Norfolk Island Wildlife & Heritage Tour with Neil & Michael Hermes
03 November 2023 - 10 November 2023Price
From $2799pp twin shareDetails
Join experienced guides Neil and Michael Hermes on a personalised journey taking you through Norfolk Island’s history, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery.
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Join experienced guides Neil and Michael Hermes on a personalised journey through Norfolk Island’s history, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery drawing on the knowledge and memories from Neil’s time as a Norfolk Island National Parks Officer and Michael’s background as an archaeologist working in places such as the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Queensland.
Neil, a zoology graduate from ANU, is an ornithologist who lived for three years on Norfolk Island as the Australian Government Conservation Officer. He had a big part to play in establishing the Norfolk Island National Park. In the 1980s with the Lions Club, he set up a project that saved the Norfolk Island Green Parrot by taking it into captivity when there were less than 20 living birds. He led a team that removed rabbits from Phillip Island. While living on the island he wrote “Birds of Norfolk Island” and wrote regular wildlife columns for local papers. Neil escorts tours around Australia and New Guinea.
Michael is an archaeologist and educator with a diverse range of work experience across the country. He has taught in Arnhem Land, lectured in Archaeology at the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Education and consulted on cultural heritage matters for BHP, Origin Energy and in many other contexts. Initially studying at the ANU in Canberra, he worked for a time at the Northern Territory Museum and in the Heritage Branch, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. He is a Guest Lecturer [history, anthropology and archaeology] for Coral Expeditions on their cruises in Queensland, Tasmania and on the Kimberley/Northern Territory coast.
Between them Neil and Michael have a wealth of knowledge on the history and natural history of Norfolk Island.
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Terms and Conditions
Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing.
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 27 January 2023; or $1000 if booking after 27 January 2023. Final payment is due prior 13th August 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 9NIHRACS) 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.
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