage listed Kingston with special emphasis on the human experience through story-telling


Take advantage of our holdings to secure your place on Norfolk Island in March 2024 - it couldn't be easier!

Holiday Package Prices

05 - 12 March 2024 departing Brisbane from $1739 per person twin share
04 - 11 March 2024 departing Sydney contact us for package prices
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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

Deposit and final payment

Package prices advertised are subject to availability at time of booking. A non-refundable deposit per person is due upon booking: $250 if booking prior to 17 November 2023; or $1000 if booking after 17 November 2023. Final payment is due prior to 05 December 2023. In some cases air tickets will be issued within 24 hours of making the reservation. Airfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Tickets are non-transferable. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We therefore strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you against some unforeseen cancellations.

Non-refundable deposits are taken on behalf of suppliers as assurance of payment for services we book for you as well as for the service we have undertaken on your behalf. There are many reasons why people decide to cancel traveling and in all cases deposits remain non-refundable.

Payment Options

Prices shown are in Australian dollars and are payable by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into our Commonwealth Bank account (please see bank details below). If you would prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard, please add 1.5% to the total cost of your holiday package.


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Here at Norfolk Island Travel Centre, we are experts in arranging group travel!

Whether you visit Norfolk by yourself, with family or friends, or as part of an organised (or your own) group trip, make sure to use the knowledge available from local travel agents, tour operators and visitor information services all located on the island.

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