NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge 2020

NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge 2020

NorfolkIslandTravelCentre NOCtheROCK2019 Round The Island 160

19 January 2020 - 24 January 2020


from $1199 pp twin share


The Norfolk Island Wa'a Outrigger Club warmly invites paddlers to join them for great paddling, competition and socialising fun at NOC the Rock in January 2020. Find out why this event is on many paddlers bucket-list!

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

“The course was the best I have ever paddled in my life” – Pam Prescott, AOCRA Secretary and near 30 year veteran paddler after completing the 26km Norfolk Island Travel Centre Iron Marathon, January 2016.

2020 event dates have been set for 19 – 24 January, spaces are limited & crews have started registering already – get in quick to reserve your place.

Norfolk offers some incredible courses: the short marathon out to Phillip Island and back or from Cascade amongst the islets and through the natural basalt arch on the north-west side of Norfolk. Norfolk also has incredible coastline perfect for vantage points so spectators can literally follow the race by land and hear the ‘hut’ calls echo up the cliffs, particularly during the circumnavigation of the Island in the Norfolk Island Travel Centre Round the Rock 26km marathon.

There’s also lots to do if you’re not paddling and it’s very family friendly, so bring the tribe. Partners & kids packs are available to tag along to the social gatherings.

Important Crew information: AOCRA have advised that a crew of 6 to 9 names can be registered as competitors, so crews can be mixed up a little and will also have reserves.

IMPORTANT: To qualify for race entry, paddlers must book through event sponsor Norfolk Island Travel Centre and stay at one of the sponsor properties. If paddlers book their own flights and accommodation they will not be permitted to enter the race. These conditions of entry are in line with the sponsorship agreements NIWOC holds with their sponsors, all of whom paid over $10,000 to enable the purchase and import of the canoes.

Holiday Package Prices

18 – 25 January 2020 depart Brisbane from AU$1199 per person twin share
19 – 26 January 2020 depart Sydney from AU$1259 per person twin share

Registration Details

Please Note: Registration costs are separate and in addition to Holiday Packages.

Paddlers Race Registration:

Race registration includes:

  • Canoe hire & transport
  • Entry to all 4 main events:
    • V6 26km Round the Rock Iron marathon
    • V6 12km Iron
    • V6 Sprints
    • V1 Sprints
  • Support boats, operators & fuel for open water race days
  • Jetskis, operators & fuel for open water race days
  • Crane hire for pier launches
  • Event site fees
  • Opening Ceremony (includes event blessing and meal)
  • Leagues Club Theme Party night with presentation
  • $20 drink voucher for use at the Norfolk Island Leagues Club
  • Closing ceremony (includes presentation, 2 course Island style dinner, transfers & live entertainment)
  • Return Norfolk Island Airport transfers
  • NOC the ROCK souvenir shirt
  • NOC the ROCK bag

Paddlers registration cost is soon to be advised.

Registration fees are payable direct to AOCRA and once paid there is nothing more to pay for the racing and socialising program as above. Each paddler will need to nominate a category that they would like to compete in, they are: Ladies, Mens or Mixed (with choice of one category only).

To register for the event it’s necessary first for paddlers to pay a $200 per person deposit towards their travel package with Norfolk Island Travel Centre. Please note registrations are unable to be accepted for paddlers until they have confirmed their travel arrangements with Norfolk Island Travel Centre.

Partners & Friends registration (for dinners & social activities)

Partners & friends are welcome and encouraged to travel and join in the social program for the week.

Partners pack registration price is soon to be advised.

Partners pack includes:

  • Opening Ceremony (includes event blessing and meal)
  • Leagues Club Theme Party night with presentation
  • $20 drink voucher for use at the Norfolk Island Leagues Club
  • Closing ceremony (includes presentation, 2 course Island style dinner, transfers & live entertainment)
  • Return Norfolk Island Airport transfers
  • NOC the ROCK souvenir shirt
  • NOC the ROCK bag

Please contact us for information on event passes for children 12 years and under.

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These people treat you like family, very accommodating with everything and only too happy to help, very professional and they can also paddle.
D. Vanroosmalen, (Facebook)

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 booking. Final payment is due by 4 October, 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.

Enquire About NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge 2020

Norfolk Island Travel Centre Meet The Team Maria

A word from your dedicated travel agent - Maria

January 2020’s NOC the Rock is filling fast and NIWOC has a limited number of outriggers, if you and your team are planning on competing you will need to reserve your spot very soon to make sure you don’t miss out.

As a fellow paddler, I can tell you Norfolk Island is some of the best paddling you'll ever have! Plus who doesn't want a Pacific Island Getaway?