Day one – Friday 10th October – Guests arrive from Sydney at approximately 12:40pm and are shuttled to their accommodation at the Hibiscus Aloha. The afternoon is free before we are collected from our accommodation for a ‘Welcome to Norfolk Island’ sunset gourmet BBQ at BedRock.
Day two – Saturday 11th October – At 9am we are picked up from our accommodation for a 3-hour tour of many of the islands sights looking at the fascinating history of Norfolk Island across all of its major periods of settlement. At 1pm we arrive at the cliff-top estate of Forrester Court for an indulgent high tea on the lawns overlooking the turquoise South Pacific. The evening is free for you to discover some of the islands many dining choices.
Day three – Sunday 12th October – Today is free until 2:45 pm for relaxing and doing your own thing. After being collected from our accommodation we arrive at 3pm at Music Valley gardens and farm. Here we’ll be shown around by the garden owner, Jane, looking at the sustainable garden and assisting in harvesting some produce for tonight’s dinner. We’ll depart Music Valley late afternoon before returning at 5.30pm for a sustainable island dinner.
Day four – Monday 13th October – Today we enjoy one of the highlights of the tour the annual Norfolk Island Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Show from 12pm after a morning of free time. Explore this small yet diverse and fascinating show before we are collected from our accommodation at 5:45pm for dinner at one of Norfolk’s finest eateries Hilli Restaurant.
Day five – Tuesday 14th October – Today a truly unique Norfolk Island experience – the Mastering Taste Chef School and Garden Tour. We visit the gardens where Hilli Restaurant grows much of its own produce using many sustainable principles and are given a tour by the gardener before we adjourn to the luxury kitchens on the property for a ‘master class’ with Hilli’s head chef. After we prepare lunch under chefs expert guidance it’s time to sit and enjoy our delicious work.
The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to relax and this evening is the optional but must-do local experience – a cliff-top sunset ‘fish-fry’.
Day six – Wednesday 15th October – Today we have a very special and exclusive experience. We’ll be picked up from our accommodation before touring the gardens that won awards in the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Show Garden Competition of which Adam was a guest judge. We’ll have lunch at the lovely Golden Orb Café & Bookshop before resuming our garden tour.
This evening is free but a dinner at Norfolk Island’s exceptional Dino’s Restaurant is highly recommended.
Day seven – Thursday 16th October – Today we experience a range of Norfolk Islands boutique gourmet and just plain yummy experiences visiting the islands coffee plantation, Sweeties chocolate shop and Christian Brothers cheeses with a light lunch in the middle.
This evening we are collected at 5:45pm for our farewell dinner at Norfolk Islands exquisite Norfolk Blue restaurant.
Day eight – Friday 17th October – Time this morning for some last minute shopping or relaxing before transferring to the airport at 11:45 prior to our departure from the island at 1:50pm.