First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

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04 March 2023 - 12 March 2023


from $1969 pp twin share


Secure your seats to visit Norfolk Island at this popular time of year and discover some of our amazing history!

Holiday Package Inclusions

Return economy 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
Foundation Day Re-enactment/Waterside Luncheon
Convict Settlement Tour
Museum Pass including Tag-A-Long tours
2 course dinner at Hilli Restaurant
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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Included in the holiday package price is a delicious welcome dinner at Hilli Restaurant, Foundation Day re-enactment and luncheon, Half day Island tour, a Norfolk Island Museum Pass and Convict Settlement Tour. Just enough touring leaving plenty of time for discovering plenty of other features of the Island.


Take advantage of our holdings to secure your place on Norfolk Island in March 2023 - it couldn't be easier!

Holiday Package Prices

04 – 11 March 2023 depart Brisbane from $1,999 per person twin share
05 – 12March 2022 depart Sydney from $1,969 per person twin share
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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

Important entry conditions and covid-19 advice for Norfolk Island

NB: Travel restrictions and entry requirements may change at short notice. Please check back regularly for updated information.  It is important that you keep up to date with the latest government requirements available at: We will also continue to update our website with updates:

From April 1st 2022 the requirement to obtain an Entry Permit to travel to Norfolk Island has been removed.  However, it is strongly recommended that you still undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 within 48 hours of departing and if this is positive do not travel to the island. It is also recommended that you undertake a further RAT within 24 hours of arrival.  Norfolk Island has very limited health facilities compared with the mainland and particularly if you are elderly, unvaccinated or with a comorbidity and become infected with COVID-19 you will strain these facilities. There remains a mandatory requirement to report a positive result to either PCR or RAT for COVID-19 to the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) whilst on the island. This will result in self-isolation at your own cost for seven (7) days.

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 25 July 2022; or $1000 if booking after 25 July 2022. Final payment is due prior to 25 November 2022. 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.

Cancellation after final payment and ticketing as a result of Covid19

Bulk Purchase seats:  After final payment, and in the event of a lockdown of the Island or border closure from your destination QANTAS policy for bulk purchase class seats affected by Covid19 travel bans is to hold your tickets over as a credit for a replacement date for the group as a whole. Please note QANTAS will not provide a refund and accommodation partners will also only hold your bookings as a credit to be used at a later date and will not offer a refund. Credits are only available after final payment when a travel ban is in place, please note usual cancellation policies apply if cancellation occurs when no travel ban is actually in place from either your area or Norfolk Island.

Instant Purchase seats: After final payment and in the event of a lockdown or border closure affecting your ability to travel, Qantas policy will allow you to either cancel your ticket, and a cancellation fee may be charged in accordance with your fare rules; or a flight credit will be issued to hold your tickets over for a replacement date subject to availability. Please note that accommodation partners will only hold your bookings as a credit to be used at a later date and will not offer a refund. Credits are only available after final payment when a travel ban is in place, please note usual cancellation policies apply if cancellation occurs when no travel ban is actually in place from either your area or Norfolk Island.



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A word from your dedicated travel agent - Cici

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.

‘Meeting the locals’ really is part of a Norfolk Island experience, so make sure to do so even before you travel. You’ll surely find much more than you expected on a Norfolk Island holiday.