First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations

Norfolk Island is playing host to the 231st First Fleet anniversary celebrations in March 2019. Join us and discover one of the most fascinating and untold stories from Australia’s earliest British settlement days too.

First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations

01 March 2019 - 09 March 2019

With the 6th of March 1788 arrival of 23 First Fleeters, Norfolk Island became the second Settlement of the NSW Colony.

Their lives and the others who joined them to settle the island are intriguing, rugged and detailed. Through sheer grit and determination they survived the wrecking of HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet, that left both Sydney and Norfolk Island on starvation rations.

Of particular resonance to First Fleet descendants, this week will also be of great interest to anyone who wants to discover the fascinating people and events that stemmed from the 6th of March 1788 on Norfolk Island, now known as Foundation Day.

2 - 9 March 2019 depart Brisbane
From $1169 per person twin share

1 - 8 March 2019 depart Sydney
From $1209 per person twin share

Holiday package includes:

  • 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
  • Complimentary Mini Golf and A Walk In The Wild rainforest walk
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card with free gift

Optional First Fleet package $399pp and includes:

  • Attending the moving and picturesque Foundation Day (6th March) Re-Enactment followed by a sumptuous lunch
  • A special ‘First Settlement Tour’ by the Norfolk Island Museum revealing the reasons why the Settlement was opened and closed; wrecking of HMS Sirius; the personalities and influence of the Island Commandants and much more
  • Your Family Forum - Who’s who among your fellow travellers ancestors?
  • ‘How to Research Your Family History’ presentation, including where to find convict & genealogical records
  • Finish your week with an exclusive celebratory lunch on a cliff-top property

Please note prices are to be advised

Holiday Package Conditions/Cancellation penalties

Please note non-refundable deposit of $200 per person due upon confirmation of booking. Full payment is due prior to 23 November 2018. 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.