NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge

The third annual NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge has concluded with some fantastic results and imagery. Paddlers are already booking for another installment set for 22 – 26 January 2018. Holiday package details are below along with some videos too. 

NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge

22 January 2018 - 26 January 2018

“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.

2018 event dates have been set for 22 - 26 January, spaces are limited & crews have already started booking so get in quick to reserve your place. The one off race registration fee includes canoe hire & transport, entry to all 4 main events (V6 26km Round the Rock iron marathon, V6 12km Iron, V6 Pursuit Sprints & V1 Sprints), support boats including operators & fuel for open water race days, jetskis including operators & fuel for open water race days, crane hire for pier launches, event site fees, Opening Ceremony (includes event blessing, nibbles & transfers), 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. Race registration is to be AU$390 and payable direct to AOCRA.

The courses are very picturesque and our great coastline provides some fantastic vantage points for spectators. There's always lots of locals & visitors chasing the canoes by land in the Round the ROCK 26km marathon.

Norfolk offers lots to do if you're not paddling, plus it's very family friendly, so bring the tribe. Partners & kids packs are available to tag along to the social gatherings.

We look forward to welcoming you to Norfolk Island for the next NOC the Rock!

Here's some footage from this year's NOC - Norfolk Ocean Challenge in March 2017

Norfolk Island Travel Centre 26km Iron Marathon Footage

Mokutu Chalet Sprints Footage

Here's some footage of the first NOC - Norfolk Ocean Challenge in 2015

 

Day Three Footage

Day Two Footage

Day One Footage

Special thanks to Mark Forbes and AOCRA for supporting the NOC - Norfolk Ocean Challenge and to all our wonderful sponsors who have made this event happen. Without the valuable sponsorship to purchase the canoes and the freight to get them to Norfolk Island, the NOC really would be still just a dream. We ask all paddlers, partners, family and friends to support our sponsors and assist in providing them a return on their generous goodwill.

Any crews who would like to register their interest can do so here

Important Crew information: AOCRA have advised that a crew of 6 to 9 names can be put down as competitors, this way the crews can be mixed up a little and you will also have reserves.

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

2017 Results are available on webscorer, links below

26km Round the Rock results

Mid Distance Men & Mixed results

Mid Distance Ladies results

Sprint results

2016 Results are available on webscorer, links below

26km Round the Rock results

Mid Distance Mixed results

Mid Distance Mens & Ladies results

Diamond Sponsors

Norfolk Island Travel Centre
Pacific Direct Line Shipping
MiniBar & Mokutu Chalets

Gold Sponsors

Aloha & Tudor Apartments
Norfolk Pines Group
Tropic Bird – arts and crafts
Geogas Trading S.A. & Norfolk Island Gas Centre
Varua Va’a Limited
Hibiscus Regal & Hibiscus Crown Apartments
Fletcher Christian Apartments, JCB Cabinets & Christian-Bailey Agencies
Norfolk Island Leagues Club
Baunti Escapes

Silver Sponsors

Aataren Villas
Aatuti Art
Wellbeing Industry: Therapeutic & Relaxation Massage, Bedrock Mind Body Spirit, Norfolk Island Fitness & Health and Expressions Day Spa
Likturk Transport

Bronze Sponsors

abedaway.com
Computer Guy
NIBS & Pete’s Place
Therapeutic & Relaxation Massage
Lions Club of Norfolk Island & Lions Club of Arthurs Vale
Foodland Supermarket

 

Also proudly supported by Norfolk Island Government, Norfolk Island Tourism, Administration of Norfolk Island, Paddle Shop Pty Ltd, Stuck on a Rock Photography, Norfolk Plumbing & Gas, Frances Beecham, Hilli Restaurant, Wild Wood plus some wonderful private donations from interested Community Members.

IMPORTANT: To qualify for race entry, paddlers must book through Norfolk Island Travel Centre and stay at one of the sponsor properties. Paddlers that book their own flights and accommodation WILL NOT be permitted to enter the race. These conditions of entry are in line with the sponsorship agreements the local NIWOC club has with their sponsors, all of which have paid upfront over $10,000 to enable the purchase and import of canoes.

20 - 27 January 2018 depart Brisbane
From AU$1099 per person twin share

22 - 29 January 2018 depart Sydney
From AU$1099 per person twin share

20 - 27 January 2018 depart Auckland
From AU$1179 or NZ$1409 per person twin share

Holiday package includes:

  • Return economy class seat plus bag airfare to Norfolk Island
  • All pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet & Greet at the Norfolk Island airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • Seven night’s twin share accommodation
  • Seven day's car hire per apartment (petrol is additional & payable direct)
  • Half day Island orientation tour
  • Complimentary Mini Golf and A Walk in the Wild rainforest walk
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card with free gift

NOC Registration

Please Note: all registration prices are in addition to holiday package prices

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, nibbles & transfers)
  • 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

The all inclusive paddlers registration is AU$390. Registration fees are payable direct to AOCRA. There is nothing more to pay for your racing program. 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. Once the deposit has been received we will send you the link to the AOCRA registration page to register for NOC the ROCK. 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 to Norfolk and join the hundreds of locals who will be witnessing this spectacular event around the island throughout the week.

Partners pack price is AU$200

Partners pack includes:

  • Opening Ceremony (includes event blessing, nibbles & transfers)
  • 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.

Norfolk Ocean Challenge Sponsors

Please note package prices are current today, subject to availability & change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing is completed.

Conditions/Cancellation Penalties

Please note non-refundable deposit of $200 per person due upon confirmation of booking. Final payment is due 18 October 2017. 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. For NZ$ packages paying by Visa or Mastercard, the transaction will be converted to AUD (amount reconfirmed to you on the day of the transaction) and processed via our AUD merchant facility.