Garden Week & The Royal Agriculture and Horticultural Show 2023
06 October 2023 - 14 October 2023Price
from $2259 pp twin shareDetails
Join us on Norfolk Island for a week of fresh seasonal produce with a focus on the gardens and flora of this magical South Pacific Island.
Holiday Package Inclusions
Join us next spring on Norfolk Island for a week of fresh seasonal produce with a focus on the gardens and flora of this magical South Pacific Island
From coast to coast, subtropical Norfolk Island features rolling green hills, quaint winding roads and behind the hedges treasure troves of beautiful gardens. The A&H Show is a highlight on the Norfolk Island calendar that brings together the whole community with displays of cooking, art, floral arrangements, flowers, fresh vegetables, fruit and more.
A week of gardens – and more!
There really is something about gardening that non-gardeners envy but also find inspiring. Perhaps they too could have such beauty surround them and share in some of the deep satisfaction that comes from watching plants prosper and bloom.
While usually a solitary or couple's activity, when gardeners get together to share knowledge, successes and challenges, their enthusiasm and passion shines through. Few places is this more clearly seen than during the Norfolk Island Gardening Week.
Norfolk Island is located almost mid-distance between the Australian mainland and New Zealand and it is this isolation that has resulted in it being an incredible destination for anyone interested in gardening. The island is home to not only the ubiquitous and endemic Norfolk Island Pine, (Araucaria heterophylla) but also another 51 endemic plants and 174 natives.
Holiday Package Prices
During this week you’ll enjoy private tours to three Norfolk Island Garden Club member’s gardens, visits to market gardens,
flower gardens, an orchard, plus a guided bushwalk through National Park followed by the stunning views and delicious
fare of a clifftop barbeque breakfast.
At the A&H Show you’ll be sure to appreciate displays of the Island’s best cut flowers and arrangements, agricultural produce
and arts & crafts. Ticket entry is included. This is a really fun day to share with the locals. Two lovely meals will book-end
your week starting with a Welcome Dinner and a final night at one of the Island's local restaurants.
Terms and Conditions
Conditions apply – Prices are current today, subject to availability & change without notice – Travel insurance strongly recommended.
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 60 days after Qantas airfares are booked; or $1000 if booking after 19 December 2022. Final payment is due by 90 days prior to travel 8 July 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.
IMPORTANT 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: http://www.norfolkisland.gov.nf/covid-19-advice-norfolk-island
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. 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-10 you will strain these facilities.
There remains a mandatory requirement to report a positive result to wither 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 until your symptom free, at your own cost.
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.
A word from your dedicated travel agent - Louisa
In 2022, Norfolk Island played host to over 70 gardeners and partners from over 70 Garden Clubs from all around Australia. Attendants of the The Garden Clubs of Australia 2022 National Convention had amazing things to say about Norfolk Island and it's unique gardens.