Rhythm ‘n’ Pines – a celebration of Kiwi Blues

What could be better than escaping Winter to idyllic Norfolk Island? Plenty of moving to the groove and swaying to the blues with downright killer Kiwi musicians Andrew London Trio and Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band and showbiz legend Wayne Mason. An exceptional opportunity to holiday with your favourite Kiwi blues musicians.

Rhythm ‘n’ Pines – a celebration of Kiwi Blues

12 August 2019 - 19 August 2019

Join us in August 2019 for Norfolk Island’s very first Kiwi Blues event celebrating some of New Zealand’s finest musicians! Direct flights ex Auckland bring you here for the fun.

The Andrew London Trio

Playing an eclectic range of original songs and covers in a variety of styles ranging from 1930s swing to cool ‘60s ‘latin lounge’. Songwriter/satirist Andrew London, explores middle-class obsessions and taboos in songs covering just about every facet of everyday life that will not only get you smiling and foot tapping. The Trio areAndrew London, Kirsten London and Brian Omundsen.

Laura Collins & the Back Porch Blues Band

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment. Laura, with vocal strength, moves between ballsy blues and soulful ballads. Wayne Mason, master of boogie ‘burns it up’ on the keys, John O’Connor ‘eats it up’ on lead guitar, George Barris plays warm upright bass and Pete Cogswell ‘puts the car in drive’ on back porch drums. Together they present a joyful celebration of why we would ‘keep the music live’.

Wayne Mason

A true showbiz legend in NZ, having founded several iconic Kiwi bands over the years Wayne went on to form ‘The Warratahs’ in the 1980s becoming a household name after the success of Wayne’s song ‘Hands of My Heart’. Wayne will present his own repertoire of original songs as well as contributing rollicking Fats Domino inspired keyboard to ‘Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band’.

12 – 19 August 2019 depart Auckland
From AU$2419 per person twin share OR
From NZ$2785 per person twin share

Holiday Package Price includes:

  • Return economy class seat plus bag airfare to Norfolk Island ex Auckland
  • Meet & Greet at the Airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • Seven night’s accommodation at Paradise Hotel and Resort
  • Seven days car hire (petrol additional and payable direct)
  • Daily fully cooked breakfast at paradise Hotel and Resort
  • Rhythm ‘n’ Pines Event Package incl:
    –  Opening Concert with dinner at Paradise Hotel and Resort
    –  Half Day Island Tour
    –  Concert at Bounty Lodge with lunch
    –  Woodfired pizzas at Castaway 
    –  Concert ‘Orn Da Cliff’ with Island Fish Fry dinner
    –  Acoustic Finale Concert at Paradise Hotel and Resort with lunch
  • Complimentary Mini Golf & A Walk in the Wild’ and free bonus redeemable gift at the Bounty Centre
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card

Package prices are for travelling on an Air Chathams charter flight. Prices based on airfares that are current today, subject to availability & change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing is completed.

Please note restricted baggage allowance 16kg + 7kg cabin baggage (due to all passengers being allocated baggage across entire aircraft & to allow for artist instruments)

Conditions/Cancellation Penalties

Please note non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due upon booking. Final payment due before 17th June 2019. Flight operation is subject to signed Charterer/Operator contract terms and conditions with Air Chathams. Airfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Date/route changes are not permitted at anytime. Frequent flyer accrual and use of lounges are not permitted. 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

You have the option to pay in NZD or AUD. All accommodation properties on Norfolk Island operate in AUD. As a discount wholesaler, we must therefore pay our suppliers in AUD. When we receive payments in NZD we must allow for converting NZD at a higher sell rate to enable payment to suppliers. What this means is it may work out better for you (lower conversion fees) to pay in AUD via your MasterCard or VISA.

If you prefer to pay in NZD both the deposit and your final payment must be paid at the indicated NZD amount into our NZD account (NZD payments only).

If you prefer to pay in AUD both the deposit and your final payment must be paid at the indicated AUD amount via charge to your Mastercard or VISA (AUD payments only).

Please note both your deposit and final payment must be paid in the same currency as we are unable to accept mixed currency payments.