Norfolk Island Food Festival

Come & join us for the Norfolk Island Food Festival “Taste Norfolk Island”, where the incredible culinary skills of our amazing local chefs and visiting celebrity chefs will be showcased, definitely an experience not to be missed!

Norfolk Island Food Festival

25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

We invite you to join us for what promises to be a bountiful week of delicious food, fun and full bellies. Norfolk Island is very fortunate in the fact that it doesn’t take very long for our produce to leave the paddock and reach our plate!

Come & experience the delights of fresh seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh fish from our surrounding ocean and tasty local beef & pork.

The Norfolk Island Food Festival – “Taste Norfolk Island” is set to showcase our talented local chefs and some of the freshest produce you are likely to experience. Savour the flavours from numerous food exhibits offering mouthwatering Norfolk Island creations. Mingle with the locals in the relaxed island atmosphere, enjoy live entertainment & cooking demonstrations.

Choose festival experiences including a Master Class with Dominique Rizzo or Matt Golinski, plus other delicious and creative package options. Once again this year’s Island Food Festival is timed to coincide with the celebrations of Thanksgiving Day.


Festival Package Inclusions

Mon 25 / COCKTAILS ON THE GREEN / 5pm – 7pm / The historical Golf Club at Kingston / DRESS CODE: Smart casual

Enjoy a selection of hot and cold canapes, a variety of beer and wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages as you mix and mingle with other festival goers. INCLUSIONS: Canapes and bar service, entertainment. BUS TRANSFER.

Tues 26 / TASTE NORFOLK’S BOUNTY FESTIVAL NIGHT / 5.30pm til late / The old Gaol Compound in World Heritage Kingston / DRESS CODE: Casual – outdoors

You will have a bountiful ‘Taste Sensation’ from the many food stalls offering mouth-watering creations. This is street food, ‘Island style’ with a bar service & live entertainment. INCLUSIONS: Entry fee + vouchers to use at all stalls.

Wed 29 / THANKSGIVING DAY LUNCH / 12.30pm / The Local, Taylor’s Road / DRESS CODE: Smart Casual

Thanksgiving Day is a celebrated tradition, passed down from our Pitcairn and Whaler ancestors. Norfolk is one of the few places outside of the U.S.A who celebrate this day. Guests are welcome to attend the morning Church Services, then enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch of local traditional dishes. INCLUSIONS: Welcome punch on arrival, Island Buffet lunch and entertainment. Cash bar service available.

Thurs 30 / CELEBRATION DINNER / 6pm for 6.30pm / The Bounty Lodge at Ferny Lane / DRESS CODE: Evening wear

Taste your way around Norfolk Island at the Celebration Dinner. A relaxed degustation menu will showcase fresh produce from all corners of our bountiful Island. Mingle with other guests amongst the landscaped gardens before taking your seat for the final courses of the evening. INCLUSIONS: Complimentary wine to be served with main and dessert . Cash bar service available.

VIP GIFT BAG – All Food Festival guests will receive an exclusive gift bag on arrival with a selection of locally produced gifts and souvenirs. Your Festival vouchers, lanyard, map and Festival itinerary will be included.


Create Your Own Day Time Festival Experience

All package holders will receive 2 x complimentary festival options. Join our amazing local producers and creative cooks to share their passion and taste their speciality goods. Please advise your 2 choices when booking the Festival package; on booking we will confirm the day, time and venue of your 2 daily Festival options. Additional options can be purchased for $95.00.


If you choose either or both of these as part of your (2) daily options, extra cost per class is $25 for package holders. Or if you purchase as an extra 3rd option (above your 2 inclusions) cost is $100 per person per class.

Mon 25 / MASTERCLASS with Celebrity Chef Dominique Rizzo / 11.30am / The Local, Taylor’s Road

Dominique Rizzo is one of QLD’s leading female chefs, creating purely delicious, healthy and real food recipes that inspire people to make a change for the better while still loving their food. Join Dominique for a Masterclass you won’t forget.

Tues 26 / MASTERCLASS with Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski / 11.30am / The Paradise Hotel & Resort, Queen Elizabeth Ave

Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef, with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Well known as one of the original team members of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series, Matt has worked as executive chef at some of QLD’s leading restaurants and founded his own catering company.

Mon 25 / CULINARY JOURNEY / 10.30am – 1pm / The Bounty Lodge, Ferny Lane

A colourful Polynesian experience. You will enjoy a Tahitian feast cooked in an authentic and traditional underground oven “Ahima a”. The opening of the underground oven and traditional feast represents the food journey of our history from Tahiti to Pitcairn to Norfolk Island, using local fresh produce and Island fish and meats.

Tues 26 / LADIES WHO LUNCH / 12noon – 2pm / Outdoor venue TBA

A chance for the ladies to enjoy a gourmet picnic experience set amongst beautiful Norfolk scenery. Settle in for the afternoon and enjoy a scrumptious selection of seasonal food with complimentary Rose and bubbles.

Thurs 28 / THE FORAGER SOUR DOUGH WORKSHOP / 11am – 1pm / Ferny Lane

Join in the ‘Forager Workshop’ to learn the process of making natural fermented sourdough. A hands-on experience ending with a light lunch and your own loaf of freshly baked wood-fired sourdough to take home.

Thurs 28 / THE BARN / 11am – 1pm / Meet at the Visitors Information Centre

A walk-about tour around the market and kitchen gardens of “Barnaby Produce” and “The Barn” where you will meet two generations of one local family. This is followed by a combination of hands-on and demonstration cooking using seasonal produce gathered along the way. The focus will be on traditional sland dishes using fresh picked produce. A relaxing tasting follows overlooking the gardens of The Barn.

Thurs 28 / HILLI GOAT FARM / 11.30am – 1.30pm / end of Anson Bay Road

Visit The Hilli Goat Farm at Anson Bay, where owner Emily will show you around the family farm. Meet & interact with the friendly much loved goats & see how the cheese is made. Sit down at the family home & enjoy an extravagant platter of Hilli Goats cheeses, homemade breads and preserves and all the beautiful produce picked, cooked & served from the property.

The Norfolk Island Food Festival committee reserve the right to change itinerary inclusions if necessary and to refuse bookings. This package is complete and not refundable in part segments of inclusions.




23 – 30 November 2019 depart Brisbane
From $17
99 per person twin share

24 November – 01 December 2019 depart Sydney
From $1899 per person twin share

Holiday package includes:

  • Return economy ‘seat + bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, incl. all pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet&Greet at Norfolk Island Airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation
  • 7 days car hire – petrol additional
  • Complimentary ‘Mini Golf’ & ‘A Walk in the Wild’ & free bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card


Norfolk Food Festival Package:

  • Cocktails on the Green
  • Taste Norfolk’s Bounty festival night
  • Thanksgiving Day lunch
  • Celebration Dinner
  • VIP Gift Bag


Plus Create Your Own Day Time Festival Experience (Choose any 2):

  • MASTER CLASS with Celebrity Chef Dominique Rizzo (Exclusive option for 2019, additional cost applies)
  • MASTER CLASS with Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski (Exclusive option for 2019, additional cost applies)
  • Culinary Journey
  • Ladies Who Lunch
  • The Forager Sour Dough Workshop
  • The Barn
  • Hilli Goat Farm

Prices are current today, subject to availability and change up until time of final payment and ticketing is completed

Package Conditions/Cancellation Penalties

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due upon booking. Final payment is due before 20 August 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 and are payable 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.