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Journeys : June July 2009
Emily Bay collection of its type in the southern hemisphere. But the history that is unique is the continuing civilisation of Norfolk Islanders that began with the Mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. Norfolk Island is home to no ordinary people. They are largely English-speaking but also have their own language, the Norf’k language, a musical mix of Tahitian and old-English. ‘Watawieh’ (meaning ‘How are you’) is a commonly heard phrase, and ‘Ai guud’ (meaning ‘I am good, thank you’) is often the reply. They are spontaneously generous, and often share their homes with visitors for a meal after only a casual encounter. Explore the world of Norfolk N orfolk Island is no ordinary place. It has the unique distinction of being described as paradise by its discoverer, Captain James Cook, so inspired was he by its natural beauty and visible signs of fertility. Just 2.5 hours’ flight-time from Sydney, Norfolk is a small, uncrowded world, eight kilometres by five. It has a web of rustic roads to navigate, a natural environment to explore, and a wide range of activities to enjoy – fishing, For everything you need to know about a Norfolk Island holiday, visit your local RACT Travelworld branch or call us on 1300 368 111. swimming, snorkelling, walking, diving, sea kayaking, bird watching, reliving history, attending shows and theme nights, meeting locals, touring, horse riding, golf, community sports, mountain biking, shopping and much more. Norfolk Island has no ordinary history. It was first settled by Europeans soon after the First Fleet arrived in 1788. It was home to a penal settlement, a living hell for convicts, until the 1850s. Their builtlegacy of Georgian buildings is the finest Fast facts What: Norfolk Island When: Travel all-year round. Climate is balmy and sub-tropical. Winters average 18°C and summers average 24°C. Highlights: Kingston’s historic convict settlement, unspoilt palm-lined beaches and rolling green hills, duty free shopping in Burnt Pine township, numerous touring options. See Norfolk Island your way with $100 off on Norfolk Air. 7 nights from $ South Pacific Resort Hotel 1149* pp twin share Includes: Return economy airfare ex Melbourne with Norfolk Air to Norfolk Island • 7 nights in a Garden Room • Stay 7 Pay 5 • Tropical punch on arrival. Bonus: ½ day tour, Add car hire for only $25 a day# . Book by 30 Jun 09. Jacaranda Park Holiday Cottages 7 nights from $ 1529* pp twin share Includes: Return economy airfare ex Melbourne with Norfolk Air to Norfolk Island • 7 nights in a Cottage • Stay 7 Pay 6 • Return airport transfers. Bonus: FREE car hire daily~ • ½ day tour of the island. Book by 30 Jun 09. NORFOLK AIR 1300 368 111 racttravelworld.com.au Burnie • Ulverstone • Devonport • Launceston • Hobart - Collins St • Hobart - Murray St • Glenorchy • Rosny • Kingston Governor’s Lodge Resort Channer’s Corner Holiday Apartments 7 nights from $ 1255* pp twin share Includes: Return economy airfare ex Melbourne with Norfolk Air to Norfolk Island • 7 nights in a 1 Bedroom Apartment • Stay 7 Pay 5. Bonus: FREE car hire daily~ • Orientation tour of town • FREE use of local tennis club facilities. Book by 30 Jun 09. 7 nights from $ 1545* pp twin share Includes: Return economy airfare ex Melbourne with Norfolk Air to Norfolk Island • 7 nights in an Executive Lodge • Stay 7 Pay 5 • Full Breakfast daily. Bonus: FREE car hire daily~ • Complimentary Sunset Cocktail. Book by 30 Jun 09. Package includes $100 off per person on return economy airfares, pre-payable taxes, transfers & accommodation. Please ask about our great range of tours! One planet. Many worlds. RACT *Conditions apply: An additional 1.4% applies to amounts paid by credit or charge card. Departing Melbourne. Prices are per person twin share. Valid for sale until 30 Jun 09. Valid for travel at South Pacific Resort Hotel from 17 Jun - 31 Aug 09. Valid for travel at Channer’s Corner Holiday Apartments from 01 Jun - 31 Aug 09. Valid for travel at Jacaranda Park Holiday Cottages from 01 Jun - 31 Aug 09. Valid for travel at Governor’s Lodge Resort from 01 Jun - 31 Aug 09. #Car hire does not include petrol and insurance and is based on min 3 day hire-category A(automatic, max of 2 people).~Car hire doesn’t include petrol and insurance. Hotels reserve the right to remove a special at any time. The Star ratings are based on the AAA Tourism Ratings. Prices correct on 14 Apr 09 and may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, fees and taxes. Norfolk Air = L Class, TTL 7 Days. Airfares and accommodation are subject to availability at time of booking. MEL-NLK-MEL operates Friday. $30 departure tax per person payable on departure from NLK. Jetset Travelworld Limited - Travel Agents License TAS025. ABN 60091214998. TWD0172/RACT June / July 09 71
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